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Everything else:

  • Art exhibitions featuring furniture and woodworking
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Woodworking Hobby and Industry Trade Shows

Note: Events in this category are not sponsored by the Des Moines Woodworkers Association. These listings are provided as a convenience and should not be considered an endorsement by DMWA unless otherwise noted.

IWF Connect is being held this year as a virtual version of the show. Sign-up is free! More details here: 

https://iwfconnect.com

The in-person IWF 2020 show has been cancelled. The next in-person show is planned for 2022. More information here: https://www.iwfatlanta.com/The%20Show/find-out-more


IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.

From the IWF website:

  • The International Woodworking Fair 2020 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries. IWF 2020 will be held in all three buildings at the 1.5 million square foot Georgia World Congress Center, as well as the new BC Exhibit Hall expansion, making it the largest footprint in the history of the IWF show.
  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
Advanced Registration Pricing through July 31, 2020: $25
Standard Registration Pricing from August 1 - August 28: $50

Event Date October 29, 2020, 8:30 am
Event End Date October 29, 2020, 4:00 pm
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IWF Connect is being held this year as a virtual version of the show. Sign-up is free! More details here: 

https://iwfconnect.com

The in-person IWF 2020 show has been cancelled. The next in-person show is planned for 2022. More information here: https://www.iwfatlanta.com/The%20Show/find-out-more


IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.

From the IWF website:

  • The International Woodworking Fair 2020 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries. IWF 2020 will be held in all three buildings at the 1.5 million square foot Georgia World Congress Center, as well as the new BC Exhibit Hall expansion, making it the largest footprint in the history of the IWF show.
  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
Advanced Registration Pricing through July 31, 2020: $25
Standard Registration Pricing from August 1 - August 28: $50

Event Date October 30, 2020, 8:30 am
Event End Date October 30, 2020, 4:00 pm
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The 2021 Weekend With Wood has been cancelled.

Statement from their website:

"Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Weekend With WOOD."

Weekend With WOOD 2021 is the eighth annual educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more. You choose your own slate of ten 90-minute class sessions from more than 50 subjects. Tuition: $595.

For more information: www.weekendwithwood.com 

Event Date May 14, 2021, 8:00 am
Event End Date May 14, 2021, 5:00 pm
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The 2021 Weekend With Wood has been cancelled.

Statement from their website:

"Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Weekend With WOOD."

Weekend With WOOD 2021 is the eighth annual educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more. You choose your own slate of ten 90-minute class sessions from more than 50 subjects. Tuition: $595.

For more information: www.weekendwithwood.com 

Event Date May 15, 2021, 8:00 am
Event End Date May 15, 2021, 5:00 pm
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The 2021 Weekend With Wood has been cancelled.

Statement from their website:

"Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Weekend With WOOD."

Weekend With WOOD 2021 is the eighth annual educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more. You choose your own slate of ten 90-minute class sessions from more than 50 subjects. Tuition: $595.

For more information: www.weekendwithwood.com 

Event Date May 16, 2021, 8:00 am
Event End Date May 16, 2021, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2021 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 20, 2021, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 20, 2021, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2021 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 21, 2021, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 21, 2021, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2021 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 22, 2021, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 22, 2021, 5:00 pm
Categories Community

AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2021 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 23, 2021, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 23, 2021, 5:00 pm
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IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a virtual event was held instead.

From the IWF website:

  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
TBA. Attendee Housing & Registration for IWF 2022 will open in January 2022.

Event Date August 23, 2022, 8:30 am
Event End Date August 23, 2022, 5:00 pm
Categories Community