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2015 - Pittsburgh PA - 29th, June 25-28
2014 - Phoenix AZ - 28th, June 13-15
2013 - Tampa FL - 27th, June 28-30, Tampa Convention Center.
2012 - San José CA - 26th, June 8-10, San José Convention & Cultural Facilities
2011 - St. Paul MN - 25th, St. Paul RiverCentre.
2010 - Hartford CT - 24th, Connecticut Convention Center.
2009 - Albuquerque NM - 23rd, Albuquerque Convention Center.
2008 - Richmond VA - 22nd, Richmond Convention Center.
2007 - Portland OR - 21st, Oregon Convention Center.
2006 - Louisville KY - 20th, Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
2005 - Overland Park KS - 19th, Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park. The auction raised $68,000+ for the EOG fund.
2003 - Pasadena CA - 17th, Pasadena Conference Center in Pasadena. Two joint woodturning exhibits were held in conjunction with the symposium: the Glendale Woodturners' Guild "Trees to Treasures" and the AAW "Put A Lid On It" at the Brand Library Art Gallery.
2002 - Providence RI - 16th, Rhode Island Convention Center. The auction raised $32,000+ for the EOG fund.
2001 - St. Paul MN - 15th, Touchstone Energy Place at Rivercentre. Inspired by nature, "Nature Takes a Turn" exhibit was held at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
2000 - Charlotte NC - 14th, Charlotte Convention Center. A major exhibit of woodturnings, the Mason Collection, was held several blocks away at the Mint Museum of Art and Craft on Tryon Street.
1999 - Tacoma WA - 13th, Tacoma Convention Center and Tacoma Sheraton Hotel. Associated exhibitions included the "East Meets West" show at the Tacoma Public Library.
1998 - Akron OH - 12th, John S. Knight Convention Center in Akron, Ohio. Pathways '98 exhibition was cosponsored by AAW at Cleveland State University.
1995 - Davis CA - 9th, UC-Davis.
1994 - Fort Collins CO - 8th, Colorado State University. "Turning Discoveries."
1993 - Purchase NY - 7th, SUNY-Purchase.
1992 - Provo UT - 6th, Brigham Young University.
1991 - Denton TX - 5th, University of North Texas.
1990 - Gatlinburg TN - 4th, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Then-President Alan Lacer wrote about the event in the December 1990 American Woodturner. One highlight of this symposium was raising the two totems on the Arrowmont campus, still standing.
1989 - Seattle WA - 3rd, Then-President David Ellsworth wrote about event in the December 1989 American Woodturner.
1988 - Philadelphia PA - 2nd, "Form, Function, and Fantasy."
1987 - Lexington KY - 1st.