It's Official: WIA Set for Sept. 30-Oct. 2
calendars and start saving your pennies. The 2011 Woodworking in America
event will be Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2011, in Covington, Ky., at the same
facility we used in 2010 (The Northern Kentucky Convention Center).
We have already started planning the
conference, which seems loony, but we really want to make this year’s
event even better than 2010. I’ve started contacting some potential
speakers already – though I have no news to report there. And we are
coming up with ideas for the conference.
Here are a few we’re
chewing on – don’t hold me to them. Except for the date of the
conference, everything else is as malleable as Silly Putty.
Instead of holding a keynote dinner, which was getting too big to do
well, we’re considering supplying lunch on-site for attendees and having
a series of smaller optional dinners available, like the very
successful “Feast of Andre Roubo” we held in 2010.
• Re-organizing the Marketplace to ensure the noise is greatly reduced.
• Expanding the Marketplace to bring in more vintage tool dealers (more on that later).
• Providing every attendee with a hamster skull.
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— Christopher Schwarz