IDEA has presented the IDEA Curriculum Fair for educators across Alaska since 1999. In 2020 and 2021 we pivoted to a virtual format, and since then have presented a hybrid homeschool convention using the Whova convention app as our platform for both the online and live portions. Attending in person is of course a far richer experience, since you can see things “live” and ask questions of the many homeschool suppliers who traveled here to help you! But if you can’t attend in person, please register and enjoy the virtual Fair experience.

Workshops

The in-person Fair will have live workshops, as usual. We do not have the infrastructure to stream these workshops live from the Fair. However, we will stream virtual workshops THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE FAIR (April 8-12), so those who can’t physically attend will want to be sure to mark those dates on their calendar!

2024 Fair Timeline

End of MarchRegistration for the Fair opens. Keynote tickets go on sale. Fair is “published” in Whova and registered attendees can start to look around.
April 8-12 (Mon-Fri)Virtual workshops
April 17-18 (Wed-Thurs)Anchorage
April 19-20 (Fri-Sat)Soldotna
April 22-23 (Mon-Tues)Fairbanks
April 25 (Thurs)Juneau

Further information

Click on the link above to go to the region-specific event pages for details about the facility, daily schedule, lunch options, and hotel discounts.

Quick links:
Fair Registration
List of 2024 exhibitors
List of 2024 speakers
Details about fees
Keynote meal and presentation
Virtual workshop schedule
In-person workshop schedule