AAW International Woodturning Symposium
June 1-4, 2023
Louisville, Kentucky

Join woodturners from around the world for the valued Symposium experience you look forward to:

  • More than 100 compelling presentations and demonstrations over three-and-a-half days.
  • Learn from world-class demonstrators.
  • Evaluate and buy the latest equipment, tools, and supplies at the Trade Show.
  • Share your work in the Instant Gallery.
  • Get inspired by the professional and member exhibitions.
  • Collect gorgeous, unique works from the auctions and Instant Gallery.
  • Make new woodturning friends!

Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

As the site of our abruptly cancelled symposium in 2020, Louisville is ready to host woodturners from around the world once again! The Expo Center is close to the airport and has nearby options for RV camping.  

Save the date and make this trip a highlight for 2023!

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 Entry: Special Interest Sessions - AAW Symposium 2023

Application period: September 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022

Back by popular demand, we’ll kick off the 2023 Symposium in Louisville with Special Interest Sessions. Special Interest Sessions are member-led sessions intended to introduce attendees to specialty woodturning groups and communities as well as facilitate discussion on woodturning topics.  Planning to attend the Symposium and want to lead a Special Interest Session? Complete the application by October 15, 2022 for consideration. Selected session coordinators will be notified around December 1, 2022.

Click here to apply.

See you in Louisville!