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The AAW extends a huge thank you to everyone who attended AAW’s 32nd Annual International Symposium in Portland, Oregon.

We hope you enjoyed your experience and took away useful techniques, treasured friendships, and maybe even a little something from the trade show and auctions as a memento!

We are especially indebted to the more than 200 volunteers whose contributions were instrumental in making the event a success. As a nonprofit organization, we rely very heavily on volunteers to make each symposium happen. On the ground locally under the direction of team leads, volunteers worked diligently on a variety of tasks before and during the event. All our volunteers contributed a tremendous amount of work and without them there would not have been a symposium.

Team leads

Dale Larson

Elaine Bahr

Dan Baker

John Beechwood

Howard Borer

Hamilton Byerly

Roger Crooks

Peter Gibson

Charlie Gray

Ken Kirkman

Fred Kline

Mike Meredith

Laurie Newberry

Jim Piper

Mike Porter

Gary Sundquist

Kevin White

 

Volunteers

Dick Altig

Gail Amort-Larson

Carlos Angulo

Joseph Arnold

Ajit Aserappa

Sally Ault

Jerry Bahr

Marian Bailey

Daniel Baker

Earl Bartell

Bob Bartlett

Andrew Bennett

Mike Biehler

Russ Braun

Kelly Bresnahan

Terry Broberg

Helen Brown

John Buccioni

James Bumpus

Skip Burke

Kathy Chandler

Charles Chapman

Andrew Chen

Mark Choitz

Russ Coker

David Collier

Linda Connelly

Ken Conte

Dan Dever

Linda Ditommaso

Henry Doolittle

James Duxbury

Rita Duxbury

Robert Eckhoff

Rob Edgerton

Edward Feldman

Kenneth Foster

John Fox

David Frank

Diana Friend

Larry Garetto

Jim   Gentry

Larry Germann

Terry Gerros

Ron Gerton

Johan Geurtsen

Peter Gibson

Amy Gilron

Chet Graf

Douglas Grissom

Dave Gutschmidt

Jerry Harris

Steve Harris

Tom Hasting

Valerie Henschel

Dave Hinkelman

Paul Hirt

Arnie Hollander

John Howard

Alex Hunt

Gloria Hurst

Frank Hutchison

Kenneth Kirkman

Larry Klick

David Kolasky

Terry Koplan

Lendell Layman

Ann Lembcke

Barbara Linden

Volunteers

Jack Liskear

Larry Lukens

David Lutrick

Chuck Madsen

Larry Madsen

Bill Mcclelland

Shirley Mckenzie

Scott Medori

Hannah Meredith

Miles Merwin

Eric Messinger

Allen Miller

Larry Miller

Ty Miller

Alan Miotke

Brenda Miotke

Faye Mrozek

Steve Newberry

Mike Newlin

Doug North

Len Otto

Rosemary Pagura

Mark Palma

Mike Pearlman

Joan Pharis

Jim Piper

Steve Pritchard

John Replinger

Rick Rich

Bronwyn Roberts

Mike Roos

Linda Rose

Elisabeth Ross

Joanne Sauvageau

Guy Schafer

Ted Schafer

Greg Seipel

Charles Self

Duane Sich

Thomas C Sloan

Murray Sluys

Tom Smith

Kathy Stephison

Alan Stickel

Katie Stofel

Rita Story

Keith Strauss

Gerald Stutts

Gaye Talbot

Terry Tanner

Christina Tilden

Ross Tilden

Al Tingley

Lyn Tozer

Dennis Van Loo

Chris Von Neudegg

Laurel Vosburg

Steve Walgrave

Pam Walukas

Roger Weinreber

Allan Wells

Connie Wheeler

Kevin White

Tom Willing

Joan Witt

Richard Worthey

Mike Worthington

Myron Yancey

Jan Zander

2018 AAW Symposium

Family Photo Album Slideshow (TRT 13:10)

 


 

 




For Registered Attendees & Their Guests

For Public Guests

For Official Partners

USDA Information

to safely bring raw or unprocessed wood and wood products into Oregon. Read requirements and learn details.

 

2018 Exhibitor Information

Includes exhibit opportunities, floor plan, contract for exhibit space, terms and conditions, additional sponsor and marketing options, handout book advertising.
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The American Association of Woodturners
32nd Annual International Symposium
Portland, Oregon
June 14-17, 2018


Symposium Facility

  • Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Host Hotel

  • Doubletree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232

Gain insights and motivation. Fast-track your learning curve. 


