Unleash is not just a conference. It’s a great experience because there are networking opportunities. I get to meet people from different professional lines. Academia’s here as well as corporate folks and colleagues from other governments. And we get to compare notes. I always learn something new about how Mediasite can be used in another situation, or another way to use Mediasite. Plus, I get to talk to the people who actually created the device. And I learn things from them, as well. Plus, Madison is beautiful.
Live Webinar Today: The Event Partner’s Friendly Guide to Expanding the Revenue and Reach of Hybrid Meetings
Do you fear planning a hybrid event because you’re not sure how it fits into your event strategy, you don’t know if your venue has the infrastructure to support it, or your AV budget may not support it? Does the long list of considerations – technologies, session formats, building a hybrid strategy – have you suffering from decision fatigue? Do you wonder whether your attendees will even understand or want to participate in an event that incorporates technology? Don’t worry. It’s easier than you think to create a hybrid meeting with the right plan in place.
The University of Amsterdam launches The Netherland’s First MOOC, Kick-Off Event to be Live Streamed via Mediasite
Tomorrow is a big day for the University of Amsterdam. It’s embracing the MOOC trend by launching its first official massive open online course.
UvA will be the first university in the world to offer the MOOC “Introduction to Communication Science.” More than 2,000 people have enrolled so far, and this is the first MOOC to be offered in the Netherlands. The free English-language course lasts eight weeks and will deliver video lectures on every aspect of communication, from history and theory to the influence of the media on society.
Cleaning up after a hurricane is risky business. Hazards are everywhere including downed electrical wires, falling trees and branches, being caught in unprotected excavations or confined spaces and encountering contaminated water to name a few. The Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health is using Mediasite to raise awareness about safety issues and talk about protective measures individuals can take with the clean-up of Hurricane Sandy.
How do voters in Wisconsin feel about presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and U.S. Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson? And how close could Tuesday’s election be?
The Sonic Foundry crew is in the midst of a whirlwind two months as it exhibits, records and presents at several conferences around the world.
These are just a few of the many events you can find us at the rest of this year. We hope you’ll stop by and say ‘hi’ if you’re at these conferences. For a complete list of upcoming events you can find us at, visit http://www.sonicfoundry.com/upcoming-events.
Kuwait EDUTECH 2012
When: Oct. 9 to 10
The Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference in London, England always sells out fast to IT directors and managers, learning technologists, practitioners and anyone else interested in educational technology.
If you take away just one thing from the recent study on hybrid events from Sonic Foundry and Meeting Professionals International Foundation, make it this:
While 50% of planners surveyed said cannibalization is a top concern in their organization, 88% of planners who have done hybrid meetings say there’s been NO negative impact on onsite attendance. In fact, many say it even boosts onsite attendance. That’s HUGE!
“Content is what gets people through the door, engagement is what keeps them there and makes them come back for more.”
Those are wise words from Emilie Barta, hybrid event consultant and virtual event host, who was surveyed in a new hybrid research project, released this week by Meeting Professionals International Foundation and sponsored by Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry.