Tuesday – Friday | August 25-28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | USA

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IWF 2020 Full Education Conference Schedule


IWF 2020 Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of the show. 


We are offering All-Day Symposiums focused on several industry related topics on Monday, August 24 which is the day before IWF officially opens and a Finishing Symposium on Wednesday, August 26. 


We are also offering a wide variety of general sessions that take place Tuesday, August 26 through Thursday, August 27 of the show. 


A full version of the IWF 2020 Education Conference schedule can be seen below.

 

 

Monday, August 24

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9:00AM - 5:00PM

        Establishing a More Profitable Closets & Storage Operation - CLO

All - Day Symposium

9:00AM - 4:30PM         Digital Print Symposium - DIG

All - Day Symposium

9:00AM - 4:30PM         Quantum Lean - "Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper" - LEN

All - Day Symposium

9:00AM - 5:00PM         Wood Flooring Symposium - FLO

All - Day Symposium

 

 

Tuesday, August 25

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9:00AM - 10:00AM

        Decoding the Engagement Challenge - BMG30

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

9:00AM - 10:30AM         Failure May Be the Best Option - Encouraging Innovation at all Levels of Your

        Business - MKT3

Marketing & Business Development

9:00AM - 10:30AM

        Successfully Growing, Preserving and Transitioning Your Company and Wealth

        - MKT9

Marketing & Business Development

9:00AM - 11:00AM

        Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose – Protect & Perpetuate Your Business - BMG21

Business Management

9:00AM - 11:00AM

        When to Consider Outsourcing - BMG2

Business Management

10:00AM - 12:00PM

       Intellectual Property 101 for the Woodworking Professional: Protecting Your

        IP - MFG10

Manufacturing & Design

11:00AM - 12:00PM

        A Smarter Approach to Factory Air - MFG9

Manufacturing & Design

11:00AM - 12:00PM

        Managing and Motivating Millennials - Plus Are You Ready for Gen Z?! - BMG12

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

11:00AM - 12:30PM

        Maximizing your Business Information - BMG18

Business Management

11:30AM - 1:00PM

        Robots in the Booth - Evolution of the Finish Room - MFG14

Manufacturing & Design

11:30AM - 1:30PM

        Working with Architects & Designers on Transitional Projects - MFG5

Manufacturing & Design

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Are You a Boss? Or a Leader? - Would You Work for You? - BMG13

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Be the Spark - Building a Sustainable Workforce - BMG26

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

1:00AM - 2:30PM

        You Made a Profit but Can You Live with the Cash Flow? - BMG10

Business Management

2:00PM - 3:30PM

        Building Winning Teams - BMG23

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

2:30PM - 3:30PM

        How Does Slippage Impact Your Margins? - BMG28

Business Management

2:30PM - 3:30PM

        Powering Up for Prosperity - A Program For Women in Leadership - BMG14

Business Management

2:30PM - 4:30PM

        Lean Strategies for ALL Shops… Big or Small - MFG13

Manufacturing & Design

3:00PM - 5:00PM

        Know Your OSHA Inspection Rights - BMG7

Business Management

4:00PM - 5:00PM

        Robotic Applications in Woodworking - MFG1

Manufacturing & Design

4:30PM - 6:00PM

       What's Your Problem? - BMG25

Manufacturing & Design

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 26

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9:0AM - 5:00PM

        A Holistic Approach to Finishing Symposium - FIN

All - Day Symposium

9:00AM - 10:00AM

        Business Has Changed - What Needs to Change in Your Business? - BMG15

Business Management

9:00AM - 10:30AM

        An Innovator’s RoadMap to Market Share Growth: How to Continuously Distance

        Your Company from the ‘Pack’ of Competition- BMG31

Business Management

9:00AM - 10:30AM

        Improper Labor Pricing, the #1 Killer of Small Businesses - BMG9

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

9:00AM - 10:30AM

 

        Reel” Them In; Creating Highly Effective Marketing Video Without

        Breaking the Bank - MKT1

 

 

Marketing & Business Development

 

9:00AM - 10:30AM

        Titebond Wood Glue - MFG4

Manufacturing & Design

9:00AM - 11:00AM

 

