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2020 TAW 32nd Annual Woodturning Symposium scheduled for January 24th-25th, 2020. Visit the TAW website and click on the symposium tab for more information.


Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM CST
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:30 PM CST

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Symposium Location
The 2020 Woodturning Symposium will again
be located at the Marriott Hotel and
Convention Center 700 Cool Springs Blvd in
Franklin, TN.


Marriott Hotel Cool Springs Hotel Convention Cente
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Driving Directions 



Greg Godwin
Tennessee Association of Woodturners




Things to Do Places to Go
The event location is directly across the
interstate from the Cool Springs Gallaria Mall
and shopping area. Downtown Nashville is just
a short drive up I-40. Click here for a list of
area attractions.

Symposium Vendors
 click on logo for vendor website


Big Monk Lumber Company



Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2020 Woodturning Symposium 

The Tennessee Association of Woodturners (TAW) presents its 32nd Woodturning Symposium January
24th and 25th, 2020 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN. The 2020 Symposium
features these leading woodturners and turning artisans: Cindy Drozda, Eric Lofstrom, Mark St. Leger and Derek Weidman. In addition to 16 woodturning rotations each day there will be a large vendor area, a
gallery of wood turned art will be on display throughout the symposium and a Saturday Night Auction and


 Registration for the 2020 TAW 32nd Annual WoodturningSymposium is now open.  Click on the Red Symposium Fees button below for symposium fees.


Register and Pay with a credit card through the TAW secure paypal payment process, you do not need a paypal account to pay with a credit card. Click on the Red Register Now button below.  You may also click on the red Register Now button below to register and pay by check.


Want to use to use snail mail to send a check?  Click here to complete a registration form to print out and mail.


2020 Featured Demonstrators

Click on the demonstrator photo to go to the demonstrator website

Cindy Drozda                                Eric Lofstrom

Mark St. Leger                                   Derek Weidman


Symposium Schedule:  Click here for the schedule Schedule is subject to change.
Demonstration Descriptions: Click here for demonstration descriptions.

                 Instant Gallery Photos from 2019

      Left to right: Al Miotke, Harvey Meyers John Jordan

Instant Gallery
We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during the Symposium.This large exhibit of wood turned art provides a unique opportunity for collectors to become acquainted with both new and well-known artists. 



People's Choice Award
Each year participants may enter one piece, which is entirely their own work, into the People's Choice Award.
Vendors and demonstrators are not eligible for the People's Choice Award. No collaborative efforts please. 
People's Choice winner: $250 cash award, plaque and free registration to the TAW 2021 Woodturning Symposium.

Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet, which is included in the price of registration, at the Marriott Hotel. Door prizes will be given away.

With our long-time friend and Auctioneer, Jay Erlbacher, you are assured an enjoyable, laugh-filled evening. The auction will include donations of turned pieces, tools, supplies, and wood donated by our attendees, our Vendors and TAW members. All proceeds from the auction support continuing education in woodturning through the TAW scholarship program and the TAW outreach program. 


Demonstrators Work
Eric Lofstrom                                          Mark St. Leger  
Derek Weidman                                       Cindy Drozda                   

Win a new Powermatic 3520C lathe

A drawing will be held to give away a new Powermatic 3520C lathe to one lucky attendee who is a paid full registration or paid one day registration.  Lathe drawing will be at the conclusion of the Saturday night banquet and the winner must be present at the time of the drawing.  Transportation of the lathe is the responsibility of the winner.  Jet Powermatic is a vendor partner of the TAW.



                         TAW Symposium Logo Wear

Be one of the best dressed woodturners on the planet and prepurchase a limited edition 2020 TAW Woodturning Symposium short sleeve kiwi green tee shirt!  Preorder your shirt when you register and be guaranteed that you will have the correct size.  Tee shirts will have the TAW 2020 Woodturning Symposium embroidered on the left side.  Sizes small to 5XL are available for $16.00 each.  


Women In Turning Meeting

There will be a Women in Turning Meeting on Saturday, January 25 at lunch time in the Arabian Room.