IDEA Curriculum Fair 2014: Fairbanks

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Please join us for the IDEA Curriculum Fair at The Carlson Center in Fairbanks on Monday and Tuesday, April 21-22, 2014!


Schedule of Events, Monday:

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ~ Keynote Breakfast with Debra Bell in the Pioneer Room at the Carlson Center (Meal served at 8:30)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ~ Exhibit Hall open in the arena
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ Workshops in the Prow Room, Pioneer Room, and North Star Room

Schedule of Events, Tuesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ Exhibit Hall open in the arena
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ~ Workshops in the Prow Room, Pioneer Room, and North Star Room

Costs:

Keynote breakfast ~ $12 pre-pay only. Purchase tickets at the Fairbanks Office, 2157 Van Horn Rd., 374-2200

Exhibit hall and workshops (IDEA families) ~ No charge.
Exhibit hall and workshops (non-IDEA families) ~ Admission is $20/family for both days when paid at once. (Return on second day with your nametags from day one in order to enter without charge the second day.) If attendance will be for only one day, the admission fee is $15 for one day.

Click here for further explanation of fees, which includes admission to the Exhibit Hall and all workshops, with the exception of the Keynote meal and speech.

Parking:

There is plenty of free parking at The Carlson Center, both in front of and behind the building.

Meals:

The Carlson Center will be offering a complete lunch menu at the concession stands.

Hotel:

Springhill Suites, 800-314-0858 or 907-451-6552
Group Rate: $75 single/double (rooms not guaranteed after February 26)
Group Rate Code: IDEA Curriculum Fair
See hotel link for more details.

Driving directions from Fairbanks airport to the Springhill Suites:

  1. Exit airport - You will be on Airport Way.
  2. Drive about 5 miles through town.
  3. Turn left on Cushman St. (There is a traffic light at this intersection.)
  4. Turn right onto First Ave. (Just before the bridge.) The hotel will be the brown and tan building immediately on your right.

Driving directions from the Springhill Suites to the Carlson Center:

  1. Head west on 1st Ave. (Left from front of hotel.)
  2. Make no turns; 1st Ave. will morph into 2nd Ave. (We know it sounds weird; just trust us!)
  3. Drive 1.5 miles until you see the Carlson Center (a large aqua building) on your right.

Driving directions from Fairbanks airport to the Carlson Center:

  1. Exit airport - You will be on Airport Way.
  2. Drive about 3.7 miles through town.
  3. Turn left on Wilbur St. (There is a traffic light at this intersection, with a Pizza Hut and a McDonald's on the far left corner.)
  4. Take the third left (at the stop sign) onto 2nd Ave. The Carlson Center will be the large aqua building immediately on your right.