Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to provide on-demand webcasts from FETC 2014

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, January 9, 2014

With today’s digital, online technology, nothing is ever more than a fingertip away. Anyone can watch movies, work or get their education by using a smartphone or computer. FETC 2014 is partnering with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, to make one of the nation’s largest educational technology conferences a convenient and accessible event that everyone can attend.

FETC 2014 – the largest national educational technology conference on the East Coast – will kick off on Jan. 28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Thousands of educators and exhibitors attending the conference will have the opportunity to get connected and participate in FETC’s multiple social networks and advance their own skills by attending an array of sessions and workshops led by top leaders in education technology.

If traveling to FETC 2014 is out of the question, interested educators can still benefit from FETC’s offerings. Mediasite webcasts of select sessions will be available online. After FETC, attendees and those unable to attend will be able to watch or re-watch favorite sessions or catch up on missed sessions in an on-demand archive.

“By partnering with FETC to make its annual conference a hybrid event, we’re enabling those unable to attend due to budget or time restrictions the opportunity to experience the event online using the power of Mediasite. We’re excited to continue our relationship with FETC to reach a global audience,” said Sean Brown, Sonic Foundry’s senior vice president.

Sonic Foundry is the creator of Mediasite. Mediasite is a patented webcasting and video content management system that automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos and rich media. Trusted by 1,200 colleges and universities, this innovative platform is extremely useful to educators and scholars alike. During FETC 2014, Mediasite user Scott Holcomb of Shelby County Schools will explain “How the 11th Largest School District Uses Webcasting to Transform Communication” in an aptly-named presentation.

“Providing on-demand coverage of key sessions at FETC is a great service to our audience,” said Mike Eason, Vice President of 1105 Media Public Sector Events Group. “Additionally, it gives a potential new audience the opportunity to see what they’re missing at the live event, and start making plans to attend next year.”

FETC, a division of the 1105 Media Public Sector Events Group, is owned by 1105 Media, Inc., a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets. For more information about FETC 2014, visit www.fetc.org. Stay up-to-date on FETC 2014 news by following @fetc on Twitter and liking the FETC Facebook page. For more information about Mediasite, or to view public webcast content, visit www.Sonicfoundry.com.

About 1105 Media

1105 Media, Inc. provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology, products, policy, regulation and news delivered through an assortment of media, including print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits and trade shows; training and courseware; and web-based services. The markets served by these offerings include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater and Home Medical Equipment. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with primary offices throughout the U.S. and more than 350 employees. The company was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.