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Why attend the Virtual Summit?

Join the nation’s top experts in the college admissions world, geared specifically to help parents navigate the unique challenges and obstacles brought on by COVID-19.

  • Curious about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected college admissions?

  • Confused about all the changes to standardized testing requirements?

  • Worried about how to help your child demonstrate leadership skills when everything has been canceled?

  • Struggling to support your teen during these challenging times?

We’ll cover all of these topics LIVE during this exclusive 2-day virtual summit!

We’ve leveraged our network of industry experts to bring you a virtual experience packed with valuable information that will help you and your child learn to navigate the college admissions process and manage the impacts of COVID-19 on your child’s college trajectory.

Topics Include:

  • Maximizing Your Child’s Success In Virtual Schooling.” with Ray Ravaglia

  • “Helping Your Child Develop Leadership Skills.” with Moses Lee

  • Character Counts: An Ethical Approach to College Admission.” with Brennan Barnard

  • And more!

Delivered in short, digestible 20 minute segments, we’ll tackle all the difficult subjects plaguing parents of teens today, such as:

  • How to have difficult conversations with your Gen Z child

  • How to help your child THRIVE, not just survive during the pandemic

  • How to break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

  • Dealing with empty nesting during COVID-19

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to help your child cope with the stress and changes brought about by COVID-19 and stand out to get into their dream college!

Day 1

11:00 – 11:15

Opening Remarks

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Elite Admissions Expert and Founder at Ivy Insight

 

11:15 – 11:45

Fireside Chat #1. Maximizing Your Child’s Success In Virtual Schooling

Raymond Ravaglia

Chief Learning Officer at Opportunity Education

 

11:50 – 12:20

Fireside Chat #2. Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Your Gen Z Child

Sophie Beren

Founder & CEO at The Conversationalist

 

12:25 – 12:55

Fireside Chat #3. Helping Your Child Develop Leadership Skills

Moses Lee

CEO at Michigan Language Center

 

1:00 – 1:30

Fireside Chat #4. Mentorship and Achievement During Covid-19

Dr. Ruth Gotian

Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine

 

1:35 – 2:05

Fireside Chat #5. Character Counts: An Ethical Approach to College Admission 

Brennan Barnard

Director of College Counseling & Outreach at The Derryfield School

 

2:10 – 2:40

Fireside Chat #6. International Students and Study Abroad

Dr. Marlena Corcoran

Director at Athena Mentor

 

2:40 – 2:55

Closing Remarks

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Elite Admissions Expert and Founder at Ivy Insight

 

Day 2

11:00 – 11:15

Opening Remarks

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Elite Admissions Expert and Founder at Ivy Insight

 

11:15 – 11:45

Fireside Chat #1. Career Readiness During Covid-19

Vincent Phamvan

Founder at Vyten Career Coaching

 

11:50 – 12:20

Fireside Chat #2. Maximizing the FAFSA During Covid-19 

Charlie Javice

Founder & CEO at Frank

 

12:25 – 12:55

Fireside Chat #3. Guiding Your Child with Learning Differences During COVID-19

Marybeth Kravets
Co-Author of The K & W Guide to Colleges For Students With Learning Differences

 

1:00 – 1:30

Fireside Chat #4. Remote-Based Opportunities for Teens During Covid-19 

Marie Schwartz

CEO at TeenLife Media

 

1:35 – 2:05

Fireside Chat #5. Helping Your Child Thrive During Covid-19

Marti Miles-Rosenfield

Founder of College Strong

 

2:00 – 2:30

Developing a Mission-First Mindset During Covid-19

Kathy Wu Brady

Chief of Staff & Chief People Officer at Catchafire

 

2:40 – 2:55

Closing Remarks

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Elite Admissions Expert and Founder at Ivy Insight

 

The Speakers

Ray Ravaglia

Ray Ravaglia

Chief Learning Officer at Opportunity Education

Ray Ravaglia is the Chief Learning Officer at Opportunity Education, a foundation transforming secondary education. Active in online education since 1989, Ravaglia was the Founder and Principal Architect of the Stanford Online High School and is the Vice-Chairman and Founder of Dwight Global School.  He was the Founder of the Precollege Division at The School of The New York Times where he led two national events on college admission and preparation.

Sophie Beren

Sophie Beren

Founder & CEO at The Conversationalist

The Conversationalist is the go-to destination to amplify Gen Z voices. Our community of more than 10K individuals can be found on our community app, Geneva, across our social platforms, and featured on our weekly digital panels. We are dedicated to breaking Gen-Z’ers outside of their echo chambers and unify the world, one voice at a time.
Dr. Marlena Corcoran

Dr. Marlena Corcoran

Founder, Athena Mentor

Marlena Corcoran is a Brown Ph.D. with research experience at Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, and the Ecole normale/CNRS Paris. Dr. Corcoran specializes in advising international families whose teenagers and 20-somethings aspire to the best English-language universities and MBA programs in the world.
Charlie Javice

Charlie Javice

Founder & CEO of Frank

Charlie Javice is the founder and CEO of Frank, the leading platform connecting students to financial aid at US colleges. In less than three years, the company has helped over 4.25 million students find $12 billion in tuition savings for college. At 19, Charlie was the youngest person to be named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” In 2019, she topped the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Big Money and Finance category. She’s a thought leader in fintech and education authoring op-eds for the NY Times and Wall Street Journal. She’s currently working on a bill to advocate for a change in student loan disbursement that would save students billions of dollars in interest fees. Charlie graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Marti Miles-Rosenfield

Marti Miles-Rosenfield

Founder & Director, College Strong

As Founder and Director of College Strong, Marti is an experienced professional with demonstrated experience in higher education, program assessment, curriculum development, & team building. College Strong promotes a successful and smooth transition for high school seniors (or returning students) as they begin their freshman year of college. The online course prepares students for the full college experience by teaching academic study skills as well as much needed soft skills.

