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  Appropriate for small to medium-size custom and production shops.

Large Businesses Icon   Appropriate for medium-large volume production shops

  Appropriate for all size businesses.

SEMINAR LOCATIONS: All classroom seminars are on the main level, in classrooms N101-N120. The technical SMART! seminars are held on the exhibit floor.

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Tuesday, July 18

Time
Session
Track
Speaker

8:00AM - 5:00PM
TU12: Woodworking Network Leadership Forum
Full Day Symposium
Joe Barry  Dan Keller  Donald Kuser  Mick Peters  Marc Sanderson  Todd Shapiro  Roger Shaw  Kent Swinson  Joe Wheeler  Andrew Hehl  Valerie Johnson  Iain Macdonald  Jared Patchin  Stephanie Richardson 

Presented by the Woodworking Network, the Leadership Forum is a top-level conference designed with business owners and senior managers in mind: emphasis on business, technology and material trends impacting the design and production of cabinetry, furniture and interior millwork for the next decade; Decore-ative Specialties, RCS Millwork, North American Plywood and Timberline Cabinetry & Millwork in will detail joint technology developments between suppliers and manufacturers in creating new materials and equipment; presentations on Virginia Tech University FutureHAUS, growth and insight from manufacturing data with Mick Peters, author of Love thy Data.; hiring best practices; and sustainable wood manufacturing and more. Go to www.AWFSFair.org/wwnsymposia for full information.
Price by June 30: $299
Price after June 30: $350

Track: Full Day Symposium
Booth Number: N114

9:00AM - 5:00PM
TU10: Closets & Home Storage Symposium
Full Day Symposium
Sheri Mercandante  Brandon Olson  Jonathan Zublena  Lisa Adams  Denise Butchko  Matt Kopicky  Sarah Reep 

Presented by Closets and Organized Storage magazine, hot-button sessions for closet designers, builders, and garage businesses include a ClosetMaid Pro case study, European design trends, million dollar closets ideas, marketing tips for your closets business, trends in home storage and garage renovation and more. Go to www.AWFSFair.org/wwnsymposia for full information.
Price by June 30: $229
Price after June 30: $295

Track: Full Day Symposium
Booth Number: N110

9:00AM - 5:00PM
TU11: Wood Finishing Symposium
Full Day Symposium
Jason Chiu  Phil Evans  David Jackson  Pierre Letellier  Les Smith  Phil Stevenson  Andrew Walton 

Various Presenters

Presented by FDMC magazine, this full-day conference will look at a variety of new finishing technologies and best practices: Organizing a finishing system and measuring performance; problem-solving in wood finishing; latest trends in finish composition, color, color and style, along with water-based and low-emission finishes; UV-cured powder coating attributes, and more. Go to www.AWFSFair.org/wwnsymposia for full information.
Price by June 30: $229
Price after June 30: $295

Track: Full Day Symposium
Booth Number: N112

Wednesday, July 19

Time
Session
Track
Speaker

7:30AM - 9:00AM
WE20: Nesting 4.0 – The Evolution of Nested Base Manufacturing
Industry 4.0
Cesare Magnani 

Speaker(s): Cesare Magnani;

Industry 4.0 is changing manufacturing environments deeply and the woodworking industry is no exception. Nested based manufacturing can be an ideal solution to very current manufacturing challenges. This nesting 4.0 seminar will explore the recent evolution of nested based manufacturing in highly automated systems capable of producing high volumes in highly custom production environments, with extremely reduced labor impact creating unsurpassed levels of efficiency. Cesare will explain how Nesting 4.0 is achieved through software, machinery, and automation along with benefits of the possible options. He will present, explain, and discuss practical examples of currently operating systems, providing information on the advantages achieved.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: Booth #4800

7:30AM - 9:00AM
WE21: Plastic Fabrication – Staying Competitive in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Techniques & Applications
Michael Batky 

Speaker(s): Michael Batky;

