The AAW Symposium is the place to be in '23!  

2023 Demonstrators: Helen Bailey, UK; Jason Breach, UK; Pat Carroll, Ireland; Lynne Hull, US; Jim Echter, US; Roberto Ferrer, US; Kurt Hertzog, US; Lynne Hull, US; Phil Irons, UK; Ulf Jansson, Sweden; Mauricio Kolenc, Uruguay; Kristin LeVier, US; Nicole MacDonald, US; Joss Naigeon, France; Laurent Niclot, US; Seri Robinson, US; Curt Theobald, US; Jacques Vesery, US; Elizabeth Weber, US, and Derek Weidman, US

Improve Your Turning learn new skills and techniques, stretch your creativity capacity

Learn New Skills from some of the foremost woodturners in the world! From mastering the ogee curve to turning metal, from multi-axis to thread chasing

Over 80 demonstrations to choose from

Vendor Tradeshow Test drive the latest and greatest (and take advantage of great SHOW SPECIALS)

Instant Gallery and Special Exhibitions that will thrill and inspire

Have a great time in the company of others who love turning as much as you do!!



Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209. The Expo Center is close to the airport and has nearby options for RV camping.


Host Hotel--Reservations open now
Crowne Plaza: Louisville
Airport Expo Center
830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

  • $149/night with a AAW discount rate
  • Free onsite parking with room for large vehicles and trailers

RV Camping
Kentucky Expo Center Conveniently located right on the grounds of the KEC, the RV lot has 150 electric and approximately 50 water/sewer hookups. Click for camping details and RV Lot map.

Registration Information

Member Discounted Registration
$355 before May 1, 2023
$410 after May 1, 2023 and onsite.
Includes access to all demonstrations. 

General Registration
$425 before May 1, 2023
$480 after May 1 and onsite
Includes access to all demonstrations and an annual AAW General (Individual) membership. 

Chapter Group Discount 
Back by popular demand with an even better discount! Register with your local chapter and receive a $40 discount. Chapters that bulk register 10 or more AAW members receive a special discount rate of $315 per member. Registration must be coordinated through a Chapter representative and be paid with check (not credit card).

$315 per member
Chapter discount saves $400 for 10 member registrations.
Applies to current chapter members who are also AAW members.
Includes opportunity to purchase dinner tickets and reserve chapter group dinner seating. 

Spouse Registration 
$196 before May 1, 2023
$233 after May 1 and onsite.
Spouse registration includes full access to demonstrations. 

Single Day Registration 
$235 per day
Includes single day access to demonstrations.
Available for Friday or Saturday only.  

Student Over 18 Registration
Applies to current AAW Student Members (ages 18-25)
$99, includes full access to demonstrations. 

 Student and Qualified/Certified Educator Registration 
Applies to current AAW Educator Members and Youth ages 10-18.
Call AAW office to register, 651-484-9094, or email.

Supplemental Programming Tickets
Seated Dinner

  • $65 before May 1, 2023 
  • $70 after May 1 and onsite 

Fine Print 
 Cancellation Fee: $75 from December 7, 2022 to May 31, 2023. No refunds after May 31 unless medical emergency.


Call for Entry: Form | Content 2023 Professional Outreach Program (POP) Exhibition

Submission Dates: December 1, 2022-January 15, 2023

The Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce the 2023 exhibition theme, Form | Content. Since 2007, the annual POP show and auction, featuring small-scale works by an international roster of talented emerging and established artists, has been a highlight of the year. As a theme, Form | Content offers many different possibilities: from statements on pure craft (the form is the full meaning or purpose), to thinking about how we use wood, shape, texture, color, surface design, etc. to convey meaning beyond function and beyond. As a play on words, ‘content’ can also refer to the state of being content, or to the contents of a container, since turners are often vessel makers and vessels hold content(s). The theme makes space for all forms of turning.

Click here for more information and to apply.



Call for Videographers and Streaming Technicians

Submission Dates: December 15, 2022-February 15, 2023

The AAW seeks volunteer videographers and streaming technicians for the next International Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky, June 1-4, 2023. 

 We are looking for:

  • Videographers with experience with video camera equipment, who possess some technical competence and can make decisions regarding what is being turned (camera position, shooting angle, etc.)
  •  Streaming technicians should have experience helping AAW chapters with streaming content such as demos and hybrid meetings.
  • We need volunteers who will switch between cameras and manage streaming hardware.

Those who are accepted as videographers and/or technicians will be expected to help set up or tear down and do six rotations to receive complimentary Symposium registration.

Click here to apply.