IDEA Curriculum Fair 2012: Welcome and Overview for Attendees


You are invited to the Fourteenth Annual IDEA Curriculum Fair, hosted by the Galena City School District!

IDEA is pleased to again present this opportunity to homeschoolers and other parents and/or educators in Alaska and we look forward to sharing this exciting event with you in April 2012!

Schedule of events, floor-plans, workshop schedule, and maps:

- Anchorage
- Fairbanks
- Juneau
- Soldotna

Over 60 curricular vendors, both local and from out of state, will be participating, with many sharing their knowledge and experience in workshops that are guaranteed to encourage, inform, and motivate you!

Keynote speaker Carol Barnier - Carol is an entertaining and inspiring speaker who combines great fun and humor with depth. You likely to laugh and to cry at her keynote address! Carol's desire is to touch you deeply while providing practical tools that you can use in teaching your kids. You can be sure that plenty of laughs will be included as well! Thank you to Rainbow Resource Center for partnering with us financially to bring Carol to Alaska!

Other special speakers include featured speaker Morna Gilbert! Morna and her husband Don are the creators and owners of Focus on Character. A homeschooler herself, Morna's passion is to encourage homeschooling parents and provide them with tools to help them to create strong, healthy families.

Entrance Fee - The exhibits and workshops are provided at no charge to IDEA families. Non-IDEA families are welcome and may purchase at the Fair. Click here for an explanation of fees.

Keynote Fee - Pre-registration is required to attend the Keynote meal. There is a small separate fee for each person attending, whether they are in IDEA or not. Click on the name of your location on the top left or the "keynote meal" link for more information.

Purchases - Returning IDEA families who have re-enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year may use their allotment to pre-purchase at the Fair. Others must use cash, checks, or credit cards, depending on vendors' preferences.

Hand-outs - There will be a limited number of booklets available at the door with floor-plans and information about the workshops and Fair Specials offered by the exhibitors. We will also be handing you sacks with catalogs and flyers from vendors that could not come in person, but wanted to participate.

Children - While you are welcome to bring your children, there will be no special program for them.  Please keep in mind that all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We encourage you to seek child care for young children so that you can fully participate in the workshops and visit freely with exhibitors.

General info:

- Exhibitors
- Workshops
- Keynote meal
- Keynote speaker
- Speakers
- Entrance Fees

Travel discounts:

- Hotels

If you have any further questions, please contact the contact person for each location or the IDEA Statewide Curriculum Fair Coordinator:

Carol Simpson

Email Carol
907-235-5910