College Exploration

Presented by MACAC and StriveScan

We are excited to announce that MACAC will once again be partnering with StriveScan to offer all virtual student engagement opportunities for Fall 2021 and in person opportunities for Spring 2022. *New for Fall*, we are offering panel topics that have proven to be of interest to student attendees. We have a full year of data from our virtual panels, as well as on a national level, of what students are looking for and this data was used to select panel topics. The selected panels have proven numbers of registrations which also means a better opportunity for increased leads for presenters.

Fall 2021 Program Details

There are two options available for you to participate. You can participate in panel presentation(s) and/or the virtual fairs:

6x6 Virtual College Fair:

  • October 6th & 7th from 5:00-8:00 pm; colleges can register for one or both nights at a cost of $120 per night
  • Format involves six colleges presenting together so students can hear from multiple institutions at once
  • Replicates in-person college fair browsing experience
  • Students are drawn to the variety of schools
  • 45-minute sessions – can attend one session per hour
  • Students can chat questions to the reps throughout the session

Panel Presentations:
  • Colleges can choose to present on a maximum of 2 topics/panels; $200 per panel
  • Panels are pre-determined with topics of proven appeal
  • October 5th from 2-7pm and October 6th from 1-4pm
  • Choose popular topics like “Paying for College/Financial Aid”, “Choosing a Technical, 2-Year, or a 4-Year degree- Which is Right for You?” and “I’m First in my Family to go to College, Where do I Start?”
  • 45-minute sessions – can attend one session per hour
  • Students can chat questions to the reps throughout the session

Student registration will be open September 8 - October 7.

Spring 2022 Program Details

We look forward to seeing you and meeting prospective students in person for Spring 2022! The schedule and programming will look very similar to how fairs were offered pre-pandemic. The return of in-person fairs will bring a new in-person scanning opportunity. MACAC will now be utilizing StriveScan for in-person scanning which enhances our partnership and ensures colleges and universities receive data in the same format from every fair experience whether it is virtual or in-person. Colleges and universities may purchase fair credits through StriveScan as the scanning fees are not included in your fair registration. (For more information about Fair Credits visit this website.) MACAC will continue to provide additional communication as we get closer regarding any special requests/safety protocols from our host sights/requested by our site hosts.

  • Fairs will be held Tuesday, February 22 - Thursday, March 3 throughout the Twin Cities metro area
  • Cost is $500 to participate in the Spring fairs, regardless of how many fairs your institution signs up for. There will be 17 college fair opportunities and you are encouraged to attend them all!  

We look forward to seeing you on the road!

Register for 6x6 Sessions & Spring In-Person Fairs

Register for a Panel Presentation


Contact the Minnesota Education Fair chairs at

Contact the MACAC Executive Assistant, Liz Hayes, at

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