        Financing 101: The Basics - BMG5

 

Business Management

 

10:30AM - 11:30AM

        How to Avoid the Family Owned Business Blues and Excel as a Family

        Owned Business - BMG16

Business Management

11:00AM - 12:00PM

 

        Growing your Business with Equipment Financing and Social Media

        Marketing - MKT8

 

 

Marketing & Business Development

 

11:00AM - 12:30PM

        Build your Company Brand for Financial Sustainability - MKT4

Marketing & Business Development

11:00AM - 12:30PM

        Building Effective Management Skills - BMG11

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

11:00AM - 12:30PM

        Managing The Employee Lifecycle - BMG24

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

11:30AM - 1:00PM

        Employee Benefits: How to Attract and Retain Employees - BMG8

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Exposing the Mystery Behind Those Pesky Finishing Hick Ups - MFG8

Manufacturing & Design

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        How to Bring the Power of Agility to Your Brand Positioning - MKT5

Marketing & Business Development

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Sustainability: Vacuum Centralization for CNC Routers - MFG2

Manufacturing & Design

1:00PM - 2:30PM

 

        Successfully Growing, Preserving and Transitioning Your Company and

        Wealth* - MKT7

 

Marketing & Business Development

 

1:00PM - 2:30PM

        The Urban Wood Movement: Expanding from Coast to Coast - NBS3

New Business Sector

1:30PM - 3:00PM

        Job Costing: A Systematic Approach to Comparing Estimated to

        Actual Costs- BMG6

Business Management

3:00PM - 4:30PM

        Pricing vs Costing – Dive into a Contribution Margin Understanding - BMG19

Business Management

3:00PM - 5:00PM

        Intellectual Property 201: Patenting Process and Strategies - MFG11

Manufacturing & Design

3:30PM - 5:00PM

        Telling Your Brand Story - MKT6

Marketing & Business Development

3:45PM - 5:00PM

        Identifying New Export Markets and Customers - MKT10

Marketing & Business Development

 

 

 

Thursday, August 27

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9:00AM - 10:30AM

        Beyond the ADA - Creating Spaces that Everyone Can Live With - MKT2

Marketing & Business Development
9:00AM - 10:30AM

        Leapfrog from Laminate to High End Concrete - NBS1

    New Business Sector

9:00AM - 11:00AM

        Benchtop CNC: A Good Investment for Me? - MFG3

Manufacturing & Design

9:00AM - 11:00AM

        Diversifying your Business: Think Outside the (Cabinet) Box - BMG3

Business Management

9:00AM - 11:00AM

        YIKES! What I Thought I Knew About Proper Sanding, Turns Out to be Just

        Costing Me $$ Money - MFG7

Manufacturing & Design

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

        Intellectual Property 301 - The Anatomy of an IP Dispute/Lawsuit: Offensive

        and Defensive Strategies - BMG20

Business Management

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        Industrial Digital Printing - The Future of Decentralized Production of 

        Decorative Surfaces - NBS2

New Business Sector

11:00AM - 12:00PM

        Trade Finance: Getting the Funding You Need and Managing Risk for

        Exporters - MKT11

Marketing & Business Development

11:30AM - 1:00PM

        Running a One or Two Person Shop: How to Make it all Work - BMG1

Business Management

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Quality Testing and Green Standards Mean Business for Your Business - MFG6

Manufacturing & Design

1:00PM - 2:00PM

        Using Measurable Data to Get Maximum Employee Performance - BMG17

Workforce Maintenance & Organizational Culture

1:00PM - 2:30PM         One Piece Flow in Your Millwork Facility - BMG29

Business Management

1:30PM - 3:00PM         Cyber Security: What You Didn't Know You Needed to Know - BMG4

Business Management

1:30PM - 3:00PM

        Getting the Most from Your Employees: How to Innovate Employee: 

        How to Innovate Employee Engagement to Create an Environment

        Where They Want to Contribute as Much as they Can - BMG32

Business Management

2:30PM - 3:30PM

        Journeyman Leadership - Establishing a Culture Through Hard Lessons and

        Experience - BMG27

Business Management