AAW'S 34th Annual International Symposium

COVID-19 and the 2020 AAW Symposium

Due to the seriousness of COVID-19, and adhering to international, federal, and state advisories and legal impossibility mandates, the AAW Board of Directors unanimously approved the cancellation of the 2020 AAW Symposium on March 30, 2020.

Complete details about the cancellation, including process for full registration refunds and future plans, will be provided very soon. As we continue to address the impacts of this challenging situation, we thank you for your patience, understanding, flexibility, and support. We know this is disappointing for all of us, and we thank you for the notes of support we’ve received during this process.

Best wishes for health, safety, and care to each of you and to those you care about.

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Attendee Checklist

This page is updated with new information regularly. More information coming soon.

 

Planning Guide / Handout Book

Preview the handout book online for details of the AAW Symposium, including: Special Presentation, Special Interest Sessions, Convention Center floor plans, Trade Show list and floor plans, schedule, abstracts of rotations, Exhibitions & Auctions information, Youth Classes, and more!  To be provided later.

 

Schedule

To be announced.

 

Symposium App / Guidebook

Have the AAW Symposium rotations, demonstrators, Trade Show exhibitors, floor plan and more, at your fingertips with the AAW Symposium App (Guidebook) for mobile devices! Get a link to the App sent to your device fast... Simply enter your cell phone number and click the "send" button. Next, you'll receive a text message with a direct link!  Link to be announced.

 

Lodging


 

Kentucky Exposition Center

 

Things to Bring Along

Instant Gallery
Make, bring along, and display up to three pieces of turned work in the Instant Gallery which will feature more than 1,000 works in wood by woodturners of all skill levels who are attending the symposium.

Silent Auction
Create, bring along, and donate a turned work to be sold in AAW's silent benefit auction. Funds raised will be used by the AAW to continue to develop and deliver woodturning education and service programs for our member community.

Empty Bowls
Turn, bring along, and donate a bowl of any size to the AAW's Empty Bowls initiative, to benefit Stormhaven Youth Ranch. Don't want to carry bowls in your suitcase? You may ship your bowls to the following address AFTER JUNE 1: Address to be announced.
 
Beads of Courage
Make, bring along, and donate a handmade lidded box to hold the beads of a child coping with serious illness through Beads of Courage. See Guidelines.
Don't want to carry Beads of Courage lidded boxes in your suitcase? You may ship your bowls to the following address AFTER JUNE 1: Address to be announced.
 
Spouse/Guest Activities
Make sure your spouse or adult guest is aware of the activities listed on the spouse/companion page of the website. Some activities may require sign up or a reservation.

Youth Hands-On Experience
Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible to register for free hands-on instruction. Students will make a variety of projects or may attend educational woodturning rotations. Preregistration is required.

Shipping
Shipping services will be available in the Trade Show.

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Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay

You may purchase tickets online (60% discount which includes free drinks) and your ticket will be delivered by email.




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