Moses Lee

Moses Lee

CEO MLC | Cofounder Seelio

Moses has spent the past two decades helping thousands of students – from high schoolers to working professionals – to achieve their goals. Currently, he leads the Michigan Language Center and is a part-time faculty member and Innovator-in-Residence at the University of Michigan. In 2011, Moses co-founded Seelio, an education technology company that partners with universities to help prepare students for meaningful careers. The company was acquired by Keypath Education, a global education company, in 2014. Moses firmly believes that empowered students change the world and works tirelessly to help them succeed.

Vincent Phamvan

Vincent Phamvan

Founder at Vyten Career Coaching

Vincent is the founder of Vyten, an online coaching program that helps ordinary people get incredible jobs with the pay and purpose they deserve. He specializes in helping job candidates interview with confidence, and secure a job that enables them to enjoy the best that life has to offer.

He has been featured in Forbes, Entreprenuer.com, Fast Company, The Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal, and STORES Magazine. He is also the 2020 award recipient of the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. 

Since 2014, Vincent and Vyten have helped over 800,000 job seekers advance their careers!

Marie Schwartz

Marie Schwartz

CEO at TeenLife Media

Marie Schwartz is the found of TeenLife Media. She believes that teens need a to get out from under the hovering eyes of parents, teachers and coaches and have safe ways to develop the grit and resilience they will need in college and beyond.But most of the parenting resources she found were geared toward parents of younger children, not teens. So, she spent hours at her family’s kitchen table, scouring the internet, calling other parents, and collecting information on summer camps and community service programs for teens.

TeenLife.com now has more than 13,000 teen program and advisor listings and also features eguides, our TeenLife blog and ebooks. TeenLife Media also publishes several print guides a year.

 
 
 
Brennan Barnard

Brennan Barnard

Director of College Counseling & Outreach at The Derryfield School

Brennan Barnard, M.Ed is the Director of College Counseling and Outreach at The Derryfield School, an independent day school in Manchester, New Hampshire and at US Performance Academy, an on-line independent high school for elite athletes. He is also the College Admissions Program Advisor with the Making Caring Common project at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

During over two decades in education Brennan has worked as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, admission officer, counselor and administrator at a number of independent high schools and colleges.  He has counseled Olympians, thespians, artists, cadets, social workers, engineers, philosophers, doctors, writers, lawyers and everything in between.

Marybeth Kravets

Marybeth Kravets

Co-Author of the K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences

Marybeth Kravets is the Director of College Counseling for Wolcott College Preparatory High School and is the President of Marybeth Kravets & Associates providing college counseling and educational consulting. Ms. Kravets graduated from the University of Michigan and earned her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Wayne State University (MI).  She has served as the President of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, as well as, the President of the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling. She is the noted co-author of The Princeton Review/Random House book The K&W Guide to College for Students with Leaning Differences 15th Edition.(2021) She is the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Harvard University Club of Chicago, the Community Service Award from the University of Arizona SALT Program, the NACAC Gayle C. Wilson Award for outstanding service to her profession and the John B. Muir Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Literature of Educational & Admission Counseling”. Marybeth is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a Board of Trustee member for the United World College-USA.

Dr. Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S.

Dr. Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S.

Chief Learning Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is currently a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. She also has a weekly show and podcast by the same name where she gathers high achievers to talk about their journey to success. In 2021, she was one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking.

During her extensive career, she has personally coached and mentored thousands of people ranging from undergraduates to faculty members.  As Assistant Dean for Mentoring she oversaw the success of nearly 1,800 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine. Currently, she researches the most successful people of our generation, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, CEOs and Olympic champions, in order to learn about their habits and practices so that we may optimize our own success.

Dr. Gotian received her B.S. and M.S. in Business Management from the University at Stony Brook in New York and certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing for Execution from Cornell University. She earned her doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University where she studied Adult Learning and Leadership and focused her research on optimizing success.

Dr. Gotian publishes on topics ranging from networking, mentoring, leadership development and optimizing success and has given talks on these themes all over the globe. She regularly publishes in such journals as Nature, Scientific American, Academic Medicine, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. She is the co-editor of a book on medical education, won numerous mentoring awards and is the author of the upcoming book The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance.

Kathy Wu Brady

Kathy Wu Brady

Chief People Officer & Chief of Staff of Catchafire

Kathy Wu Brady is the Chief People Officer & Chief of Staff of Catchafire, a social impact start up dedicated to supporting nonprofits by connecting them with talented volunteers. Prior to Catchafire, Kathy held a number of senior leadership roles in technology, media and ecommerce companies throughout her career at companies such as NBC Universal, hulu, AOL and American Express. She is passionate about diversity, equity & inclusion, social impact work and spending time with her partner and their two children.

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