Help Break a 4-Way WIA Tie

We recently sent a survey to our Woodworking in America e-mail list to find out when and in what city Woodworking in America 2012 should take place – early fall was the winner on timing, but the response on location ended in a virtual four-way tie. So, we’re inviting all Popular Woodworking Magazine blog readers to chime in. If you’d like to register your opinion, please click here. Thanks!

— Megan Fitzpatrick

 

7 thoughts on “Help Break a 4-Way WIA Tie

  1. Shawn Nichols

    I’m not certain of this, but I think Cincinnati has a great home-field advantage. It allows the organizers to focus on one less thing since they are on their own turf. Many I’m wrong but it seems like a bigger headache to move it away. Of course, if numbers are down (I’m not sure if it sold out this year) then maybe moving it around is a great idea. I wish there was a convenient way to offer a virtual pass. I’m sure the online community would take advantage if some, or all, of the classes were available online. This might help bolster “attendance” and it might even entice people to come the next year once they get a taste. Good luck and I hope to finally attend next year.

  2. pjpedpjped

    This is difficult to decide…Cincinnati/Covington (WIA2011 was my first visit) was wonderful…I really thought it was great – especially Hofbrauhaus Newport!, Asheville (been there a few times) is also a terrific town, Louisville is appealing as well. New England would be convenient for me, and California or Seattle would be fun as well.
    As long as I get to leave Long Island for a few days I’m happy!

  3. Jon

    Cincinnati is OK for me, but was hoping for Columbis since its a little closer to home (plus they have the Thurman Grill and their burgers, and I still need to try the Ohio Deli).
    All Indianapolis has going for it is St Elmo’s grill – supposed to be some of the best steaks you can buy in a restaurant. I don’t care much for Indy as a city to visit.
    I don’t think I’ve ever been to Asheville, but I see wikipedia says its called the “beer city”, so I’m sure that is influencing the PW staffs’ choice to put this on the list.

    wherever it goes in 2012, I hope its not too far to make a drive from western PA, and you find a city with a nice convention center. I like the Valley Forge location from the historical perspective and things to go see afterwards, plus lots of good food choices in the area, but the center itself was less than ideal(too scattered).

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