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The annual AAW International Symposium is the highlight of the woodturning year, meeting in different locations throughout the United States. It has become the most attended woodturning event worldwide.

 

Each symposium features three days of woodturning demonstrations and meetings, led by several talented experts:

  • Internationally known woodturners
  • Veteran woodturning instructors
  • Expert local talent

Multiple rotations are held simultaneously so attendees have many different types and styles of woodturning demonstrations available. Many of the demonstrations are held multiple times so the attendee has the opportunity to attend sessions they may have missed.

Each symposium has had a unique flavor, but most of them have the following features:

  • Rotation schedule of more than 150 classroom-type demonstrations and panel discussions, hosted by the world's best woodturning professionals.
  • Instant Gallery like no other on earth, with up to three pieces submitted by each attendee.
  • An awards banquet.
  • Special Interest Night where like-minded turners get together for some fun
  • Auctions of fine woodturnings
  • Largest woodturning tradeshow anywhere, including tool and lathe manufacturers, vendors of wood and other materials, and suppliers related to woodturning.

 

Read how symposium sites are selected.

 

 

 

Symposium Sites

2015 - 29 - Pittsburgh PA

2014 - 28 - Phoenix AZ

2013 - 27 - Tampa FL

2012 - 26 - San Jose CA

2011 - 25 - St. Paul MN

2010 - 24 - Hartford CT

2009 - 23 - Albuquerque NM

2008 - 22 - Richmond VA

2007 - 21 - Portland OR

2006 - 20 - Louisville KY

2005 - 19 - Overland Park KS

2004 - 18 - Orlando FL

2003 - 17 - Pasadena CA

2002 - 16 - Providence RI

2001 - 15 - St. Paul MN

2000 - 14 - Charlotte NC

1999 - 13 - Tacoma WA

1998 - 12 - Akron OH

1997 - 11 - San Antonio TX

1996 - 10 - Greensboro NC

1995 - 9 - Davis CA

1994 - 8 - Fort Collins CO

1993 - 7 - Purchase NY

1992 - 6 - Provo UT

1991 - 5 - Denton TX

1990 - 4 - Gatlinburg TN

1989 - 3 - Seattle WA

1988 - 2 - Philadelphia PA

1987 - 1 - Lexington KY

 

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