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This year’s Symposium is projected to be attended by over 2,000 attendees, invited guests, and public admissions. The annual AAW International Symposium is an intensely informative, fun-filled event held in a different region of the country each year. Three days are packed with demonstrations by internationally renowned and local woodturners, art galleries and design workshops, as well as professional panel discussions on marketing, technical and aesthetic development, safety and legal topics. The AAW trade show will be the largest assemblage of woodturning exhibitors anywhere in the world and will be a central feature of the event; admission is free and open to all. Through our market research, the trade show closely follows the educational woodturning break-out sessions as the next-most important factor driving symposium attendance. Over 90% of registered attendees have reported making a trade show purchase. The symposium also includes tours of local destinations, three evenings of programmed social activities, and multiple auctions of donated member art, tools and supplies. Through local and regional promotions, the AAW’s marketing efforts will extend our reach to attract attendance at all of our free attractions including the Trade Show, by individuals who are not registered attendees but who do have interest in woodworking and arts and crafts.
For more information and to book exhibitor space, please contact Pierre Productions.
You can expect to receive additional communications over the coming months.
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
Other options for exhibitors: Please see "Exhibitor Messages"
Available May 31 through June 8, 2020:
Phone Reservations: 888-233-9527 (please mention "American Association or Woodturners" to get preferred group rate.)
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Review by May 1, 2020
Each year AAW stresses the importance of safety and safe practices during the event. Cooperation from our exhibitors has been has been stellar in our quest to reinforce the essential place for safety awareness, especially when recognizing the AAW Symposium is the world's largest education-oriented woodturning symposium. Safety stipulations can be found in your exhibitor contract. For your convenience, click below to access the safety-related terms and conditions in your contract.
Information available: April 1, 2020
Due: April, 1, 2020
Due: April 1, 2020
Information available: May 1, 2020
Tax percent for Louisville: 6%
Tax permit: Temporary sales tax permit that we will provide at the Symposium by state officials. Sample provided below
Ryan Oakman, Compliance Officer
Louisville Taxpayer Service Center
Office of Field Operations
Department of Revenue
Finance and Administration Cabinet
600 W Cedar Street, 2nd Floor
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2310
Phone: (502) 595-4512, ext. 0012630139
View Sample Form
To keep the trade show hall secure during setup and during non-public periods, exhibitors will be required to present badge credentials while at the Louisville Symposium. Be sure to list all members who will be assisting you on the show floor in the attached form.
Donation to Silent Auction
Due: May 1, 2020