CollegeWeekLive’s Online College Fair Sets New Record as “World’s Largest Virtual Event” Web-Based Virtual College Fair Surpasses Prior Success in Event Attendance, Participation, Program Conten



2008-04-01 07:56:00

CollegeWeekLive’s Online College Fair Sets New Record as “World’s Largest Virtual Event”

Web-Based Virtual College Fair Surpasses Prior Success in Event Attendance, Participation, Program Conten

BOSTON, MA–( EMWPresswire – April 1, 2008) – Last week on March 25 and 26, 2008,

CollegeWeekLive (, hosted a record-setting

online event: the largest-ever virtual

college fair. During this free Web-enabled 2-day gathering, students,

parents and guidance counselors from across North America, Europe, Asia,

Africa and South America used the latest Internet technologies — including

live video chat, live webcasts, and virtual environments — to connect with

one another — as well as with admissions officers and leading college


“CollegeWeekLive-March 2008 was a resounding success all around, surpassing

expectations and building on the momentum of the first CollegeWeekLive in

November 2007,” said Robert Rosenbloom, President of PlatformQ, the

producer of CollegeWeekLive. “Based on attendee feedback showing

overwhelming enthusiasm on their event experiences, we’re happy to see that

CollegeWeekLive has established itself as a solid brand and valued resource

in the eyes of those who are active in the college search process:

students, parents, counselors and admissions staff at colleges themselves.”

CollegeWeekLive-March 2008 significantly exceeded the size, scope, and

content of the inaugural November 2007 event,

as shown by these bottom-line numbers:

— Over 40,000 participants registered to attend last week’s event: three

times the number of the original CollegeWeekLive event in November 2007.

— A global online event which attracted attendees from more than 40

countries worldwide.

— 300+ college admissions representatives across North America from over

150 universities and

colleges interacted with visitors at the event. Participating schools

hosted 3-D virtual booths in the event’s “College Hall” tradeshow exhibit


60+ hours of live

streaming video presentations from experts on college choice,

admission, financial aid from satellite studios in Boston, New York, Los

Angeles, and Washington.

— Attendees engaged directly with 60 current

undergraduates at schools from Hawaii to London through interactive

LIVE video chat sessions.

— A new track of interactive Web video panels featuring a host of

successful young professionals who shared career insights on

their personal experiences across a range of fields.

Doors Are Still Open

While the ‘live’ interactions of CollegeWeekLive are now over — anyone who

attended, or would still like to access the event’s content, can do so by

registering at

Archived content and information includes:

— Streaming video presentations (expert keynotes, student chats, career


— Downloadable materials from participating colleges’ virtual booths, and


Kudos for CollegeWeekLive From Its Participants:


“I was amazed that CollegeWeekLive let me acquire so much knowledge right

from my computer at home and in the most non-intimidating manner ever. I

was very impressed that I was able to connect with so many admissions

counselors and that they took the time to answer my personal questions.

Thank you so much!!” — Kendre

“I enjoyed all the aspects of CollegeWeekLive. I especially enjoyed the

live video chats with other students.” — Elizabeth

“I loved how everything that I need about the colleges that I am looking at

is all in one place.” — Diane


“The long hours of CollegeWeekLive helped me to fit this in my schedule.

The speakers were amazing and bursting with so much useful information.” —



“I absolutely loved CollegeWeekLive’s interactive format,” said Jaye J.

Fenderson, a keynote presenter during CollegeWeekLive. Popular college

advice columnist & author of “Seventeen’s Guide to Getting Into

College,” Fenderson added: “The ability to interact LIVE with an online

global audience was a tremendously rewarding experience for me as a

speaker. It gave me a real sense of students’ and parents’ pressing

concerns about college, and then furnished an opportunity for me to

immediately address them in real-time through a format that allowed

hundreds of others to join the conversation.”

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 internationally — who might

otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with

leading experts or thought leaders.


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Patrick Rafter


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