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This page is updated with new information regularly.

 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Click here to read AAW Symposium Attendee Communication - May 18, 2018

 

HOTEL

Make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible because the hotel is filling quickly and some dates my already be unavailable.

Symposium hotel information, click here.
 


CONVENTION CENTER

Scooter Rental

The Convention Center allows any motorized mobility device approved under ADA laws however, they recommend using equipment other than Segways and other similar equipment in crowded spaces when other options are available. For example, the Convention Center rents motorized scooters, as pictured to the right, for $35 per day. This might be a better, less expensive option for the attendee. Payment is made via credit card only and is processed through the Convention Center administrative office. Click here for details: https://www.oregoncc.org/accessibility

 

Parking

Information about parking near the Convention Center.

 

Map of parking near the Convention Center.


THINGS TO BRING ALONG

INSTANT GALLERY

Make, bring along, and display up to three pieces of turned work in the Instant Gallery which will feature more than 1,000 works in wood by woodturners of all skill levels who are attending the symposium.

SILENT AUCTION

Create, bring along, and donate a turned work to be sold in AAW's silent benefit auction. Funds raised will be used by the AAW to continue to develop and deliver woodturning education and service programs for our member community.

EMPTY BOWLS

Turn, bring along, and donate a bowl of any size to the AAW's Empty Bowls initiative, to benefit Meals on Wheels People of Portland

 

BEADS OF COURAGE

Make, bring along, and donate a handmade lidded box to hold the beads of a child coping with serious illness through Beads of Courage. See Guidelines.


TOOL BANK

Bring along and donate surplus and lightly-used woodturning tools to the AAW Tool Bank to help woodturners in need globally. Bowl, spindle, and roughing gouges are most needed. Donations will be accepted at the Symposium registration desk, or send your tool donations to the AAW office at 222 Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W., St. Paul, MN 55102.

 


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WE NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE VOLUNTEER.

As you make your Symposium plans, please consider contributing a few hours of your time as a volunteer. Most volunteer tasks can be done by non-registered attendees and are perfect for spouses, partners, and other adult guests. You'll even have fun supporting this vital effort! Current opportunities include: Demonstrator Assistants, Greeters, Youth Hands-on, Instant Gallery, International Demonstrator Ambassador, Raffle, Registration, and Tool Room. Learn more and sign up!

 

LEARN ABOUT PORTLAND

  USDA Information to safely bring raw or unprocessed wood and wood products into Oregon. Read requirements and learn details.
 
Portland travel map, click here.

 

Suggested restaurants in the Lloyd District/Convention Center area, click here.

 

Portland Travel Guide (108 pages), click here.

Getting around via light rail, streetcar, bike, bus, car, and on foot, click here

 

Plan your trip with dining, shopping, events, deals, maps!


Top Sights: Portland's unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books, click here.

 

Travel Channel: 24 Hours in Portland, Oregon, A slide show of sights to see, things to do, and places to eat, click here.

 


AAW SYMPOSIUM APP (GUIDEBOOK)

Have the AAW Symposium rotations, demonstrators, trade show exhibitors, floor plan and more, at your fingertips with the AAW Symposium App (Guidebook) for mobile devices! Get a link to the App sent to your device fast; simply enter your cell phone number below and click the "send" button.

 

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