Sonic Foundry and EDUCAUSE go way back, at least as conference webcasting goes. We’ve been streaming EDUCAUSE sessions via Mediasite since 2005 and more recently EDUCAUSE ELI sessions, and now it’s time to go live once again. EDUCAUSE 2010 is in full swing today in Anaheim, CA, with more than 3,000 attending onsite and an estimated 2,000 virtual attendees from 300 campuses attending online.

Here’s what we’re up to, in addition to streaming live sessions:

Making headlines: Sonic Foundry named market leader (again) and Mediasite and Camtasia Relay are new friends

We’ve got two big announcements this week.

  1. Industry analyst Frost & Sullivan again named Sonic Foundry the Global Market Share Leader for Lecture Capture Solutions. This is the third year they’ve done the report, and we proud to be named the market leader each time.
  2. We have a new technology partnership with our friends at TechSmith. Later this fall you’ll be able to automate the ingestion, cataloging, and management of Camtasia Relay course content within Mediasite EX Server, a powerful platform for delivering and managing your multimedia presentations. Stop by the Sonic Foundry booth #915 (EDUCAUSE Gold Partner) or the TechSmith booth #1441 (EDUCAUSE Silver Partner) to get the details.

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry demos in booth #915

Haven’t had a chance to meet Mediasite before? Or want to get up close and personal the new sleeker, slimmer Mediasite ML Recorder? Or all the goodness in Mediasite 5.4? We’re happy to give you the 2-minute drive-by tour or pull up a chair, take a load off and settle in for the full demo (our chairs are always a welcome respite from the exhibit floor traffic).

Oh, and before you head back out into the throng, be sure to drop your business card for a chance to win a Sanyo VPC-CS1 HD Camcorder. Attending online? No problem – just tweet #educause10 #mediasite some time during the live conference.

Mediasite speakers at the mic

“Avoiding an IT House of Cards: Building Your Own Solid Foundation”
Jim Jorstad, Director of Academic Technologies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Friday, October 15,   9:30 a.m. PDT, Meeting Room 204A

“Five Secrets to Funding Lecture Capture”
Sean Brown, VP Education, Sonic Foundry
Thursday, October 14, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Meeting Room 210A

Mediasite User Group meetup Wednesday, October 13

Are you a MUG member? At EDUCAUSE? Or within driving distance of Anaheim? Meet us for a cocktail tonight, Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. PDT at  Degrees Wine & Patio Bar in the Anaheim Marriott next to the convention center. Not a MUG member, or even a Mediasite customer yet? Stop by anyway and swap edtech war stories with the Sonic Foundry team.

Get social

EDUCAUSE has made it easier than ever to jump into the social stream. Even if you’ve never tweeted before, it’s easy to connect with fellow attendees onsite and online, plus all the others who just wish they were here.

Check out EDUCAUSE’s new community page to see all the ways you can find folks with similar interests, and synch up with the EDUCAUSE crew. Follow the conference tweets, and contribute your own 140-character thoughts, by using the hashtag #EDUCAUSE10. Some sessions have their own individual hashtags too – you can see them here or set up a search in your Twitter client for “ED10.”

And of course you can follow us and our #EDUCAUSE10 coverage at @mediasite.

See you in Anaheim – and online!

We had a great time and learned at ton at EDUCAUSE09 – you can see our write up from last year here. Can’t wait to see what we take away this year.