The 2020 Woodturning Symposium Guide is a directory of all this year’s woodturning major gathering events throughout the United States and internationally as well.
You might be asking, “What is a woodturning symposium?“
Last year, in the 2019 symposium directory, I detailed many aspects of what makes woodturning symposiums so special and valuable for anyone wanting to improve their woodturning skills.
If you’re not sure what a woodturning symposium really is, check out that post for more details.
2020 Woodturning Symposiums Schedule
2020 Woodturning Symposiums – U.S.A.
|Tennessee Association of Woodturners Annual Woodturning Symposium||January||24-25||Franklin, Tennessee||www.tnwoodturners.org|
|Florida Woodturning Symposium||February||7-9||Leesburg, Florida||http://floridawoodturningsymposium.com/|
|Gulf Coast Woodturners Association||March||14-15||Houston, Texas||https://www.gulfcoastwoodturners.org/|
|The Adirondack Woodturners Association Totally Turning Symposium||March||Saratoga Springs, NY||http://www.totallyturning.com/|
|Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium||April||Anchorage, Alaska||https://www.akwoodturners.org/Symposium.php|
|Dakota Woodturners Hands-on Woodturning Symposium||April||Bismarck, North Dakota||http://dakotawoodturners.com/symposium-specifics/|
|AAW American Association of Woodturners International Symposium||June||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Southwest Association of Turners Symposium (usually in August)||August||28-30||Waco, Texas||http://www.swaturners.org/|
|Turn-On! Chicago Woodturning Symposium||July||23-26||Northbrook, Illinois||http://turnonchicago.com/|
|Georgia Association of Woodturners Turning Southern Style Symposium||TBA|| ||Dalton, Georgia||https://gawoodturner.org/symposium/|
|Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium||September||18-20||Loveland, Colorado||http://www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com/|
|Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium||September||25-27||Lancaster, Pennsylvannia||http://www.mawts.com/|
|Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium||2021|| ||TBA||https://www.ovwg.org/|
|North Carolina Woodturning Symposium||TBA|| ||Greensboro, North Carolina||http://ncwts.com/|
|Oregon Woodturning Symposium (not held in 2020)||2021|| ||Albany, Oregon||http://oregonwoodturningsymposium.com/|
|New England Woodturning Symposium (every three years)|| || ||Derry, New Hampshire||https://www.gnhw.org/symposium/2018/about|
|Utah Woodturning Symposium (discontinued)|| || ||Provo, UT||https://utahwoodturning.com/|
2019 Woodturning Symposiums – International
|TurnFest||March||27-29||Gold Coast, Australia||http://www.turnfest.com.au/|
|Les Petites Journées d’Aiguilles France Woodturning Symposium||May||21-22||Aiguines, France||http://escoulen.com/en/congres-2019/|
|The Australian Woodturning Exhibition||TBA|| ||Victoria, Australia||http://awtex.com.au/|
|Saskatchewan Woodturners Symposium||TBA|| ||Saskatoon, Canada||http://newsite.hubcityturners.ca/|
|The Association of Woodturners of South Africa||TBA|| ||Wilderness, South Africa||http://awsa.org.za/|
|UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium (Postponed in 2019)|| || ||Coventry, United Kingdom||https://www.ukiws.co.uk/|
If you know of other woodturning symposiums or if you notice changes in any of the above posting, please leave a comment below and I will update accordingly. Thank you.
Woodturning Symposium Conclusion
It doesn’t really matter which symposium you attend. Find the closest one to you or perhaps you’re up for a trip to a symposium far away.
Just get to one of these symposiums and you will see your turning skills improve almost overnight.
Which woodturning symposium are you planning to attend? Maybe I’ll see you there!
Enjoy the Symposiums!