This seminar will review the risks for fabricators of not adapting to demand changes in various plastic fabrication markets, including the downturn in the POP display market, and strategies that can be employed to remain competitive and foster growth. Mike, a plastics industry veteran of over 50 years who has run his own plastic fabrication business, will discuss the rapid market changes occurring today in the plastics fabrication environment and the impact to your business and actions for successful navigation. Attendees will learn specific CNC technologies and machine configurations to provide the maximum flexibility for growth applications. Mike will guide you through saw cutting and CNC machining demonstrations that focus on tooling, edge finish, material yield, and reduced cycle time. He will also address plastic fabrication safety and identify key machinery features designed to protect operators and businesses from serious injury.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart
plastics

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: Booth #8600

7:30AM - 9:00AM
WE22: Tricks of the Trade for Panel Saws
Software & Technology
Arnie J. Hopkins 

Speaker(s): Arnie J. Hopkins;

This advanced, engaging demonstration will guide panel processing manufacturers through live demonstrations on new ways to get the most output from their panel saw, whether its a horizontal beam saw or a sliding table saw. Presentation topics include tips and tricks for miter cutting applications, using multiple cuts for bending applications and other secrets that go beyond normal operations.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart

Track: Software & Technology
Booth Number: Booth #7411

9:30AM - 11:00AM
WE23: Ten Must Do’s To Control Hardwood Costs
Cabinet/Millwork
Spencer Dick 

Speaker(s): Spencer Dick;

Are you getting what you pay for when buying hardwoods and hardwood components? Raw material costs, in most wood products businesses, typically exceed 50% of all costs on Profit & Loss Statements. Controlling these costs has a greater impact on your bottom line than any other effort you can make. Spencer Dick, Founder of TigerStop, will teach you how to determine your real costs by outlining ten steps you can take to actually cut your hardwood purchase costs by as much as 20-45%. He will also provide real case studies from customers who have successfully applied the ten steps. Your suppliers’ biggest advantage over you is how they can purchase and process raw materials. The good news is that technology has caught up with them, and there are affordable solutions available that allow you to take advantage of the same economies.

Read Spencer’s Bio

Seminar Date and Time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room N102

Add this seminar to your AWFS Fair Registration TODAY!

Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Learn more:

Ten Things You Must Do to Control Hardwood Costs (download white paper from Tigerstop website)

Track: Cabinet/Millwork
Booth Number: N102

9:30AM - 11:00AM
WE24: Research, Design and Branding for Furniture Makers
Furniture
John Conrad  Jason Phillips 

Speaker(s): John Conrad; Jason Phillips;

Join American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Executive Director, John Conrad, and ASFD Chairman, Jason Phillips, as they lay out practical information for furniture design/manufacturers. Get a crash course in design and branding and how to market your product to the furniture industry. John provides insights from market research during his career with a producer of furniture for big box and top 100 retailers. Jason, Vice President at a high end furniture and accessories wholesaler, shares a case study of his family business which sells award-winning furnishings around the world. You will also learn about ASFD and how it can help your furniture design/manufacturing company.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

 

Learn more

ASFD Website

ASFD Digital Archives

ASFD Facebook page

ASFD Twitter

ASFD YouTube channel

ASFD Instagram

ASFD podcast “Design Between the Lines”

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N110

9:30AM - 11:00AM
WE25: Workforce Crisis – Job One
Workforce Development
Kent Gilchrist 

Speaker(s): Kent Gilchrist;

Join us to learn WHY we have a shortage of skilled labor that others may not, WHERE can we find the talent that we need, and HOW we can educate, train and retain our existing and future workforce.  As technology advances and baby boomers retire, these changes will have an effect on your workforce! The Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) of North America is developing a collaborative coalition of industry associations and manufacturing members to address this problem. What can you do to help? We will work “live” to pose solutions to some of the problems, align strategies, and develop tactics for you to initiate immediately.  Join us and become part of the solution! This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.
free

Track: Workforce Development
Booth Number: STAGE Booth #5527

11:30AM - 1:00PM
WE26: Digital Marketing Best Practices for Woodworking Businesses
Business Management
David Biggs  Alan Harp  Marc J. Spagnuolo  Kyle Toth 

