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AWFS calls for proposals for 2021 Education Program

Published on : Monday, November 23, 2020

The 2021 AWFS®Fair show cycle is under way and the Call for Proposals for the show’s “College of Woodworking Knowledge” (CWWK) educational seminar program is now open.

Technical experts, exhibitors with an educational segment, business owners and managers, consultants and other wood products manufacturing professionals are invited to submit proposal ideas for seminars to be held at the AWFS®Fair, July 20-23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deadline for proposal submittal is December 1, 2020.

Seminars are presented in a variety of time slots ranging from 60 minutes to three hours. The program includes classroom-style presentations, panels, demos and the SMART (Special Machinery and Relevant Technology) seminars for AWFS®Fair exhibitors—the technical programs conducted on the show floor early in the morning before the show opens. Sessions will be offered in several tracks: Business Management; Cabinet, Millwork and Furniture; Software & Technology; Techniques & Applications; Workforce Development, and the Teacher Track which is specifically for woodworking educators.

AWFS Fair 2019 attendee feedback identified the following topics of interest for the 2021 program: CNC; robotics; small shops management and operations; lean management and continuous improvement; employee training; employee attraction and retention.

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