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Attend the best woodturning event on the planet!

Something for everyone

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For beginners and experts. Whether you are an experienced turner or are just getting started, AAW’s Annual International Symposium has you covered.  It will be three days full of topnotch demonstrations, panel discussions, exhibitions and special events. 

Broad turner appeal. We’ll have something for everyone whether you’re into classic bowl turning, surface carving and embellishment, segmented turning, spindle turning, hollow vessels - or something else.

Learn from the best turners in the world

Stay current on innovative techniques and tricks.

Observe and interact with top demonstrators.

Choose from more than 130 sessions, demonstrations and panel discussions hosted by more than 50 of the world's best woodturning professionals.

Fun for family members

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Take along a spouse or partner. Spouses and partners of registered attendees may enjoy creative activities, demonstrations and hands-on instruction in our Craft Room or take a tour to Sedona.

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Bring a child or grandchild. Create lasting memories and a legacy of passion for woodturning. Youth age 10 to 18 may attend free with a paid adult. The Youth Turning Program provides free, quality hands-on woodturning instruction. Learn more.





Collaborate, network and socialize

Tap into a vast network of colleagues that share your passion for woodturning. Socialize with friends. Establish and renew connections at the celebration reception and social events. Get together with other turners for select topics on Special Interest Night


Imagine the possibilities                       

Get noticed. Share up to three pieces of your own work in the Instant Gallery. Explore the open market of more than 1,000 art works and crafts in wood.

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Explore the largest woodturning tradeshow anywhere featuring more than tool and lathe manufacturers, wood suppliers and others with fantastic products and deals. Nothing beats holding a tool in your own hands or testing out the latest woodturning equipment. Nothing beats a good deal.


Be inspired by the works of wood artists in two juried international art shows. Learn more.

Give back to those in need through symposium fundraisers. Donate a turned item to benefit a charitable cause. Buy an item to benefit a charitable cause. Learn more.



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Symposium Contacts

©2014 American Association of Woodturners
American Association of Woodturners

222 Landmark Center 75 5th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102