Welcome to the 2020 Florida Woodturning Symposium.

February 7th – 9th, 2020

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center

Thanks, everybody for making the 2019 Florida Woodturning Symposium a great success. We had wonderful demonstrators, a great auction and made Ken very happy by winning the Powermatic 3520C in the raffle. We also gave away a lot of grants, scholarships and days in the shop.

Our 2020 Demonstrators will be: 

National Demonstrators

  • Nick Agar
  • J. Paul Fennell
  • Judy Ditmer
  • Keith Gotschall

Regional Demonstrators

  • Frank Penta
  • Jack Shelton
  • Steve Cook
  • Jon Hollingshead

The Florida Woodturning Symposium is the largest woodturning event in Florida and is held each year at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. A self-contained, wooded campus where you are immersed in nothing but woodturning for 2 1/2 days. This is one of the best ways to take the next step in your woodturning.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium began in December 2001 through the efforts of three Florida Chapters of the American Association of Woodturners.  Seven AAW Chapters now put on the symposium and attendance has grown each year thanks to the high quality of our demonstrators and our Hands-on-Workshops.

A large trade show offers the woodturning “goodies” you’ve been looking for, both new woodturning tools and a great selection of wood for the woodturner. In addition, the FWS features a great auction and raffle and the chance to win an Education Grant to one of the great national Craft Schools or a one-on-one workshop with a talented Florida woodturning teacher.

The FWS’s mission is to promote the art of woodturning through the annual symposium and other events.