Attended by approximately 2,000-3,000 AAW members and general public combined. The annual AAW International Symposium is an intensely informative, fun-filled event held in a different region of the country each year. Three days are packed with demonstrations by internationally renowned and local turners, slide shows and design workshops, as well as panel discussions on marketing, technical and aesthetic development, safety and legal issues. A favorite part of each symposium is the Instant Gallery where members show off their latest and greatest accomplishments. The symposium also includes a trade show, local tours for spouses and a catered banquet culminating in an auction of donated woodturnings, tools and supplies. In addition to attendance by registered AAW members, the AAW is now making a concerted effort through local and regional promotions to attract higher attendance to the free attractions, including the Trade Show, by individuals who are not AAW members but have interest in woodworking and arts and crafts.
About The AAW:
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by supporting its more than 14,000 members and network of over 350 local chapters, providing camaraderie, training, idea sharing, insurance and exposure.