The all-online event will feature live educational woodturning demonstrations, special interest sessions, panel discussions, live auctions, Instant Gallery, prizes drawings for attendees, a virtual trade show, and more.
 
Demonstrators for the event will include woodturning pros Trent Bosch, Cindy Drozda, Rudy Lopez, Glenn Lucas, Mike Mahoney, and Craig Timmerman. Topics will be announced. Panel discussions will include social media/business, artistic practice, and an Instant Gallery critique.

Special Interest Sessions will include Gizmos and Gadgets, a presentation of ‘best of the best’ woodturning tips, and a Women in Turning (WIT) presentation.

Each registered attendee may send an image to include in the Virtual Instant Gallery. The cost for all three days of programming is $20.20 (nonrefundable), which includes access to a replay of recorded Virtual Symposium content for up to two weeks following the event.

The official schedule and additional details will be available soon. Registration opens on 5 June and closes 3 July. Click here for more information and to register.
 
AAW’s Executive Director, Phil McDonald, stated: “We are excited to present an AAW Symposium in a virtual format. And, we have taken a brave approach to registration costs to make the event available to as many people as possible. This format will enable our members and other woodturners to enjoy an affordable learning experience from the comfort and safety their own homes. Additionally, it will be a perfect opportunity for people interested in woodturning to get a feel for the craft at a low price.”
 
The AAW’s Annual International Symposium, which takes place in a new city every year, was scheduled for 4-7 June, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. However, that in-person event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of members, demonstrators, trade show vendors, partners, and other event attendees.