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||July|
10-12 Online Register by July 3
|Southwest Association of Turners Symposium (usually in August)||August|
|Turn-On! Chicago Woodturning Symposium||July||Northbrook, Illinois||http://turnonchicago.com/|
|Georgia Association of Woodturners Turning Southern Style Symposium||September||Dalton, Georgia||https://gawoodturner.org/symposium/|
|Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium||September||Loveland, Colorado||http://www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com/|
|Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium||September||Lancaster, Pennsylvannia||http://www.mawts.com/|
|Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium||2021||
|North Carolina Woodturning Symposium||TBA||
||Greensboro, North Carolina||http://ncwts.com/|
|Oregon Woodturning Symposium (not held in 2020)||2021||
|New England Woodturning Symposium (every three years)||
||Derry, New Hampshire||https://www.gnhw.org/symposium/2018/about|
|Utah Woodturning Symposium (discontinued)|| |
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||
|Saskatchewan Woodturners Symposium||TBA||
|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!
I’m searching for this kind of article on woodturning symposium guide for improving my woodturning skill & knowledge. Thanks for this one.
Would like to share it with my friends!
We had to cancel our ND symposium for this spring. I’m sure that there is a market for burls. We have about 40 folks that attend on a regular basis. Please keep us in mind for next spring.
John Warren, Past president, Dakota Woodturners
Thank you for writing and sharing your symposium info. I’ll be sure to include you for next year.
All the best to you and your symposium!
Hi Kent. My brother in law is a woodsman. He has lots of burls and is thinking of selling them at the ND show in April 2020. Is that a good place to sell them? Any info would be appreciated. He has maple, birch, aspen, oak, spruce. Thank you. Frank
I can’t tell you for sure if that is a good show. If he has beautiful wood burls and decent prices, he probably just needs to get in front of a few turners and he’ll make sales.
Let me know how he does.
All the best,