You’re invited to the 21st Annual IDEA Curriculum Fair, April 23-29!
Join us for a wonderful day or two learning about curriculum and homeschooling in Alaska!
- Inspiring Talks
- Informative Workshops
- Practical Tips
- Supportive Community
- Door Prizes
- and an Exhibit Hall full of interesting learning materials,
many with special Fair prices.
This all takes place in a comfortable and stimulating atmosphere filled with hundreds of homeschoolers, all basking in the celebration of this richly rewarding way of family life! The staff at IDEA look forward to seeing you there and to once again serving the Alaskan homeschooling community in this way.
Over 60 curricular vendors, both local and from out of state, will be participating, with many sharing their knowledge and experience in workshops that are guaranteed to encourage, inform, and motivate you! Thank you to Rainbow Resource Center for partnering with us financially in helping to sponsor this homeschool convention!
Admission – The exhibits and workshops are provided at no charge to IDEA families. There is a small entrance fee for non-IDEA families, who are welcome!
Keynote – Pre-registration is required to attend the Keynote meal. There is a small separate fee for each person attending, whether they are in IDEA or not. Our keynote speaker is Julie Bogart, founder and director of Brave Writer, an online writing and language arts program. Julie is well known for her blog, podcasts, and speaking events. She homeschooled her 5 children for 17 years, and taught theater and writing for her Cincinnati homeschool co-op of 300 students.
Purchases – Returning IDEA families who have re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year may use their allotment to pre-purchase at the Fair. Others must use cash, checks, or credit cards, depending on vendors’ preferences.
Hand-outs – There will be a limited number of booklets available at the door with floor-plans and information about the workshops and Fair Specials offered by the exhibitors. We will also be handing you sacks with catalogs and flyers from vendors that could not come in person, but wanted to participate.
Children – While you are welcome to bring your children, there will be no special program for them. Please keep in mind that all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We encourage you to seek child care for young children so that you can fully participate in the workshops and visit freely with exhibitors.