IDEA Curriculum Fair 2013: Keynote Meal

Attendee Welcome Page ~ Anchorage ~ Fairbanks ~ Juneau ~ Soldotna

Keynote: "How to Be the Perfect Homeschooler"


Keynote delivered by: Carol Simpson, mother of seven, homeschooler for 27 years

Now that she has homeschooled her seven children for 27 years, Carol has it down and does everything perfectly in her homeschool! (Ha! If you think that is true, then you really need to come to this workshop!)

We all want to do the best we can for our kids, and we often set high standards for ourselves. Carol has homeschooled seven different personalities through many seasons of her life. Come listen to her wit and wisdom as she shares some suggestions on how to balance who you imagine the perfect homeschooler is with who you really are.

(Although Carol works for IDEA, the keynote message will apply to every homeschooler, whether you are in a program or not. IDEA is not mentioned.)


Click here for more info about keynote speaker Carol Simpson!


Purchase Tickets Early!

Keynote Meal tickets are available from local IDEA offices for $12. All tickets must be purchased in advance so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers. The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. The meals in every location cost far more than $12 each and are subsidized by IDEA so that more homeschoolers can be encouraged and inspired! Since there is limited seating in most locations, anyone taking a seat must purchase a ticket, including small children. Nursing babies are of course free.

Soldotna - Kalifonsky Christian Center


Wednesday, April 24, 2013
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at the Red Diamond Center or at Carol Simpson's house in Homer. Questions? Call the office at 260-7555, or contact Debbie Mackie at 260-3158 or via email.

Breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, sausage links, smoked bacon, French toast, fruit topping choices, fresh fruit, muffins or scones, served with tea, coffee and fresh juice.

Anchorage - Egan Center

Explorer's Hall (Cook Room, far left on main floor)

Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets in Anchorage at the IDEA Office, 670 W. Fireweed Lane. Questions? Call the office at 562-4332, or contact Sally Javier at 333-2255 or via email.

Purchase tickets in the Mat-Su Valley at the IDEA Wasilla Office, 705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd., Suite E.  Questions? Call the office at 357-4850, or contact Betty Bair at 232-5893 or via email.

Plated breakfast includes a three-egg omelet with red & green peppers, cheddar cheese & ham, served with breakfast potatoes & country sausage with a fresh fruit garnish. Served with coffee, tea, water, and orange juice.

Fairbanks - Westmark Hotel

Northern Latitudes

Monday, April 29, 2013
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA Office at 2157 Van Horn Road. Questions? Call the office at 374-2200, or contact Sandy Blewett at 456-1368 or via email.

Plated breakfast includes French toast with warm syrup, scrambled eggs, and ham. Served with coffee, tea, water, juice, and cocoa.

Juneau - Centennial Hall

Sheffield Ballroom #3

Thursday, May 2, 2013
8:45 - 10:30 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at 8585 Old Dairy Road, Suite 205. Questions? Call the office at 789-6106, or contact Carol Habeger at 790-4755 or via email.

Breakfast buffet menu includes assorted grilled chicken sausages & peppers; scrambled eggs with fresh mozarella, fresh basil, grape tomatoes, spinach; croissants & raspberry almond danish; grilled potatoes with spanish paprika & sweet peppers; seasonal fresh fruit & berry platter. Beverages will include orange juice, coffee, black and herbal teas.