Yu Sun Chang
John DeLong II
Lisa Cooper Dudney
Leopold Frilot Jr.
Paul Gallick Jr.
Ana Marie Lappegard
Mary Lou Nuzum
Molly Robb Shimko
Joseph Santucci Jr.
Alan Van Art
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The free Guidebook app for mobile devices will be available for the AAW 2015 Symposium again this year. With the app, you'll have all the rotations, demonstrators, trade show exhibitors, floor plans, and messaging at your fingertips.The Guidebook is ready to install now and you can save time by downloading the app before the symposium.
For the public...
the AAW symposium is an exceptional opportunity to learn about the art and craft of woodturning. The community is invited to browse symposium exhibitions and galleries, acquire turned work through our auctions, see tools and equipment and observe woodturning demonstrations in our tradeshow, and support local and national charitable causes. Learn more.
For registered attendees...
the symposium offers three and a half days of classroom-type demonstrations and panel discussions led by internationally known woodturners, veteran instructors, and expert woodturning talent. Additionally, registered attendees have opportunities to exhibit work, donate to charitable cause(s), and network with others who share a passion for woodturning.
Browse through our symposium booklet for the latest details.
Fun for family members.
Take along a spouse or partner. Spouses and partners of registered attendees may enjoy creative activities, demonstrations, and tours through our Companion Program (formerly Craft Room).
Bring a child or grandchild.
Create lasting memories and a legacy of passion for woodturning. Youth age 10 to 18 may attend our Youth Program free with a paid adult. Our Youth Program provides quality, hands-on woodturning instruction. Pre-registration is required. Learn more.
Give back to those in need...
through symposium fundraisers. Donate or purchase a turned item to benefit a charitable cause. Bid high in our auctions. Learn more.
For beginners and experts.
Whether you are an experienced turner or are just getting started, AAW’s Annual International Symposium has you covered. It will be three days full of topnotch demonstrations, panel discussions, exhibitions, and special events.
Broad topic appeal.
We’ll have something for everyone whether you’re into classic bowl turning, surface carving and embellishment, segmented turning, spindle turning, hollow vessels - or something else.
- Learn from the best turners in the world.
- Stay current on innovative techniques and tricks.
- Observe and interact with top demonstrators.
Choose from a huge range of demonstrations, and panel discussions hosted by some of the world's best woodturning experts.
Collaborate, network and socialize.
Tap into a vast network of colleagues that share your passion for woodturning. Socialize with friends. Establish and renew connections.
Share up to three pieces of your own work in the Instant Gallery. Browse the open market of more than 1,000 art works and crafts in wood.
the largest woodturning tradeshow anywhere featuring more than tool and lathe manufacturers, wood suppliers, and others with fantastic products and deals. Nothing beats holding a tool in your own hands or testing out the latest woodturning equipment. Nothing beats a good deal. Learn more.
by the functional and sculptural works of contemporary wood artists in two juried international art shows. Learn more.