IWF Education Conference


The next IWF will take place August 22-25, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center. 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.  IWF 2016 hosted 6 All-Day Symposiums focused on several industry related topics which took place on the day before IWF 2016 officially opened.  We also presented a wide variety of Education Sessions that took place on Wednesday through Friday during the IWF 2016 Fair.  You can see the programs that were offered at the IWF 2016 Education Conference below.

Check back in December 2017 to see what Symposium and Education Sessions IWF will be offering for the 2018 Education Conference!
 
 
All-Day Symposiums Presented at IWF 2016
 
Closets Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to all management, designers, manufacturers and builders who specialize in the Closets and Storage industry.

Exploring Countertop Options Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to those who are established countertop fabricators and those exploring their options within the countertop industry.

Finishing Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to finishers, manufacturers, suppliers and those interested in learning more about finishing materials, equipment and methods.

Veneering Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to management, manufacturers and others who are interested in learning more about modern and traditional veneering techniques and everything from how veneer is made to practical tips for selection and use.

Wood Composites Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to manufacturers, suppliers and managers who are wanting to learn more about advances in resins and coating technology for wood composites and utilization of wood composites for mass timber construction.


Wood Flooring Symposium
This symposium may be of interest to architects, designer, builders and those who want to learn about a wide variety of topics relating to the Wood Flooring industry.
 
 
 
 
Education Tracks - Sessions Presented at IWF 2016
 

Business Management
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.