Tuesday – Friday | August 25-28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | USA



IWF Education Conference


IWF is where industry professionals find the educational opportunities that allow them to help their companies improve products, work more efficiently, expand to new markets and ultimately become more profitable. In addition to the knowledge you will gain from the IWF Show Floor, you can choose from a variety of symposiums and sessions that are selected and designed to give you insight to the latest information and trends in the woodworking industry.  Several of the symposiums and sessions that took place at previous IWF's are availabe for purchase on our IWF Education Portal.


All-Day Symposiums


The IWF Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of IWF.  The 2020 show will host All-day symposiums focused on several industry related topics that will take place on Monday, August 24 which is the day before IWF officially opens and also on Wednesday, August 26. You can view a list of the symposiums that are being offered at the IWF 2020 Education Conference here.



Education Sessions by Track


IWF also offers a wide array of Education Sessions that take place from Tuesday through Thursday during the show. All sessions in the IWF Education Conference are presented by subject matter experts from within the woodworking industry and IWF community. Session proposals from interested speakers are reviewed by IWF Show Management to ensure they are of interest and relevant to our attendees. While sessions cover a wide variety of topics, they fall under the tracks listed below.


Business Management


These sessions may be of interest to all management and production personnel from small to large manufacturing companies, trade associations, consultants, distributors and research/training specialists.


Manufacturing & Design


These session may be of interest to those in the engineering, manufacturing, design and business management sectors.  This may include plant, production and operations managers as well as designers, finishers, engineers and others who are interested in learning more about lean and other manufacturing processes or who have an interest in the cabinetry, millwork, retail and furniture industry..


Marketing & Business Development


These sessions may be of interest to management and sales personnel, trade association staff, and consultants from small to large sized manufacturers, retailers, and contractors.


New Business Sectors


These sessions may be of interest to those wanting to learn more about emerging business sectors such as inkjet and 3D printing, digitally produced surfaces, urban wood utilization and high end concrete..


Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture


These sessions may be of interest to all management and production personnel who are looking to improve upon leadership skills, workforce training and employee relationships and/or those who are trying to build upon and create a stronger organizational culture.