ASTD 2008 TechKnowledge(R) Conference and EXPO On-Demand Webcast by Sonic Foundry Event Services Now Available

On-demand webcasts feature keynote presentations by technology leaders

MADISON, Wis., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) , the recognized market leader for rich media communications and knowledge management, announced today the company is the Live Learning Center sponsor of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) 2008 TechKnowledge(R) Conference and EXPO, with the company’s Event Services group webcasting on-demand presentations by the keynote speakers. The event began earlier this week and concludes today at the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

ASTD is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. The association’s e-learning conference, ASTD TechKnowledge(R), emphasizes developing and managing e-learning. ASTD TechKnowledge(R) emphasizes developing and managing e-learning. The educational program includes more than 80 sessions including hands-on computer labs and corporate case studies.

The keynote presentations feature industry leaders offering insight, inspiration, current thinking and future trends on a range of topics including:

  — David Pogue, Technology Columnist, New York Times and Emmy Award
Winning Tech Correspondent for CBS News, speaking about e-Learning and
the future of personal technology
— Joe Miller, Vice President, Platform and Technology Development at
Linden Lab, on collaborative learning in Second Life
— Jim Smith, President and CEO JIMPACT Enterprises, facilitated a session
to help conference attendees build an action plan to implement what
they learned

These presentations are available for on-demand viewing at

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 2007, 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 Sonic Foundry, Inc.

Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) (NASDAQ: is the recognized market leader for rich media communications and knowledge management, providing enterprise solutions and services that link an information-driven world. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the company has received numerous awards including the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Global Market Leadership Award, Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline Magazine’s sixth fastest-growing software company with sales under $150 million and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Named a Bersin & Associates 2007 Learning Leader, Sonic Foundry’s webcasting and knowledge management 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 education, business, professional advancement and safety. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry’s products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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