With so many exhibitors, events and education sessions packed into four days, we keep our attendees actively engaged during their time at IWF. Not only does IWF provide the opportunity to meet face-to-face with exhibitors and industry experts on the show floor but also offers a variety of specialized education sessions as well as access to a world recognized innovative technology competition and a prestigious student furniture design gallery. See what else IWF has to offer here.
The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® has become known throughout the world for recognizing outstanding companies who have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the industry.
A panel of 10 distinguished judges, whom are all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry review and analyze each entry. The finalists will perform live demonstrations for the panel of judges, who then make their final decisions on the most innovative product development. The finalists will be on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.
The Design Emphasis Showcase at IWF is a “must see” at the International Woodworking Fair. This gallery will be located in the lobby of Building C and displayed furniture pieces designed and built by students from colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as the foremost furniture design competition for students and offers design students a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent and originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. It also provides a unique chance to experience an international industry trade show, make important career contacts and exchange ideas with other students from around the nation.
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.
The IWF Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of IWF. The 2020 Conference will host All-Day Symposiums focused on a variety of industry related topics which will take place on Monday, August 22nd which is the day before the show officially opens. There will also be a wide variety of Education Sessions offered Tuesday through Thursday of the show.
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International Woodworking Fair
Tuesday - Friday
August 23 - 26, 2022
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313