IDEA Curriculum Fair 2018: Keynote Meal

Attendee Welcome Page ~ Anchorage ~ Fairbanks ~ Juneau ~ Soldotna

Keynote: "Don't Look Down: Homeschooling on the High Wire"

The homeschooling life can be a circus—chaotic at times, but fun and rewarding in the long run. A homeschooling parent is like the tightrope walker. Getting successfully to the other side is all about focus and balance. Successful homeschooling requires finding balance between competing demands and expectations. We don't want to be too protective or too lackadaisical, too rigorous or too fun-and-games. We want our homeschooling plan to be practical without sacrificing creativity. We want to know when our students need discipline and when they need simple compassion. Walking the high wire of homeschooling can be a challenge, but it's also a thrilling adventure. Brian will share tips to help you focus on the joy of the journey.

Keynote delivered by: Brian Wasko, homeschooler, founder and president of WriteAtHome

Click here for more info about keynote speaker Brian Wasko!


Purchase Tickets Early!

Keynote Meal tickets are available from local IDEA offices for $15. All tickets must be purchased in advance so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers. The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. 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. Nursing babies are of course free.


Room C, Soldotna Regional Sports Center

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at the Red Diamond Center. Questions? Call the office at 260-7555, or contact Suzanne Alioto at 260-3158 or via email.

Skillet Breakfast (home-style potatoes fried with red onion, green pepper, ham, bacon, mushrooms, topped with a melted blend of three cheeses), scrambled eggs, fresh fruit bowl, and assorted pastries. Beverages include orange, apple, and cranberry juice, coffee, tea, and water. (Meal served only 8:15-9:00; beverages available throughout keynote.)


Explorer's Hall, Egan Center (Cook Room, far left on main floor)

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets in Anchorage at the IDEA Office, 670 W. Fireweed Lane. Questions? Call the office at 562-4332, or contact Sally Javier at 333-2255 or via email.

Purchase tickets in the Mat-Su Valley at the IDEA Wasilla Office, 705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd., Suite E.  Questions? Call the office at 357-4850, or contact Leslie Seddon at 357-4896 or via email.

Plated breakfast includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, and chicken-apple sausage with a fresh fruit garnish. Served with a pastry, coffee, tea, water, and orange juice.


Northern Latitudes Restaurant, Westmark Hotel and Convention Center

Monday, April 30, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA Office at 2157 Van Horn Road. Questions? Call the office at 374-2200, or contact Sandy Blewett at 456-1368 or via email.

Hearty Breakfast Sandwich (sausage, egg patty, and cheddar cheese in an English muffin), served with breakfast potatoes. Beverages include iced water, orange juice, selection of hot teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee.


The Hub, Juneau Christian Center

Thursday, May 2, 2018
8:45 - 10:30 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 217. Questions? Call the office at 789-6106, or contact Emma Deats at 790-4755 or via email.

Breakfast buffet menu includes assorted grilled chicken sausages & peppers; scrambled eggs, grilled potatoes, fresh baked pastries, seasonal fresh fruit & berry platter. Beverages will include orange juice, water, coffee, black and herbal teas.