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One of the benefits of being in IDEA is free admission to the IDEA Curriculum Fair! For those not in IDEA, the registration fee is a very reasonable $20/family, a small percentage of the typical admission fees for homeschool conventions that are held Outside. Admission fee includes the Exhibit Hall and all workshops, with the exception of the Keynote meal and speech. The price is the same for each of the four locations, whether the Fair is one day or two in that location. You need only purchase one ticket for your entire family. A nametag will be generated for the person who purchases the ticket (or IDEA member who registers for a free one) and we will have additional nametags on hand at the door for other adult family members. Scan the options carefully to ensure that you purchase a ticket for the right location (or virtual-only), as that will determine where (or if) your nametag is pre-printed!
The Fair actually begins with virtual workshops the week of April 11-15, then follows the in-person schedule shown below, but you’re able to register at any time. Jump into our Whova virtual platform before the Fair to participate in community board discussions, contests, and lots more!
- April 20 (Wed) – Soldotna
- April 21-22 (Thurs-Fri) – Anchorage
- April 25-26 (Mon-Tues) – Fairbanks
- April 28 (Thurs) – Juneau
The only way to participate in the Passport Contest in Whova this year is to attend the Fair in person. You collect stamps by visiting booths of those exhibitors who opted to participate and asking them to scan the QR code on your nametag. When you collect twelve different passport stamps, you are automatically entered into a drawing for one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards! But you must pre-register for the Fair, so that we can have your nametag printed for you before you arrive. (If you register at the door, you can still play through the Whova app, but it is easier with the pre-printed nametag.)