Sonic Foundry Webcasts Autodesk’s 2007 User Conference

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Foundry(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) , a leader in automated rich media communications technology, today announced the company’s Event Services group is webcasting Autodesk Inc.’s 15th annual Autodesk University (AU) user conference for the second year in a row. The event is taking place at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas from November 27 – 30.

More than 9000 individuals from 67 countries are convening in Las Vegas to expand their knowledge of Autodesk’s industry-leading 2D and 3D software tools in order to be more innovative in their work and more competitive in the market. Conference attendees will participate in classes, presentations and events in Autodesk’s core industries including manufacturing, infrastructure, building, and media and entertainment.

Sonic Foundry’s Services team and partners are working on-site to capture the audio, video and visual aids for more than 300 sessions in 23 rooms simultaneously, ensuring the recordings are done in a non-intrusive way. The presentations will be automatically synchronized into webcasts accessible both live and on-demand from the AU website using Sonic Foundry’s patented Mediasite(R) web communications platform. Last year more than 200 presentations were captured and viewed by almost 20,000 registered users over 21,000 times.

“The entire recording process is designed to be invisible to both the presenters and participants. Speakers won’t need to alter their presentations or upload any software to their computers — just deliver their presentations as they normally would, using either PowerPoint or other high-resolution visual aids,” said Joseph Wurcher, manager, AU Program Development. “The advantage is the presentation will live on forever, and countless viewers will have the same quality experience as the individuals in the classroom.”

Sonic Foundry’s Event Services group consists of systems engineers and project managers with an extensive knowledge of audio/video production and webcasting. The group and its strategic partners supply technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web. Since its launch in January of this year, the Event Services group has provided live and on-demand webcasting for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and university associations to sporting events and charitable organizations.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is a technology leader in the emerging rich media communications marketplace, providing enterprise solutions and services that link an information driven world. Sonic Foundry is named on Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline Magazine’s list of the top ten fastest-growing software companies with sales under $150 million and named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 companies. Voted Best Webcasting Platform and Best Webcasting Appliance in the Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, the company’s solutions are trusted by education institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for a variety of critical communication needs. Sonic Foundry is changing the way organizations communicate via the Web and how people around the globe receive vital information needed for work, professional advancement, safety and education. Sonic Foundry is based in Madison, WI. For more information about Sonic Foundry, visit the company’s Website at

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