AAW’s 28th Annual International Symposium

unnamed (2)You’ll want to attend AAW’s 28th Annual International Symposium June 13 to 15 when members and demonstrators from around the world will converge on Phoenix to learn, share and celebrate a passion for woodturning.

Learn from the world’s top woodturners. Our symposium packs in more high-quality learning opportunities than any other event. (For a complete list of demonstrators, see the bottom of this post.) With more than 59 woodturning aficionados and more than 130 sessions, you’ll:

  • Expand your knowledge and expertise with the help of experts David Ellsworth, Nick Cook, Bonnie Klein, Clay Foster and Todd Hoyer.
  • Learn innovative techniques and new tricks for woodturning success from pros including Derek Weidman, John Beaver, Steve Kennard, Patrick & Peggy Bookey, and Jason Schneider.
  • There will be something for everyone regardless of your woodturning expertise. From presentations on strengthening fundamental woodturning skills by Jimmy Clewes and Michael Mocho, to demos on innovative carving and design techniques by Neil Scobie and Douglas Fisher. We’ll have options for varied interests and experience levels.


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Spark your creative inspiration and imagine the possibilities. Our symposium features a broad selection of work displayed in our enormous Instant Gallery and juried international exhibitions are sure to invigorate and feed your creativity. You’ll be able to connect and socialize with colleagues that share your passion for woodturning, as well as observe and rub elbows with professional turners like J. Paul Fennell, Christoff Nancey and Douglas Fisher.

unnamed (3)See and test the latest woodturning products. You’ll be able to explore of the largest array of state-of-the-art woodturning products under one roof including tool and lathe manufacturers, wood suppliers and others in our tradeshow. With more than 30,000 square feet of exhibitor space, you’ll observe an assortment of ongoing demonstrations that let you see tools and machinery up close and in action. Many of the exhibitors will also offer special symposium deals you won’t want to miss.

unnamed (4)Join us. No other conference packs in more high-quality learning opportunities like AAW’s 28th Annual International Symposium. We hope you’ll be part of the convergence on Phoenix to learn, share and celebrate your passion for woodturning.

Register today.
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