Moderator: David Biggs

The importance of reaching past, present, and future customers via social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and others has grown significantly over the past several years. Not only can businesses increase their brand loyalty and awareness by engaging customers directly on these social channels, but the insight and leads gained can quickly provide a positive effect to sales and help to build future relationships. This digital marketing session provides more than just an overview of the available technologies – you will learn ways to target specific audiences and promote posts effectively, and established professionals in the woodworking industry will share case studies and best practices that you can immediately put into practice for your company. The session will conclude with discussion with this social media powerhouse panel addressing your questions.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N115

11:30AM - 1:00PM
WE27: Intellectual Property for Small Businesses
Small Shops Ten & Under
Bradley Lortz 

Speaker(s): Bradley Lortz;

You have certainly heard references to patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets in the news. But do you know what these terms mean and what the differences are between them? You may have come up with a great new product and thought “I should patent this.” But are you familiar with what’s involved in securing a patent? This seminar will provide a summary of basic intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secret, with a particular emphasis on patents. The concepts and information presented will be understandable and practical. Attendees will come away with a clearer understanding of different intellectual property types, particularly patents, and how their actions (or omissions) may affect their rights or possibly incur liabilities.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N111

11:30AM - 1:00PM
WE28: CAM Software – What to Know Before You Buy
Software & Technology
Hector Henry 

Speaker(s): Hector Henry;

In this session Henry will explore different solutions available for Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software in the woodworking industry and will provide useful information to navigate through the complicated world of CNC software. He will address what CAM is, why you need it if you have CNC, and he offers specifics on the differences between some of the most prevalent types of CAM software currently available. You will learn how to evaluate your company’s needs to better help you select CNC Software. Tweet your questions to Hector before the session at #AWFSFairCAM
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Software & Technology
Booth Number: N109

11:30AM - 1:00PM
WE29: Dust Collection And Combustible Dust for Secondary Wood Operations – Fundamentals and Safety
Safety & Environment
Jamison Scott  Robert Williamson 

Large Businesses IconThis session combines basic dust collection fundamentals with information on combustible dust for medium to large woodworking plants. Participants will learn about basic design and guidelines to assist in the specification, installation, operation and maintenance of an effective, efficient and safe dust collection system. With OSHA’s use of NFPA 664 standards to determine if a workplace is safe, the future will require the use of high and low vacuum technologies to meet the housekeeping standards. The session includes a case study to see how this information is utilized in a real world scenario. You will also get the latest safety updates on the combustible aspects of dust and how to prevent an explosion. Find out what standards and regulations you should be reviewing and how they affect your company. Learn what role NFPA and your insurance company play and how to mitigate the impact of an OSHA inspection.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Learn more

Nederman Wood Waste Video:

Track: Safety & Environment
Booth Number: N112

1:30PM - 3:00PM
WE30: E-mailing Your Customer Database – Gain Multi-Pronged Strategies
Business Management
David Biggs 

Speaker(s): David Biggs;

Whether your business is just starting to deploy e-mail newsletters and marketing pieces to your customer database or it has already established some messages with regular frequency, it’s important to cultivate basic, intermediate, and advanced strategies to harness the full potential of the medium. This session will familiarize attendees with important concepts such as deliverability and list cleaning, present an overview of the most popular free and paid e-mail platforms, provide a checklist of best practices that should be incorporated into new and existing messages, and leave everyone with five actionable items to put into effect immediately.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N115

1:30PM - 3:00PM
WE31: Color Shift – Exposing the Mystery Behind Inconsistency in Finishes
Techniques & Applications
Diane Shattuck 

Speaker(s): Diane Shattuck;

Finishing issues remain one of the largest hurdles for wood manufacturing businesses. In this session Diane will discuss how many of the simple applications used in everyday practices could lead you down the wrong path of color change without you even realizing it until it’s too late. She clarifies why and how color shift happens in everyday finishing. Learn how to design, select, map out, and follow your next finishing system without any unwanted surprises or expenses. “Let’s expose the mysteries together and stop the madness!”
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: N114

1:30PM - 3:00PM
WE32: Preventative Maintenance Strategy in a Digital World
Industry 4.0
Jeff Onsrud  Bruce Rosenthal  Charlie Schulz  Giorgio Torresani  Chad White 

