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The American Association of Woodturners
33rd Annual International Symposium
Raleigh, North Carolina
July 11-14, 2019

Symposium Facility

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Cohost Hotels

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601




There is a place for you!


Join us for the AAW's 33rd 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 educational demonstrations and panel discussions led by internationally known woodturners and top woodturning talent. Sessions appeal to a wide variety of skill levels and interest areas.


Additionally, 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.


Whether you're a new turner or a professional...

You'll find demonstrations targeted to your skill level and areas of interest. Over 3 1/2 days, you'll have 100+ compelling presentations to choose from to help you enrich your woodturning experience, including:

  • Bowls & Platters 
  • Segmented Work 
  • Pens 
  • Inspiration, Creativity, Narratives 
  • Spindles, Finials, Multiaxis Work
  • Embellishment, Finishing, Carving 
  • Tool Making & Tool Handling 
  • Hollow Forms & Boxes 
  • Small Treasures 
  • Useful Panel Topics

Wherever you are in your woodturning journey...

You'll find experts from around the globe who will share their techniques and insights to help you bring your woodturning abilities to the next level. Through knowledge, tips, and inspiration, you'll be able to tap into the expertise of world-class demonstrators. Plus, the AAW is proud to offer fresh talent, with many on the roster never having demonstrated at an AAW event.


  • Emiliano Achaval* 
  • Benoît Averly 
  • Christian Brisepierre* 
  • Max Brosi* 
  • Janet Collins 
  • Sharon Doughtie 
  • Jim Echter*
    Dennis Fuge* 
  • Troy Grimwood* 
  • Ashley Harwood 
  • Brian Horais* 
  • Mike Jackofsky 
  • John Jordan  
  • Stuart Kent*
  • John Lucas 
  • Jerry Measimer* 
  • Alan Miotke* 
  • Pascal Oudet 
  • Dennis Paullus 
  • Frank Penta 
  • Toni Ransfield 
  • Willie Simmons* 
  • Dick Sing 
  • Bruce Trojan* 
  • Colwin Way* 
  • Kimberly Winkle* 
  • Tom Wirsing

*First-time demonstrating at an AAW Symposium.


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.





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