IDEA Curriculum Fair 2014: Timeline/Schedule for Exhibitors

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Paperwork Due Dates

January 15

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

March 1

  • Rest of registration fee due 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 16 April 17 April 18 April 21 April 22 April 24


Soldotna Anchorage Fairbanks Juneau


Kalifonsky Christian Center The Egan Center The Carlson Center Juneau Christian 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

($12, reservations required)

8:00-10:00 am

8:00-10:00 am

8:00-10:00 am

8:45-10:30 am

Lunch provided free to exhibitors!

Choice of chili & cornbread or chef salad & bread. Both served with dessert and water.

Thursday box lunches: Mesquite Turkey with Smoked Bacon on Focaccia Bread or Classic Italian Combo on Ciabatta

Friday box lunches: Chicken Cobb Chibatta or Ham and Swiss on Marbled Rye Bread

Grilled Vegetable wrap will be offered both days as a vegetarian option.

Each meal includes pasta salad, fruit, and dessert, and comes with one chilled canned soda or bottled water.

Monday buffet: Chicken
Salad bar, beef and chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, refried beans, corn & black bean salad, dessert.

Tuesday buffet: Pasta
Salad bar, baked penne w/sausage & mozarella, chicken and mushroom Fettucini Alfredo, brocolli, garlic bread, dessert.

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 10:30-5:00

Workshop hours

10:30-4:30 10:15-5:00 9:00-3:00 11:00-5:00 9:00-3:00 11:00-3:45

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.