Moderator: Chad White
This session is one that can be applied to shops of all sizes. Panelists will discuss how implementing a preventative maintenance plans can help your business reduce unplanned down time and improve productivity. While the concept of preventative maintenance is not new, some of the strategies to implement it may be. Utilizing information that already exists within your equipment will help improve your efficiency and prevent wasted time from repeating procedures that might not need to be done. Utilizing digital services hosted by the machine manufacturers can help you diagnose and update equipment before problems happen.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: N119

1:30PM - 3:00PM
WE33: Creating An In-house Training Program Using the WCA Skill Standards
Workforce Development
Scott Nelson 

Speaker(s): Scott Nelson;

The Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Standards are an industry-based system to determine and recognize employees’ machine and tool skills. Learn how you can create an in-house training program using the WCA Skill Standards and Passport program to credential employees. Customize your training program depending on the products you produce and the processes you use in the manufacturing of these products. Discover the resources available from WCA to train your employees on the soft skills required in the secondary wood manufacturing industry. Develop a training program to evaluate and reward the skill levels of your new and existing employees. This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.
free

Track: Workforce Development
Booth Number: N110

3:30PM - 5:00PM
WE34: Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays
Furniture
Scott Grove 

Speaker(s): Scott Grove;

This class is a must for beginner and professional woodworkers alike who want to take their furniture to the next level. This easy-to-understand demonstration shows you how to add an incredible range of exciting curved edges, joinery, and inlays. Scott will reveal a simple system using a set of large offset template guides on a router, which when used properly, accurately mate a hardwood seam to any curve. The process will be clearly explained with a variety of real-time demonstrations, photos, drawings and renderings to illustrate each step. Fine inlays in various materials made from wood, shell, metal, and glow-in-the-dark composite will be shown to add just the right detail to your project. (Scott will be available after the session to sign his book, Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables, available for purchase on-site and as a door prize for one lucky registered seminar attendee.)
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N107

3:30PM - 5:00PM
WE35: CAD Software – Take Your Engineering Department to the Next Level
Software & Technology
Doug Hague 

Speaker(s): Doug Hague;

Doug will provide a brief overview of the capabilities that exist in current market Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software packages. He will introduce thought-provoking topics to help you as the purchaser ask informed questions of yourself and of the software representatives to ultimately lead you to making a purchase that best fits your business needs. The objective of this session is to empower you with the options and solutions before making an investment and selecting your software. Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your questions!
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Software & Technology
Booth Number: N101

3:30PM - 5:00PM
WE36: Introducción Sobre el Acabado en Madera
Techniques & Applications
Richard Ruiz 

Speaker(s): Richard Ruiz;

Large Businesses IconA menudo se escucha en la industria de fabricación de carpintería y ebanistería que el cuello de botella más grande se encuentra en el departamento de acabados. El presentador Rich Ruiz de Gemini Coatings hablará sobre la operación básica de la producción en el taller de acabados y los revestimientos preferidos. Al haber estado en la industria de los acabados por treinta y cinco años, Rich se ha encontrado con muchos obstáculos que ha tenido que superar para permanecer en el negocio. Hay diversas maneras de superar estos obstáculos y tener éxito: Rich hablará de la importancia de la disposición de los artículos en el taller, los estantes de materiales, los equipos, el flujo de aire y cómo mantener el polvo al mínimo. También tratará el tema de los revestimientos, un elemento crítico para el éxito, y se centrará en las lacas, el barniz de conversión y el poliuretano. Se ha programado un foro abierto a la discusión con preguntas y respuestas durante la sesión y se alienta a que los asistentes traigan sus preguntas y cuestiones para tratarlas aquí.
Precio antes del 30 de junio: $55
Precio después 30 de junio: $75
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It is often heard that the biggest bottle neck in woodworking manufacturing is in the finishing department. Rich will speak about the basic operation of finishing room production and preferred coatings. Having been in the finishing industry for thirty five years, he has encountered many obstacles which he has had to overcome in order to stay in business. There are some ways to overcome these obstacles and succeed: Rich will address the importance of shop layout, racking material, equipment, air flow, and keeping dust down to a minimum. He will also address coatings – a critical element for success – focusing on lacquers, conversion varnish and polyurethane. An open forum-style session, attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and issues to be addressed.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: N117

