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 that were offered at IWF 2018
The IWF Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of IWF. IWF 2018 hosted 10 all-day symposiums focused on several industry related topics that took place the day before IWF officially opened. You can view a list of the all-day symposium that were offered at the IWF 2018 Education Conference below.
- Powder Coating Wood
- Countertops & Architectural Surfaces
- Leadership Forum
- Digital Printing
- Engineering Surfacing Products
- Wood Flooring
Education Sessions by Track
IWF also offers a wide array of Education Sessions that take place from Wednesday through Friday during the Fair. The IWF Education Conference features more than 65 sessions, attended by over 2,000 IWF attendees.
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 of interest and relevant to out attendees. While sessions cover a wide variety of topics, they fall under the tracks listed below.
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 finishers, plant and operations managers as well as designers, finishing line managers 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.
New Business Sectors
These session may be of interest to those wanting to learn more about emerging business sectors such as inkjet and 3D printing, digitally produced surfaces and high end concrete.