WIA 2013 – A Sneak Peek at Some of the Speakers

mepeterroyWhile we don’t yet have all the particulars nailed down for Woodworking in America 2013, we do know:

When: October 18-20, 2013
Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., and other venues in the Greater Cincinnati area
Why: Because it’s the Ultimate Woodworking Weekend, with 400+ of your closest woodworking friends, favorite woodworking teachers and writers, and a woodworking marketplace with as many top toolmakers as we can fit under one roof (where you’re encouraged to try everything!).

And, based on your recommendations, we’re offering a mix of shorter and longer sessions – so you’ll have more time to get in-depth knowledge on subjects that demand it – plus, plenty of time to get to the marketplace. We’re offering a wider range of topics this year, too, with sessions on finishing, furniture design (from the 17th-century to the 21st century), toolmaking, contemporary materials and approaches, carving (of several varieties), setup and use of a wide range of hand and power tools, shop storage ideas, woodworking history…and so much more.

So who’s going to teach all these sessions? We’re not quite ready to release the full instructor list, but I’m delighted to welcome back the two fellows in whose reflected glory I’m basking above: Roy Underhill and Peter Follansbee. Plus, Christopher Schwarz, Mary May, Don Williams and the Popular Woodworking editors (Bob Lang, Glen Huey, Steve Shanesy and me). Plus, we’re delighted to introduce some new names to the Woodworking in America lineup, including chairmaker and toolmaker Peter Galbert (along with several other folks we’ll announce in the coming weeks).

One more thing about which we’re excited: We’re bringing back the Keynote Dinner – a chance for everyone to gather in the same room and break bread (I assume there will be bread) with a great many like-minded people; more details on that to come.

The conference web site (woodworkinginamerica.com) will be updated shortly to reflect the 2013 event, and we hope to start accepting reservations in just a few weeks (I don’t yet know the rates, but they should be on par with our previous events). So mark your calendars – I hope to see you all in October.

— Megan Fitzpatrick
@1snugthejoiner

12 thoughts on “WIA 2013 – A Sneak Peek at Some of the Speakers

  1. ahwolf1892

    This should be great time, I look forward to Meeting Chris Schwarz, I find his style very engaging, direct and easy to remember and use on future projects.

    Still trying to find a good copy Moxon. Not as Easy as one would guess.

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      Jerry,
      Stay tuned – we’ll soon be releasing more details, including 2013 registration fees, a full list of speakers and classes, and more. Plus, we hope to have registration open _very_ soon. We’ll be writing about it ad nauseum, no doubt.

  2. wbtanner

    I hear Mary May will be there there again, that’s super. Will you have any other of the many talented women artisans America has to offer? I’d like to see some new faces.

    Wesley

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      Wesley, we are trying to expand the topic coverage and introduce at least a handful of new presenters – still have a few to announce. We want the highest caliber presenters on all fronts, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender…

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      I’m sorry, no – not this year. We’ve decided on one conference for 2013 so that we can get as many woodworkers as possible together under one roof.

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