3:30PM - 5:00PM
WE37: Legislation Affecting the Woodworking Industry
Safety & Environment
Stewart Holm  Jamison Scott  Erik Winchester  Jackson Morrill 

Moderator: Jamison Scott
Attend this session for up-to-the-minute information on pertinent industry regulations. Learn about the details of the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation released in December 2016. Find out about the latest in Cal-DOSH wood dust PEL change. Learn what standards are mandatory; get informed about OSHA’s record keeping and reporting requirements and learn how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust. This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.
free

Track: Safety & Environment
Booth Number: N109

Thursday, July 20

Time
Session
Track
Speaker

8:00AM - 9:00AM
AWFS Fair 2017 Keynote Presentation
Keynote
John Ratzenberger 

Speaker(s): John Ratzenberger;

freeAWFS® is proud to announce that famed television and film legend John Ratzenberger will keynote the AWFS Fair, Thursday, July 20 at 8:00 a.m. This event is FREE to all registered AWFS®Fair exhibitors and attendees. Join us to learn about John’s efforts to support skilled trades and manufacturing in America! Location: room N109

Read the Press Release (PDF)

 

Track: Keynote
Booth Number: N109

9:30AM - 1:30PM
TH40: Matching Fine Veneers
Furniture
Jonathan Benson 

Speaker(s): Jonathan Benson;

Have you ever considered using fine veneers, but thought that the process was just too complicated, intimidating, or that it might take too long to learn? This class will take the mystery out of veneering. Jonathan Benson, a master veneer craftsman and author of Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering and Inlay will demonstrate how to cut and match various patterns starting with the basic book match and advancing to more complex patterns. Jonathan will demonstrate how to inlay these patterns into a field of veneer used to create beautiful table tops, doors and panels. Topics also include how veneer is purchased and stored, adhesives, substrates, clamping techniques, curved panels and finishing. An updated take on hammer veneering – an old world technique that requires no clamping at all – will also be demonstrated. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your questions and ideas!
Price by June 30: $75
Price after June 30: $100

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N107

9:30AM - 11:00AM
TH41: The Proper Three are Key – Dust Collection for Small Shops
Small Shops Ten & Under
Jamison Scott 

Speaker(s): Jamison Scott;

Dust specialist Jamison Scott delineates the critical aspects of a proper dust control system — hooding, piping and the dust collector. Whether you are just getting started, expanding, or have been in operation for years, this seminar will provide not only an overview on dust collection but provide detailed information on hooding, proper ductwork, and aspects of various dust collections options.  Get the facts on what type and size of dust collector is required. Jamison explains the importance of proper air flow for woodworking machinery, and finally, he clarifies the value in understanding hooding and piping before purchasing a dust collector.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N102

9:30AM - 11:00AM
TH42: Marketing Your Program – Are You Getting Anyone’s Attention?
Teacher Track
Mark Smith 

Speaker(s): Mark Smith;

Designed for both educators and members of industry, this session will discuss key topics including promoting your program locally and nationally, developing revenue streams for your program, building industry partnerships, establishing a network of supporters, creating an online presence for your program and your students, and identifying what your industry supporters want from you. It also addresses how to use technology to promote your program.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N101

1:30PM - 3:00PM
TH43: Establishing a “Meaningful Numbers” Scorecard for your Business
Business Management
Daniel Moshe 

Speaker(s): Daniel Moshe;

If you were on a 6-month sabbatical and only got a set of numbers once a week to give you an absolute pulse on your business, what would those numbers be? They’ve been called a million things: dashboards, scorecards, key performance indicators, and metrics but in this session, we will drill down to the numbers that matter the most in gaining traction and accountability in your business. You will discover the leading indicators that will help you predict the future, make timely decisions decisions, and measure your success. Walk out the door with a scorecard that you can start using as soon as you get back to the office. This is a hands-on workshop and as such, you will achieve the best results if you bring your entire leadership team.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N101

