SOURCE: Elluminate , Inc.

April 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Elluminate, Inc. Named as a Finalist in the Sixth Annual Canadian New Media Awards

The Industry's Most Prominent Advocates and Entrepreneurs to Be Awarded on May 29th

CALGARY, AB -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 21, 2006 -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, has been recognized as one of Canada's new media leaders. Elluminate is one of three finalists to be named to the "Company of the Year" category of the 2006 Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA). Celebrity host, Alan Park from the Royal Canadian Air Farce will be joined by industry supporters on May 29th, 2006 to celebrate and present Awards at The Carlu in Toronto.

"We're honored to be named a finalist for 'Company of the Year,'" said Nashir Samanani, CEO of Elluminate, Inc. "Elluminate has been able to use the power of the Internet to provide educational institutions and enterprises with software that breaks down the barriers of distance in their communications. By giving users a means to connect in virtual classrooms, regardless of their location, we've enabled people in Canada and worldwide to be more effective with online learning and meetings, and will continue to do so in the future."

"I am thrilled that our 6th year anniversary can profile such an incredible display of talent," said Adam Froman, Executive Producer of CNMA and Delvinia. "With 15 awards being given, this will bring the promotion of Canadian interactive products and talent to a new level of recognition."

Hailing from almost every province in Canada, finalists include companies and individuals accomplished in the digital interactive media space. Finalists represent a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.

Of the 43 finalists, 19 are from Ontario, 12 are from B.C., 3 are from Quebec, 7 from Alberta, 1 from Saskatchewan and 1 from Nova Scotia. More information about the 2006 finalists can be found on:

Tickets and registration to the event are available online at

About Elluminate:

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. Elluminate delivers exceptional outcomes that enhance the learning experience, and increase retention and completion rates with lower Total Cost of Ownership and higher ROI. Elluminate features high-quality VoIP, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind technology -- regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate has won several prestigious industry awards, including Network Computing magazine's Editor's Choice for Web Conferencing software. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent corporations and academic institutions such as ADP, the University of Calgary, DeVry University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, PA Department of Education, Sun Microsystems, T-Mobile, and many more. For more information, visit

About the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA):

The Canadian New Media Awards are presented in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, and Delvinia. Produced by CANEMA, the Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. The Awards also help promote the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry. For more information, visit

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