Join us for our Keynote Breakfast!

IDEA is hosting an encouraging and inspiring kick-off breakfast at each of our IDEA Curriculum Fair events. Our 2023 Keynote features Janice Habermann!

Soldotna: Tuesday, May 2, 8:00AM-10:00AM
Anchorage: Thursday, May 4, 8:00AM-10:00AM
Fairbanks: Monday, May 8, 8:00AM-10:00AM
Juneau: Thursday, May 11, 8:30AM-10:30AM

Grow Your Homeschool Garden

Like a garden, homeschool requires attention to the soil, seeds, weeds and harvest. Keep your garden principles in mind to successfully “grow” your homeschool garden.

About Janice

Janice Habermann is the mother of 3 and the grandmother of 6. She came to Alaska over 30 years ago and raised her family on the Kenai Peninsula. She bravely began homeschooling her children in 1993, before any of the homeschool support programs were available. Finding curriculum and quality supplies was a challenge, so she opened her own curriculum store, The Brain Box, in 1996. IDEA began in 1997 and with its inception, homeschooling became so much easier. After Janice sold The Brain Box, she joined the IDEA staff in 2004 in the Kenai office. She has held positions as Resource Room Coordinator (where she was in charge of curriculum resources), Contact Teacher in Soldotna, as well as her final role of Anchorage Site Administrator and the IDEA Assistant Director. Janice loved her time at IDEA, as mentoring homeschool families is one of her greatest passions! She retired from IDEA in 2021 and presently keeps busy with helping to homeschool her own grandchildren—now third-generation homeschoolers!

Purchase Tickets Early!

Keynote Meal tickets may be purchased with your Fair registration as an add-on for $15 per seat. All tickets must be purchased in advance, so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers.

If you have already registered for the IDEA Curriculum Fair (general admission) and missed adding on your breakfast ticket, you can purchase a la carte seats online using the links below:

(Last day to purchase: Wednesday, April 26, 2023)

(Last day to purchase: Sunday, April 30, 2023)

(Last day to purchase: Friday, April 28, 2023)

(Last day to purchase: Monday, May 8, 2023)

Please note:
The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. Keynote Meal does not include general Fair admission. The meals in every location cost far more than $15 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. No charge for nursing babies.