1:30PM - 3:00PM
TH44: 3D Printing for Woodworkers – Technology and Basics
Small Shops Ten & Under
Matt Stultz 

Speaker(s): Matt Stultz;

3D printing has been hailed as the next industrial revolution, able to create any object a user desires. In this session, Matt Stultz, Make Magazine’s digital fabrication editor and founder of HackPittsburgh and Ocean State Maker Mill, guides you through some of the technologies involved in 3D printing and helps separate the fact from fiction. He will address computer aided design (CAD), 3D scanning, types of 3D printers, machine control software, 3D printing materials, and some of the communities that are developing around 3D printing. The goal of this session is to help you determine what 3D printing technology will help you with your end goal and give you a firm enough base to move towards getting started with your own creations. This session is part 1 of a two-part series on 3D printing for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N115

1:30PM - 5:00PM
TH45: Latest Advancements in UV Finishing Technology – LED & Beyond
Techniques & Applications
Benjamin Keesee  David Kim  Jim Raymont  Gloria Valtorta  Larry Van Iseghem 

UV finishing technology is one of the most exciting technologies for wood applications. This session will feature experts from UV lamp companies, UV coatings suppliers, UV LED suppliers, wood application and equipment companies, and a large furniture maker, all discussing the latest advancements in UV finishing technology. You will learn about cutting edge UV LED technology, the keys to maintaining your process window and profitability, how to implement UV technology, and the difference between the UV technologies on the market. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions of this expert panel!
Price by June 30: $75
Price after June 30: $100

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: N119

1:30PM - 3:00PM
TH46: Classroom Tool Safety – A Participatory Session
Teacher Track
Lucas Molepske  John Stearns  John Podojil 

Who thought it was a good idea to put 14-year old boys in a room with sharp power tools? How in the world do you keep those students safe? They say the best ideas are not original, so come prepared to share your resources and tricks with teachers across the country and learn some new ones in exchange! John, a high school instructor, will moderate the session and bring ideas he uses in his shop that have kept his students accident-free in the shop (“knock on wood”) for 7 years. Safety instruction, testing and follow up will be covered, as well as good tips to keep your shop safe all year long.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N102

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH47: Are You Running Your Business or is it Running You?
Business Management
Daniel Moshe 

Speaker(s): Daniel Moshe;

If you are the owner, leader or manager of an entrepreneurial organization who wants to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, Daniel Moshe and the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) can help you and your team simplify, clarify and achieve your vision. Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected, getting less return on their investment of time and money than they would like. Many regularly grapple with lack of control over time, the market, or the company; people not listening, understanding, or following through; profit (or lack thereof); inability to break through to the next level of growth; the “magic pills” that aren’t working or making a difference. If these problems seem all too familiar, you are not alone. In this session, you will be introduced to the Six Key Components of successful businesses, and armed with a set of simple, practical tools, you and your team can begin using them right away for better results.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N101

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH48: ¿Es su taller tan bueno como puede ser?
Business Management
Saúl Martín 

Speaker(s): Saúl Martín;

Alguna vez se ha preguntado si “su taller es el mejor” o si “todo está bien”. Para responder a esas preguntas, usted puede necesitar la opinión de alguien que no forme parte de su empresa. Lo más probable es que su taller tenga problemas que nadie ha mencionado o que no quieren tratar. O nos acostumbramos a nuestros propios errores o simplemente vemos los mismos errores tan seguido que nos volvemos inmunes a ellos. Lograr que una persona con una mirada fresca observe su proceso de fabricación puede aclarar cuáles son las deficiencias o fallas que puede haber en su taller. En esta sesión, exploraremos su taller viéndolo desde afuera hacia dentro y determinaremos si el proceso de fabricación es realmente eficiente. Trataremos temas como Software / Automatización, Procedimientos Operativos Estándares (SOP, por sus siglas en inglés), Maquinaria, Herramientas, Células de Trabajo, Flujo de Trabajo, algo de Acabados y Desarrollo de Personal. Estos son todos los factores claves para garantizar que su taller ¡sea de la mejor calidad, rentable y expandible!
Precio antes del 30 de junio: $55
Precio después 30 de junio: $75
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How often have you asked yourself “is my shop the best it could be” or “is everything working the way it should”? Your shop may have issues that no one has pointed out or cares to talk about. We may become complacent or simply see the same mistakes so often that we become immune to them. In this seminar, Saul offers a fresh set of eyes on your manufacturing process to shed light on possible inefficiencies or shortcomings. He will address software/automation, standard operating procedures (SOPs), machinery and tooling, work cells and workflow, finishing, and employee development. These are all key factors in ensuring your shop is top quality, profitable and expanding!
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N117

