Category: At the mic
Photos: (Top) Mediasite Events live streams a session at Unleash 2013, Sonic Foundry's Mediasite User Conference. (Second) Several large monitors displayed attendee tweets and Instagram pictures via TweetBeam and Hashgram. (Third) Attendees could download an Unleash 2013 app to stay connected. (Fourth) A remote attendee's picture: Caption - Connecting to #mediasite from Dubai for Unleash 2013.
There are only 25 days until our annual Mediasite User Conference Unleash 2013 … not that we’re counting or anything. Unleash is one of the most exciting times of the year for us, and we can’t wait for our Mediasite family from all over the globe to get together here in Madison, Wis. to learn from each other and have lots of fun while doing it.
"For the past five years, I have attended the Mediasite UNLEASH meeting and each year I have learned about new and innovative features added to the Mediasite recorders, tips and techniques to improve presentations for our viewers and most important to Michigan Public Health Institute, ways to increase our customer base. UNLEASH is the only conference that I have consistently attended over the past five years that each presentation provides information to enhances your thinking about the use of electronic media in education and training situations."
Ahhhh, March Madness. That time of year when the sports fans in your life go a little bit crazy with their love of restaurants that have both a) all-you-can-eat chicken wings, and b) hundreds of televisions. I admit I’m not immune to the magic. I honestly believe my bracket selections are sure to win, even though I haven’t made it past round one in something like 10 years.
On our campus we have a lot of different schools using Mediasite. And yet you realize, when you see this broad array of people using Mediasite at universities and businesses around the world, how many different applications there are for it, and just problems and solutions that I wouldn't have thought of. It's good to be able to learn from other people's experiences.
~Adam Williams, Instructional Operations Coordinator, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Unleash is just two months away, and we’ve got another action-packed, education-filled user conference planned for you this year. Unleash is your best opportunity to explore, learn, connect and play with other Mediasite enthusiasts, newbies and experts. If it’s been a few years since you’ve attended, we encourage you to come back to Madison, Wis. to see what’s new and take advantage of all the great learning opportunities.
Gillian Broadhead, director of Learning Light Limited, says “Lots of e-learning projects fail because the people who develop them don’t contact the learner.”
That’s the heart of the fifth and final lesson for you about planning and holding a successful hybrid event based on research from The Meeting Professionals International Foundation’s hybrid event research, sponsored by Sonic Foundry - Design for experience.