IDEA Curriculum Fair 2013: Who Can Participate

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Who can participate?

  • You must be an IDEA vendor.
  • You must have materials to sell, rather than services.
  • You must only display secular materials, things that public schools can purchase.
  • You must be willing and able to wait for payment until July.

You must be an IDEA vendor

This Curriculum Fair / Homeschool Convention is put on by IDEA, a homeschool support program that is operated by a public school district. Exhibitors must be IDEA vendors so that IDEA families can place orders at the Fair. If you are interested in participating and are not yet an IDEA vendor, please contact one of our Fair Coordinators or Sally Javier in Anchorage (907-333-2255, email) to see about getting set up as one.

You must have materials to sell, rather than services.

Vendors who market services and do not have materials for sale may choose to place flyers or catalogs in the hand-out sacks that are given to attendees on the day of the Fair.

You must only display secular materials, things that public schools can purchase.

Because this event is put on by a public school district, exhibitors may only display materials that can be purchased by public school districts. While many of our parents chose to use privately-purchased faith-based materials for some of their homeschooling, you cannot sell or promote these materials at this event. If you are not yet an IDEA vendor and do not have materials that we can fund, we cannot allow you to participate.

You must be willing and able to wait for payment until July.

IDEA families must be able to place orders from you at the Fair, as opposed to paying via cash or credit at the time. (See the ordering process explained here.) The allotment money that they are tapping into is for the next school year and so money cannot change hands until the fiscal year begins on July 1st.