SOURCE: Onstream Media

Onstream Media

March 07, 2011 10:45 ET

Onstream Media Announces Launch of The Human Capital Institute's Virtual Conference and Tradeshow Powered by MarketPlace365™ & Featuring Live Webcasts

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet broadcasting, corporate web communications and virtual marketplace technology, today announced that The Human Capital Institute (HCI) has launched its first MarketPlace365™ Virtual Conference and tradeshow to complement and extend the value of its 2011 Human Capital Summit, which is being held in Atlanta, March 7-9, 2011 and is available to their global network of more than 175,000 members. http://www.hci.org.

This year's Human Capital Summit brings together the latest business thinkers, corporate leaders, and cutting-edge practices. Over the course of three days of keynotes, CEO roundtables, and corporate practitioner-led working sessions, HCI will tackle the most important human capital topics at this point in time: Rethinking Your Workforce, Reengaging & Retaining Your Talent, and Reinventing Your Leadership & Management.

The hybrid physical and virtual conference features live webcasts of well-known industry experts and opinion makers, speaking about the latest in talent management strategy and workplace planning issues. For example, HCI will be webcasting sessions titled "Lessons From a Real-Life Jerry McGuire: Engaging Your Top Talent" by Molly Fletcher, America's Leading Female Sports Agent; "Applying Behavioral Economics to Drive Growth and Profitability" by Dr. John Fleming, Chief Scientist, Gallup; "Drive: What the Science of Motivation Can Teach You about High Performance" by Daniel Pink, NY Times/Amazon Bestselling Author.

To preview the complete agenda and line-up of speakers, visit http://www.hci.org/humancapital/virtual.

The new virtual conference and tradeshow also enables attendees to peruse online through aisles of exhibitors that include leading companies in the talent management industry, such as Allegis, IBM, Kelly Services, Adecco, Taleo, LinkedIn, PWC, Globoforce, and Knowledge Infusion among others. The virtual conference, which complements the physical event, allows sponsors to reach a larger audience and for exhibitors to generate more awareness and leads. Additional topics the hybrid conference addresses include: Organizational Change, Cultural Transformation, Globalization, The New Face of the Workforce, Workforce Planning, Recruitment, Leadership Development and Succession, Engagement and Retention, Metrics and Measurements, Career Development, Role of the HC Executive in the Organization, and Organization of the Future.

"HCI is at the forefront of where the industry is heading, which is extending the value of physical conferences to create more of a perpetual model of ongoing engagement with like-minded peers, resulting in greater exposure for sponsors and business opportunities for exhibitors," said Randy Selman, President & CEO, Onstream Media. "We're also pleased that HCI also plans to leverage MarketPlace365 to complement its other major physical conferences and many other events the company supports worldwide."

"Onstream Media's MarketPlace365 solution fits perfectly into our vision of the twenty-first century, 'always open' conference by combining search engine optimization, social media networking, content marketing, videos, instant messaging and monetization strategies into an integrated platform that enables HCI to extend the value of its knowledge base, while at the same time, enabling our members to share best practices and additional points-of-view from academia, government and industry in new and exciting ways," said Mike Foster, Chairman and CEO of the Human Capital Institute. "We're also excited to be webcasting the event as part of our agreement with Onstream Media, using their iEncode Webcasting service."

MarketPlace365™ is a comprehensive, online lead-generation and communications virtual conference and trade show platform that enables publishers, associations and tradeshow organizers to quickly, easily and affordably self-deploy and manage their own online multimedia "marketplace," while creating a compelling social-media experience for the attendee. MarketPlace365 brings communities with common interests together online for commerce and information exchange. MarketPlace365 features include: social networking, search engine optimization, advanced analytics, videos, webinars, presentations and a full suite of marketing and communications tools. For more information, visit www.MarketPlace365.com.

About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, development, deployment and new economy leadership. Through research and collaboration, our global network of more than 175,000 members develops and promotes creativity, best and next practices, and actionable solutions in strategic talent management. Executives, practitioners, and thought leaders representing organizations of all sizes, across public, charitable and government sectors, utilize HCI communities, education, events and research to foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with these initiatives, HCI's Human Capital Strategist professional certifications and designations set the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and measurement. For more information, please visit www.hci.org.

About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM) is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet broadcasting, corporate web communications and virtual marketplace technology. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365™ solution enables publishers, associations, trade show promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self-deploy their own profitable, online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services. Select Onstream Media customers include: AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, Shareholder.com (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, Adobe, BT Conferencing, Qwest and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.

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