IDEA Curriculum Fair 2013: Invitation Letter to Potential Exhibitors

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December 20, 2013

Dear IDEA Business Vendor:

You are invited to participate in the fifteenth annual IDEA Curriculum Fair in April 2013! IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska) is the premier statewide correspondence program for homeschoolers in the state of Alaska, with over 3500 enrolled students, making it the largest school in Alaska! We are pleased to continue the tradition of supporting parent educators by hosting your participation in our Curriculum Fair. We hold this Fair in four population centers throughout the state in order to reach the highest number of educators possible, including homeschoolers in our program as well as those who are in other programs or are independently homeschooling. We advertise to the general public, inviting parents of the more than 10,000 Alaska distance educated students and other interested educators and parents to attend.

Our web site (http://www.ideafamilies.org) contains all the tools you need to plan your involvement - look for the "Curriculum Fair" link to the left on our home page. You will find floor plans, blank workshop schedules, instructions to complete registration forms, event schedules for each day of the Fair, information about hand-out sacks, discounted hotel rooms, travel tips, and more.

Early Bird Discount: All exhibitors mailing in their registrations before January 31, 2013, can enjoy the substantial savings of an Early Bird Discount of $50/table! (No discount on unmanned tables.) Plan ahead and send in your registration early for your choice of tables, workshop slots, and table discounts!

Four-Location Discount! All exhibitors who travel to all four locations can take an additional discount of $200 off their total registration fee! (All locations must have manned tables.)

Special Bonus! Lunch will be provided for FREE to exhibitors at all locations!

Dates and Locations:
Soldotna (Kalifonsky Christian Center) ~ Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Anchorage (Egan Center) ~ Thursday-Friday, April 25-26, 2013
Fairbanks (Westmark Hotel) ~ Monday-Tuesday, April 29-30, 2013
Juneau (Centennial Hall) ~ Thursday, May 2, 2013

Please reply or email Carol Simpson to notify us whether you plan to participate, referencing "IDEA Fair" in the subject of your e-mail. Attached is a two-page registration form for you to complete. Please don't forget the second page of the registration, "Exhibitor General Information," which will help us to feature you properly in our Fair booklets and on our website. A "Workshop Information Form" is available at our web site for those who are offering workshops. Detailed information on all items on our forms is available at our website, so please refer there for help in completing the registration and workshop forms. Please also check our website for details as to what is permissible for display.

Registration forms and fees can be sent to IDEA at the address listed on the registration form. Receipt will be confirmed via e-mail. Thank you for the excellent service that you currently provide to IDEA families. We look forward to working with you in the coming years!

Sincerely,

Carol Simpson
IDEA Field Rep / Administrative Assistant
Statewide Curriculum Fair Coordinator
Phone: 907-235-5910
Fax: 907-235-5909
Cell: 907-299-3322
Email Carol