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. Our seventh annual conference, which takes place April 28 to May 1, will be a bit different from our past events. 

We’ve amped up the Mediasite education, planned more collaborative, participant-driven sessions and included plenty of opportunities for you to ask your most pressing questions. There are more tracks and more days this year so the possibilities to learn practical and proven Mediasite best practices and connect with like-minded video pioneers are endless. 

You-Pick Mediasite Training

Mediasite training has been a hallmark of Unleash. It’s your way to sharpen your Mediasite skills and learn from experts here at Sonic Foundry. Previously held as pre-conference workshops, Mediasite training is now incorporated into the three-day program. You’ll have three full days of training and education. This lets you build a customized education agenda to fit your needs. New and novice Mediasite users will find comprehensive tutorials, and seasoned Mediasite users will dive deeper in advanced sessions. Plus, the new Developer’s Corner lets more advanced users explore Mediasite’s APIs, share code ideas and connect with other developers. 

Show & Share

Our new Show & Share format gives attendees and presenters the opportunity to share and discuss their success stories through more casual, one-on-ones or small groups. Using a poster-style room layout, speakers share their expertise with brief informal presentations and interactive materials, videos and photos. The call for proposals is now open. Learn more about this new format here and register by March 1. (If your presentation is accepted, you’ll get the speaker discount to register for Unleash at the best rate possible -- only $295. That’s $700 off the standard registration!) 

Mediasite in Action

Some topics require presenters to go a little more in depth. They may be a little more detailed than what a Show & Share can accommodate. During Mediasite in Action sessions, speakers will share proven solutions and practical advice gleaned from their successful implementations. You’ll leave with real-life examples and plenty of ideas to evolve your own Mediasite initiatives when you return home. If you feel you have a topic that you want to share but don’t think it fits into a Show & Share, contact Kristin Zurovitch to discuss your idea.

Post-it Discussions

We always hear from you that the best ideas you get at Unleash are through impromptu discussions with others. This year we’re introducing Post-It Discussions. Come to Madison with your “I want to learn about …” wish list to share on the post-it walls. Or you can post your areas of expertise and experience. We’ll help you find each other and offer opportunities and spaces for those valuable discussions.  


1:1 Guru Time

We also use Unleash to give you face time with as many of us as possible. We share the roadmaps, strategies and plans for Mediasite in the upcoming year. In addition to that, you have the opportunity to be face-to-face with product development teams, tech support staff and get answers to your questions. Book a 20- or 45-minute 1:1 session with one of Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Gurus. These limited sessions always fill up fast so be sure to register early. You’ll also be able to walk up to the Guru Counter at any time and ask a question. 

Learn more at www.sonicfoundry.com/unleash2013

And remember, if you haven’t registered for Unleash yet, take advantage of our Early Bird special, which has been extended to March 1. Register for $695. That’s $300 off the standard rate. Plus, consider how to receive a deeper discount by submitting a proposal for Show & Share

Note, the conference this year is a full three-day event starting on Monday, April 29, so be sure to arrive on Sunday to make sure you’re here for all three days. Plus, if you’re new to Unleash, we’d love to see you at the Newcomers’ Reception Sunday night.   

Check out this video for more information:

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We can’t wait to see you here!