7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ~ Keynote Breakfast with Carol Simpson in Explorer's Hall (Cook Room, far left on main floor) (Meal served at 8:15)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ~ Exhibit Hall open in Explorer's Hall (main floor)
10:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ Workshops downstairs in four rooms in Summit Hall
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ Exhibit Hall open in Explorers Hall (main floor)
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ~ Workshops downstairs in four rooms in Summit Hall
Keynote breakfast ~ $12 pre-pay only. Purchase tickets at the Anchorage Office (670 W. Fireweed, 562-4332) or the Wasilla Office (705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd. Suite E, 357-4850)
Exhibit hall and workshops (IDEA families) ~ No charge.
Exhibit hall and workshops (non-IDEA families) ~ Admission is $20/family for both days when paid at once. (Return on second day with your nametags from day one in order to enter without charge the second day.) If attendance will be for only one day, the admission fee is $15 for one day.
Click here for further explanation of fees, which includes admission to the Exhibit Hall and all workshops, with the exception of the Keynote meal and speech.
If you park in one of these city parking lots, we can validate your parking. When you bring your parking ticket from one of these parking garages, and pay us $4.00 (correct change, please) we will validate your ticket and your parking will be much less expensive. (The regular rate is $1.25 an hour. Metered parking on the street is free 6:00 pm - 9:00 am.) You must park in one of the garages below in order to take advantage of the validator.
JC Penney Garage
6th Avenue, between D and E Streets.
Enter from 6th Avenue or E Street.
Walk north across Town Square to Egan Center.
5th Avenue Parking Garage (Near 5th Avenue Mall)
Entire block between 5th and 6th Avenues and B and C Streets.
Walk west on 5th to Egan Center, corner of 5th and E.
6th Avenue Parking Garage (People Mover Garage)
Entrance on H Street.
Walk north to 5th Avenue, and turn east to Egan Center.
The concession stand in the exhibit hall will be open from 10:00-6:00 on Thursday and 10:00-2:00 on Friday. There will also be a coffee cart at the top of the escalator (open 9:00-2:00 both days), with sandwiches, fruit, cookies, bottled water & sodas. In addition, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the Egan Center.