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AAW’s 37th Annual Woodturning Symposium is the biggest woodturning event in the world and has something for everyone, no matter your experience level. There are several registration options to meet your needs and your budget.

Advance registration is closed, but you can register on-site at the registration desk in the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Symposium also features FREE events for the public including the Instant Gallery, Exhibitions, Tradeshow, and Auctions.

Registration Details

AAW Member Registration

​Includes:

  • 3 Days with 80 Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

  • Online access to select recorded demonstrations

  • The Largest Woodturning Trade Show

  • Networking & Social Events

  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Auctions

  • Access to AAW Member Benefits

$410 after May 2, 2023 and onsite

Spouse/Partner Registration

Can only be purchased as an addition to a Member or General registration.

Includes:

  • 3 Days with 80 Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

  • Online access to select recorded demonstrations

  • The Largest Woodturning Trade Show

  • Networking & Social Events

  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Auctions

$233 after May 2 and onsite

Youth/Educator Registration

Applies to current AAW Educator Members and Youth ages 10-18.

Contact AAW office to register:

651-484-9094 or memberservices@woodturner.org

Free Admission

General Registration

​Includes:

  • 1-year AAW Membership*

  • 3 Days with 80 Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

  • Online access to select recorded demonstrations

  • The Largest Woodturning Trade Show

  • Networking & Social Events

  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Auctions

  • Access to AAW Member Benefits

$480 after May 2 and onsite

Single Day Registration

​Includes:

  • 1 Day of 40 Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

  • The Largest Woodturning Trade Show

  • Networking & Social Events

  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Auctions

Available Friday & Saturday only

$235 per day

Supplemental Programming Tickets

Awards Ceremony & Celebration Banquet

(dinner included)

$70 after May 2 and onsite

Chapter Group Discount

Register with your local chapter and receive a $40 discount. Chapters that bulk register 10 or more AAW members receive a special discount rate of $315 per member.

NEW THIS YEAR: The Chapter Leader Plus One discount

Student Over 18 Registration

​Includes:

  • 3 Days with 80 Demonstrations and Panel Discussions

  • Online access to select recorded demonstrations

  • The Largest Woodturning Trade Show

  • Networking & Social Events

  • Galleries, Exhibitions & Auctions

$99 (ages 18-25)

*AAW membership includes subscriptions to the American Woodturner journal and Woodturning FUNdamentals, access to 3,000+ articles, videos, and projects, discounts on events, access to the member forum and much more. Click to learn more.

Learn To Turn Youth Room

Rotations:

Friday

  • Rotation 1: Kip Christensen - Ring Stand

  • Rotation 2: Kip Christensen - Lighthouse Tree Ornament and Ornament Stand

  • Rotation 3: Andi Sullivan - Reserved for Visually Impaired Attendees Only

  • Rotation 4: Andi Sullivan - Egg-leidoscope

Saturday

  • Rotation 5: Sally Ault - Twist Pens

  • Rotation 6: Sally Ault - Honey Dippers

  • Rotation 7: Sally Ault - Spinning Tops

  • Rotation 8: Kailee Bosch - Brushes

Sunday

  • Rotation 9: Kailee Bosch - Cupcake Box

  • Rotation 10: Kailee Bosch - Yo-Yo

Eligibility

Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible to register for free hands-on instruction. Space is limited and each registered youth must be accompanied and sponsored by an adult who is a paid registrant for the symposium. Students will make a variety of projects or may attend educational woodturning rotations.

Registration and Enrollment

For youth to have their classes preassigned prior to the symposium, they must be registered by May 12, 2023. As part of the preregistration process, youth will be expected to specify the classes in which they wish to enroll. The Youth Program coordinator will confirm enrollment for up to three classes in advance of the symposium.
 

Youth Sponsors

All sponsors must be paid registrants attending the symposium. Sponsors fall into three categories: (1) parent, adult relative, or legal guardian; (2) coach/instructor (does not include teachers with complimentary registration); (3) adult family friend. A registered participant may sponsor up to three youth. Sponsors must volunteer in the youth room, or provide an alternate, for a minimum of one rotation for each youth sponsored.
 

Instant Gallery

Youth are encouraged to bring up to three items to display in the Instant Gallery. Cash prizes are awarded.
 

Woodturning Demonstrations

Registered youth may attend educational woodturning rotations.

Registration Forms

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation Fee: $75 from December 7, 2022 to May 31, 2023. No refunds after May 31 unless medical emergency.

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