Step up to the plate and accept the challenge to up your game!

The AAW Symposium will bring together more than more than 2,000 turners from around the globe to learn, share, and celebrate the art and craft of woodturning making it the largest woodturning event in the world. No other event offers as many opportunities to learn from the world’s best.


June 4-7, 2020 


Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209



Demonstrations & Panel Discussions

In 2020, we'll be featuring an especially strong line-up of rotations on beginner learning topics - all in addition to rotations for more advanced skill levels.

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Woodturning Trade Show

See latest and greatest woodturning equipment and products up close and in action.

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Instant Gallery, Exhibitions & Auctions

Browse the largest display of turned-wood objects under one roof in the Instant Gallery.

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Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209


Symposium Schedules

Plan your visit. Know who's demonstrating, what, where, when, and more!

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Youth Woodturning Experience

Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible to register for free hands-on instruction.

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Volunteer Opportunities & Information

The success of every AAW Symposium is due in part to the many individuals who volunteer before and during the event.

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For Demonstrators: Information & Forms

If you're a 2020 AAW Symposium demonstrator, you'll want to make sure you have important information and have submitted forms for your equipment, hotel, smock and more.

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For Trade Show Exhibitors: Info & Forms

If you are a Trade Show Exhibitor, you'll want to make sure you're in the know about parking, badges, insurance, safety policies, and more.

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Spouse & Companion Activities

Activities and tours for non-woodturner spouses and companions.

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Charitable Activities

Learn about the charities supported by the AAW Symposium and how you can help.

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Public Events

AAW's Exhibitions, Auctions, Instant Gallery, and Trade Show will be open to the public.

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Chapter Group Symposium Registration

Chapter members may receive a discount on AAW Symposium registration if registered as part of a chapter group.

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About Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, sits on the Ohio River along the Indiana border.

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Attendee Checklist

Be prepared and make sure you haven't forgotten anything before you arrive in Louisville.

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