IDEA Curriculum Fair 2013: Timeline/Schedule for Exhibitors

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Paperwork Due Dates

January 31

  • Registrations Forms that qualify for the Early Bird Discount of $50 off each table!

March 1

  • Rest of registration fee dues if not paid in full. Preference is given to those paid in full, and any not paid in full may be denied table space after this date, in favor of exhibitors with full payment.
  • No refunds after this date, with the exception noted below.
  • Additional (duplicate) workshops may be requested after this date.
  • All workshop information must be sent to Carol Simpson.
  • Materials and/or catalogs for Fair may begin arriving in our offices.

April 1

  • Catalogs or flyers for hand-out sacks must be in the IDEA offices by this date.
  • Cancellation of registrations for any vendors not paid in full. Only exhibitors cancelled by us will receive refunds at this time.
  • Final date of possible registration, depending on table availability. Space may be sold out at some or all locations before this date, and any registrations after this date are unlikely to be advertised on our website or included in the Fair Guide distributed to participating homeschoolers.

April 1-15

  • Exhibitors receive 1-4 confirmation e-mails; one from the local organizer at each site in which they are participating. This e-mail includes table assignments, workshop schedules (if applicable), meal information, set-up information, etc.

Schedule on Fair Days:

Day of Week

Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Thursday


April 24 April 25 April 26 April 29 April 30 May 2


Soldotna Anchorage Fairbanks Juneau


Kalifonsky Christian Center The Egan Center The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center Centennial Hall Convention Center


Tues: 4:00-7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00-10:00 am
Wed: 3:00-5:00 pm
Thurs: 7:00-10:00 am
n/a Mon: 8:00-10:00 am n/a 8:30-10:30 am

Keynote meal

8:00-10:00 am
$12, Reservations needed

Thursday, 8:00-10:00 am
$12, Reservations needed

Monday, 8:00-10:00 am
$12, Reservations needed

8:45-10:30 am
$12, Reservations needed

Lunch provided free to exhibitors!

Choice of Endless Soup or a Chicken Ceaser salad; roll, dessert and a drink

Thursday box lunches: Chicken Cobb on Chibatta or Classic Italian Combo
Both served with a pasta salad, fresh whole fruit or fruit salad, a Turtle Brownie or Lemon Bar, and one chilled canned soda or bottled water

Friday box lunches: Mesquite Turkey with Smoked Bacon on Foccacia Bread or Ham and Swiss on Marbled Rye Bread
Both served with a pasta salad, whole fresh fruit, a jumbo cookie or Tiramisu, and one chilled canned soda or bottled water

Monday buffet: BBQ Brisket
American Beef Brisket rubbed with spices and slow smoked overnight, served with baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread w/ butter, and a dessert bar.

Tuesday buffet: Baked Halibut
Quarter Pound Fillet dipped in melted butter, rolled in bread crumbs and baked. Served with choice of potato or rice, Chef’s vegetable, rolls and butter.

Our staff will come to your booth with menus from local restaurants and will do a run for food.

Exhibit Hall hours

10:00-5:00 10:00-6:00 9:00-4:00 10:00-6:00 9:00-4:00 10:30-5:30

Workshop hours

10:30-4:30 10:15-5:00 9:00-3:00 11:00-5:00 9:00-3:00 11:00-5:00

Travel to next location

See travel link for details.
Fly (30 minutes) or drive (3 hours) to Anchorage on Wednesday night. Fly (1 hour) or drive (7+ hours) to Fairbanks on Saturday or Sunday, or take the train (11+ hours) on Saturday. Fly or drive to Anchorage on Tuesday night or Wednesday and then fly to Juneau (90 minutes) on Wednesday. Fly home Thursday night or Friday.