Sonic Foundry CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at Kentucky Convergence Conference

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced chairman and CEO, Rimas Buinevicius, will present the keynote address at the fifth annual Kentucky Convergence 2008 ( The conference, which showcases innovative uses of technology in higher education, is being held this Thursday and Friday at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky.

Mr. Buinevicius will present on the current climate of education and the impact of the changing economy and student expectations. He will discuss the potential of lecture capture as a viable method for community colleges and universities to retrain workers, specifically adult learners, as they look to expand their skill set. The keynote address is scheduled for Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Matt McCurdy, Sonic Foundry regional sales director, will also present "How Blended Learning is Improving Student Outcomes," on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

"This conference is all about giving teachers and educators the technology tools to be successful in their world and in their work. Mediasite is a big piece of that -- it's a quick and unique way to record instructional content," said Larry Combs, director of business services at the Center for Rural Development. "We're grateful for Sonic Foundry's participation in the conference, as well as for the work they do to advance educational technology."

In just a few years since it was first introduced, Sonic Foundry's Mediasite product and service offering has set the standard as a transformational communication medium for delivering critical information and sharing knowledge. The patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system automates the capture, management, delivery and search of multimedia presentations (combining audio, video and accompanying graphics) for live or on-demand viewing.

About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for more than 1,200 customers in education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Events Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance.

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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