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH49: Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction for Furniture Embellishment
Furniture
Scott Grove 

Speaker(s): Scott Grove;

Why spend hours developing a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture only to add a two dollar-piece of hardware that your neighbor has on his kitchen cabinet? This session is dedicated to mold making, reproduction and cold metal bronze-casting to create or reproduce just about any form and texture, whether a found object such as a pine cone, a finely carved picture frame or a hand-sculpted door pull. Adding these features to your work in bronze can be the perfect “icing on the cake”, and this process can help to embellish your work with unique details and avoid chain-store cabinet pulls or ornamentation. No special equipment is required. In 20 minutes a mold and casting can be made and it’s easier than baking that cake! Scott will expand and demonstrate techniques shared in his Fine Woodworking Fall 2015 Master Class article.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N107

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH50: 3D Printing – Applications in Woodworking
Small Shops Ten & Under
J.D. Sassaman  Vera Shur  Matt Stultz 

Moderator: Matt Stultz
From running shoes to racing drones, 3D printing has found its way into numerous hobbies and industries, with woodworking no exception. Do you need a custom jig to hold your work at a precise angle?  Not a problem, print it. How about duplication of a small section of broken antique crown molding?  Scan it and print it. Users are printing their own tools and sharing those designs with others in open communities, helping others to create their own work. Experts from Autodesk’s famed Pier 9 and Make Magazine will guide you through some of the best examples of how this flexible tool is being used in the woodworking industry, as they share some of their own experiences incorporating one of the oldest maker skills with one of the newest. This session is part 2 of a two-part series on 3D printing for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N115

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH51: Get in the Game with Grants!
Teacher Track
John Stearns 

Speaker(s): John Stearns;

Need new tools and equipment? Do you have a big idea for a student project but your budget is strapped? Have you consider applying for grants but are intimidated by the process? This will be an idea session on how to look for grant organizations, both national and regional; understand how and what they want to fund; how to read and prepare grant proposals using key words and phrases in order to maximize your chances of receiving an award; and how to report and maintain a good relationship with grant organizations. Every prepared grant has the potential for utter disaster. Learn from others’ mistakes to avoid repeating those same mistakes!
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N102

3:30PM - 5:00PM
TH52: Implementing Concepts of Digitalization in the Woodworking Industry
Industry 4.0
John Park  Chad White 

Speaker(s): John Park; Chad White;

Presenter Chad White of Siemens, a leader in digital enterprise, will provide a “big picture” perspective on this technology and how it is implemented in larger manufacturing facilities. John will explain how SCM has taken these concepts and used them to build more reliable machines and how smaller shops can use this same technology to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce waste. This session is intended for management-level personnel and will address intermediate to advanced concepts for those already familiar with this technology.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: N109

Friday, July 21

Time
Session
Track
Speaker

7:30AM - 9:00AM
FR60: Plastics I – Minimizing Handwork while Producing Plastic Parts
Techniques & Applications
James Swanson 

Speaker(s): James Swanson;

Attend this SMART session for an introduction to the latest plastics processing technologies in reducing manual work for producing high-quality parts. James leads attendees through the latest in plastics manufacturing technology and addresses a number of key acrylic manufacturing processes including diverse cutting solutions for engraving, profiling and the polishing of curved geometries on a nested-based router. Attendees learn best practices and machine features for efficiently machining and sawing both acrylic and other plastic sheet stock. James will also discuss and demonstrate tooling solutions available for utilizing CNC router technology to size and polish non-rectilinear geometries. This session is part 1 of a two-part series on plastics manufacturing for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart
plastics

