SOURCE: CollegeWeekLive

March 11, 2008 11:54 ET

Beyond "College Road Trip": Why Not Interact With Top College Experts and Visit Hundreds of Colleges at One Place? Online at CollegeWeekLive

See and Meet Leading Experts on College Planning, Admissions, Financial Aid and Careers, at World's Largest Virtual College Fair: March 25 & 26, 2008

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest virtual college fair, will be THE website to go to on March 25 & 26, 2008, as a never-before gathered assembly of college planning experts will share their expertise through live Web video presentations followed by interactive chat sessions -- as they connect with an estimated 50,000 college-bound teenagers, along with parents, guidance counselors during the online event.

"Disney's new comedy College Road Trip shows the old-fashioned way for students and parents to investigate a college -- burning gas in the family car, driving from campus to campus," said Mike Lewis, VP of CollegeWeekLive. "Through our FREE virtual college fair, families can save time and travel costs, by booting up their home computers to check out hundreds of colleges through one website -- even have live video chats with current undergrad students.

This month's CollegeWeekLive will bring together a world-class faculty of presenters, many of which have appeared as college gurus on top broadcast media including the "Today Show," CNBC, "Good Morning America," CNN, NPR and "Oprah," as well as in leading print media (The New York Times, US News & World Report, Wall St. Journal).

Leveraging our expert speaker bureau, the agenda of CollegeWeekLive has been designed to address the three major concerns of college-bound students and their parents: choosing, getting into and paying for college.

Attendees of the free 2-day conference will be able to watch LIVE streaming Web video presentations and then interact directly with the experts on important topics including:

What to do with your life:

"Define Your Own Road in Life: Road Trip Nation"

Mike Marriner, Founder of Road Trip Nation

College Search:

-- "Finding the Best College Fit for You"

Peter van Buskirk, Author of "Winning the College Admission Game; Strategies for Students and Parents"

-- "Getting the Most Out of College Visits"

Martha "Marty" O'Connell, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives, Inc.

-- "What Juniors Need to Do To Get Ahead of College Admissions"

Dr. Katherine Cohen, CEO and Founder of IvyWise and ApplyWise

-- "The Community College Experience"

Tom Watkins, CEO of TDW & Associates, former Michigan St. Superintendent of Public Schools

Getting Into College:

-- "Telling Your Story in the College Application"

Jaye Fenderson, Author of "Seventeen's Guide to Getting Into College"

-- "Summer Activities That Will Get You Into College"

Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, Author of "What Colleges Don't Tell You and What High Schools Don't Tell You"

-- "Trends in College Admissions Today"

Howard and Matthew Greene, Authors of "The Greene College Guides," and hosts of the PBS Series "Ten Steps to College"

-- "How to Prepare for the SAT"

Dr. Ira Wolfe, President of PowerPrep, Author of "How to Prepare for the New SAT"

-- "What Guidance Counselors Need to Know About The ACT and the SAT"

Karan Goel, CEO and Founder of PrepMe

Financial Aid:

-- "Everything You Need to Know About Federal Student Aid"

Micki Roemer, Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education

-- "The Financial Aid Office as Your Advocate"

Ronald Johnson, Director of Financial Aid, UCLA

-- "Top 10 Ways to Make College Affordable"

Ann Coles, Senior Advisor of College Access Programs, TERI

For more information on the event go to http://www.collegeweeklive.com.

About CollegeWeekLive

CollegeWeekLive is a unique virtual event designed to allow people involved in the college admissions process (students, parents, teachers, counselors, colleges and universities) to connect and successfully interact with one another in ways that are impossible at physical events, through powerful Web-based software and services. PlatformQ, the producer of the CollegeWeekLive, is a new company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations -- across North America and worldwide -- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts or thought leaders. For a current listing of the full agenda and speaker roster, participating colleges and universities, and to register for CollegeWeekLive-March 2008, please visit: http://www.collegeweeklive.com.

CollegeWeekLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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