Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus

Who said being a “geek” isn’t “chic?” The Geek Fest 2007, coming to the CPCC Levine Campus (2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews) on Wednesday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., highlights the latest in technology and career opportunities. The Geek Fest will feature cutting-edge industry, media, gadgets, hardware, software, services, innovations, education, and much more. CPCC students, college employees, and the community are encouraged to attend.

In addition to showcasing many of CPCC’s innovations, The Geek Fest features innovative regional and national businesses and their contributions to the hottest savvy trends. Activities will include demonstrations, guest speakers and presenters, training sessions, webcasts, games, music, contests, food, great PRIZES and more. Some major highlights include a sample exhibition of the human anatomy from Gunther von Hagens’ “BODY WORLDS,” simulations, video gaming, digital media exhibits, robotics, sustainable technologies and much more.

The Geek Fest will feature information on various CPCC programs including the futures institute, automotive technology, computer programming, simulation and game development, engineering, eLearning, geographic information systems and many more. Students can find out more about various career opportunities and explore exciting new developments in technology.

Participants can win great prizes including iPods, gadgets, software, games, gift certificates, shirts and more. Major contributors to the event include Body Worlds, Sonic Foundry, ESRI, Adobe, Reallusion, ImaginOn, NCCCS BioNetwork, Charlotte Energy Solutions and many more. To find out more about THE Geek Fest and see a full schedule of breakout sessions, log on to the website at http://www.TheGeekFest.com and check-out the highlights area.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering 100 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.

Geek is Chic @ THE Geek Fest!