Thomson Reuters and Blue Sky Broadcast Partner to Offer Complete Conference Solution
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, — Thomson Reuters and Blue Sky Broadcast today announced a partnership to provide a complete, end-to-end solution for organizations seeking to schedule and broadcast their meetings and conferences.
The partnership will enable scholarly societies and associations to review and select the best meeting content using Thomson Reuters ScholarOne Abstracts®, then automatically transfer it to a presentation portal hosted by Blue Sky Broadcast for live capture and hosting.
ScholarOne Abstracts is the foremost solution for managing conference abstract data, allowing for quick and easy collection, as well as reviewing and scheduling, of the best content for meetings. Blue Sky Broadcast specializes in the delivery of live and on-demand web-based presentations, continuing education certifications, and media solutions.
As travel budgets for scholarly societies and associations face cuts, while research output continues to expand globally, it has become increasingly important for organizations to find cost-effective ways to offer their members access to meetings and conferences.
The new offering from Thomson Reuters and Blue Sky Broadcast, will deliver searchable multi-media content from meetings and conferences in a rich media format, long after the actual date of the event. The agreement also opens up new potential sources of revenue for societies and associations, by allowing them to extend the reach and life of their meeting content.
“ScholarOne Abstracts already supports the strategic objectives of our customers by helping them select and manage the most relevant meeting content,” said Keith Collier, vice president at Thomson Reuters. “We’re thrilled that we can now offer them new ways to leverage that valuable data after their event, providing greater benefit to both our clients and their members.”
“We’re excited about the combination of Blue Sky Broadcast’s services with ScholarOne Abstracts,” said Phillip Forte, president at Blue Sky Broadcast. “The new integrated offering will allow meeting organizers and attendees to easily make the best use of their meeting content during and after the event. This helps organizations demonstrate value to their members and increase their profile in their field.”
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About Blue Sky Broadcast
Blue Sky Broadcast is a full-service provider specializing in the delivery of superior live and on-demand customized, web-based, instructor led, learning solutions. Blue Sky Broadcast organizes, produces and delivers web events that are viewed by hundreds of thousands of people each year. The company’s impressive team of technical and industry focused professionals, coupled with their expertise with web event solutions and online video helps leading organizations fully leverage any type of communication. Blue Sky Broadcast is headquartered in San Diego, CA with satellite offices in Minnesota, Washington D.C. and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.blueskybroadcast.com
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