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About the Symposium

The AAW International Woodturning Symposium is the biggest and most well-known annual woodturning event in the world. Held in a different region of the country each year, the Symposium attracts woodturning hobbyists, artists, professionals, collectors, vendors and anyone looking to learn more about the woodturning craft. With 80+ live demonstrations, presentations and panel discussions, there is a lot to experience. It features the industry’s largest and most attended tradeshow (showcasing companies of all sizes) and awe-inspiring galleries, exhibitions and auctions featuring unbelievable wood art from across the world.

The 2024 AAW International Woodturning Symposium will be May 23-26 in Portland, Oregon. 

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Learn why Portland, OR is a great location for this event and an extended vacation.


Learn about all the great things happening at the symposium this year.

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The AAW Symposium depends on the support of many volunteers.

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These resources will help you plan your trip and maximaize your experience.

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Promote your woodworking brand, products and services at the AAW Symposium

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The best way to plan your schedule is with the mobile app.


Browse photos from past AAW Symposia in our Facebook albums.

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Saint Paul 2025

Join us June 12-15 in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the 2025 AAW International Woodturning Symposium

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