companies can help deal with the skills
gap and change their own culture to
attract and retain the talent needed to
develop a skilled workforce.
AWFS is also offering free seminars
as a service to the industry. Seven free
seminars related to workforce development, regulations and safety will be
offered. Registration for these free
seminars is required.
Go to awfsfair.org to see the Semi-nars-at-a-Glance schedule that shows
day and time for each seminar.
Technology on display
A special feature of the show’s education program, the SMART! (Special
Machinery and Relevant Technology) seminars combine lecture and
technology demonstrations, live on
the show floor before the show opens.
From the newest concepts in nesting,
edgebanding, and sanding, to Industry
4.0 implementation, the SMART! sessions provide an opportunity to learn
from the technical experts at the show.
Space is limited to 25 registrants in
each session so register early.
The AWFS Visionary Awards presentation honors the best new products of
the year. It will be Friday, July 19 at 9: 15
a.m. Attendees can see the Visionary
New Product and First Time Exhibitor
Product Showcase at the show.
The Industry 4.0 Showcase will emphasize technology that will influence
the future of manufacturing including
artificial intelligence, augmented and
virtual reality, robotics, and internet of
AWFS Fair Live will be a variety of
short, single focus topics including
the latest technologies, hardware and
Search the AWFS Fair group at
linkedin.com. Look for AWFS re-
lated videos on youtube.com/awfsfair.
Receive Facebook updates at fb.com.
awfsfair. Follow the show on twitter.
The Closets and Organized Storage
Pavilion is co-sponsored by Closets and
Organized Storage Magazine and will
have its own designated area on the
Also, Woodworking Network will
publish a show daily printed publica-
tion on site for showgoers.
Fresh Wood 2019 will feature more
than 40 pieces of furniture from the
top high school and post-secondary
woodworking students in North
America. The 2019 special theme is
“Sports and Games” and will feature
furniture related to either a sport or a
game. The Awards Ceremony will take
place at 4 p.m. on Friday July 19th in
The American Association of
Woodturners will hold turning dem-
onstrations and showcase turning
techniques. Demos will be Wednesday
through Friday at the top of the hour
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at 11
a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday.
WED Talks (Wood Education
Talks), will consist of free 15-minute
presentations on Thursday and Friday
by experts on social media, marketing,
technology, skilled trades development
and the future of the industry.
The interactive mini-build will
allow attendees to build things on
machinery set up on the show floor
during the first three days of the show.
To register, go to awfsfair.org, or
call 877-303-0711 from the United
States and Canada. Attendees can also
register on site.
AWFS Fair is the place to be for
woodworkers this year. ✚
New technology, innovation and education events await woodworkers at AWFS Fair.