Join us for the AAW's 32nd Annual International Symposium! The conference will bring together more than more than 1,200 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.

For registered attendees, the symposium features classroom-style demonstrations led by internationally known woodturners and top woodturning talent, as well as topics that appeal to wide variety of skill levels — bowls, boxes, vessels, hollow forms, spheres, spindle turning, multiaxis turning, segmented turning, natural edge turning, ornament, jewelry, finishing techniques, surface design, texture and embellishment, to name a few.

Many events are open to the public, including an enormous trade show jam-packed with the newest woodturning products, tool and lathe manufacturers, and supplies; an Instant Gallery and themed exhibitions; as well as benefit auctions and opportunities to support local charities.

 

Planning Guide

This 116-page booklet includes:

  • Special Presentation: Christian Burchard 
  • Special Interest Night 
  • Convention Center Floor Plans 
  • Trade Show List and Floor Plans 
  • Grid/Schedule 
  • Schedule of Rotations/Panel Discussions/Events 
  • Exhibitions & Auctions Information 
  • Youth Classes
  • More!

 

 


Special Interest Night

The action begins on Thursday evening, June 14, with and sessions for focused disciplines, including Ornamental Turners, Principally Pens, and Segmented Woodturners. Specialty group meetings, such as Women in Turning, woodturning teachers, and young turners, will take place along with forums on other relevant woodturning subjects.

Christian Burchard - A Life Made with These Hands: Predictable Unpredictability and the Nature of Wood
Also on Thursday night, Christian Burchard, globe-trotting woodturner, sculptor, furniture-maker, house-builder, goat-tender, cheesemaker, and much more, will reflect on his journey in woodturning in a presentation, "A Life Made with These Hands: Predictable Unpredictability and the Nature of Wood." Burchard will discuss the importance of using our hands and being creative in these uncertain times, as well as the pleasure of working with unpredictable materials, and not knowing exactly where you're going.



Rotations and Events

The revelry continues Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, with a broad selection of educational demonstrations and panel discussions that will appeal to a wide variety of skill levels and interest areas—bowls, boxes, vessels, hollow forms, spheres, spindle turning, multiaxis turning, segmented turning, natural-edge turning, ornamental turning, jewelry, finishing techniques, surface design, texture and embellishment, and more.

 



Symposium Facility

  • Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

 


Host Hotel

  • Doubletree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232



Want to be an exhibitor in our trade show? Want to learn about advertising opportunities?

Please contact Erica Nelson at erica@pierreproductions.com or 763-497-1778.

 



 

We salute our sponsor partners!

 


 

JET Powermatic (JPW Industries)

Exclusive lathe sponsor and supplier

On Loan: Powermatic 3520 lathes and Jet 1221 mini lathes for demonstrators, 

Jet bandsaw for tool room

Donation: Powermatic 3520C lathe, 

Jet 1221 mini lathe and stand

 

Want to buy a new lathe?

This year, JET Powermatic (JPW Industries) will be selling floor model lathes, demonstrator lathes, and trade show equipment from their own booth, at 20% off retail price. If you are interested in purchasing any of the equipment in advance, please contact Tobias Bridges, at tbridges@jpwindustries.com or 870-275-1705.

 



Jet Powermatic (JPW Industries)

25 Jet mini lathes and stands for the Youth Turning Program, 1 for Lighthouse Visually Impaired

 

Crown Tools

25 sets of tools for the Youth Turning Program, 1 for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

NovaTeknatool

25 chucks and revolving centers for the Youth Turning Program, 1 for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Easy Wood Tools

25 sets of mini tools and a custom turning smock for the Youth Turning Program, 1 set of tools for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Woodcraft

26 full faceshields for the Youth Turning Program, 1 for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Robust

25 tool rests for the Youth Turning Program, 1 for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Craft Supplies

Project supplies for the Youth Turning Program

 

KC Tools (Kip Christensen)

Project supplies for youth program


Vince's Wood N Wonders

Abrasives for both programs

Penn State Industries

Penturning supplies for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Arizona Silhouette/Barry Gross

Pen blanks for Lighthouse Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Cousineau Wood Products

Wood blanks for the Youth Turning Program


 

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