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: Booth #7411

7:30AM - 9:00AM
FR61: Real World Software Integration – Running a Smart Factory
Industry 4.0
Jason Varelli 

Speaker(s): Jason Varelli;

If you don’t have software integration, your expensive, pretty machinery is only marginally increasing your efficiency! Software integration is critical to making a system work at it’s highest level. Jason will address the strategic role of software integration and data management in relation to production control. He will define the Smart Factory, which provides advantages in efficiency and control; software integration best practices; office data management and machine connections. He will also explore case histories to remove the fear people have about production control and how it can be implemented in practical terms.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: Booth #4800

9:30AM - 11:00AM
FR62: Kick Ass Lean – Vegas Style: Part I
Business Management
Brad Cairns  Lynn Thomson 

Speaker(s): Brad Cairns; Lynn Thomson;

This session is going to get your fired up and ready to rock and roll with Lean!  We will cover the basics of what Lean is and why it continues to impact the woodworking industry.  Speakers share why Lean is their passion and what it has done for their businesses and they are not leaving until you can identify the Seven Deadly Wastes that plague all woodworkers. You will leave understanding how to kick your corporate culture into high gear and realize how to grow your profits while simultaneously reducing your stress. This course is for ANYONE who builds ANYTHING, ANY SIZE: waste doesn’t discriminate! While your wife may be worried that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” you are definitely going to want to bring this information home from Vegas! This session is part 1 of a two-part series on Lean for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N109

9:30AM - 11:00AM
FR63: Plastics II – Understanding How Plastic Impacts the Woodworking Industry
Techniques & Applications
Michael Fabbri  George Southard  Dave Golling 

Moderator: Michael Fabbri
This seminar will provide an introduction to plastics, explaining how high density polyethylene (HDPE) is made and how you can to discover new markets and applications. Speakers share the history of HDPE and it’s evolution and current presence in the woodworking industry. The panel will also address the features and benefits of plastic use in the woodworking industry and how to fabricate with plastics material. This session is part 2 of a two-part series on plastics manufacturing for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
“plastics”

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: N110

9:30AM - 11:00AM
FR64: Developing a Written Workplace Safety Program
Safety & Environment
Kelly Baetz 

Speaker(s): Kelly Baetz;

This session focuses on the value of having a written program to guide all employees concerning safety in the workplace. The material included will address rights and assigning responsibilities; how to go about the identifying, analyzing and controlling of hazards; establishing a training program for employees; incident investigation and reporting; enforcement and compliance; and establishing safety committees. Attendees will engage in discussion about the value of safety in the workplace, the financial impacts and their current involvement in safety programs. Learn where to get state-specific information relevant to where your business is located. This information will assist you in developing a management plan relevant to the safety concerns in your company. This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.
free

Track: Safety & Environment
Booth Number: N102

9:30AM - 11:00AM
FR65: Teaching STEM through Guitar Building
Teacher Track
Nancy Wilson Chang  Ed Ufford 

The STEM Guitar Project is focused on preparing teachers to teach math and science skills using the guitar as a “hook.” Why guitars? Because guitars are cool and students can easily make the connection with the iconic instrument. The National STEM Guitar Project hosts innovative Guitar- Building Institutes for middle, high school, and post-secondary faculty around the United States. The STEM Guitar project is being implemented throughout the country and they are looking for more rock star teachers who want to connect their students to STEM. Learn more in this session about how your school can use the STEM Guitar project to engage students and about the free resources available to launch the project at your school, as well as examples of project integration at other schools.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Learn more

STEM Guitar Website
STEM Guitar Facebook

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N107

11:30AM - 1:00PM
FR66: Kick Ass Lean – Kicking it Up a Notch: Part II
Business Management
Brad Cairns  Beau Lewis  Lynn Thomson 

Moderator: Brad Cairns
While not mandatory to attend both, this session builds on the information and strategies in “Kick Ass Lean: Part I” with a more advanced focus on how to lead your Lean organization.  The panel will bring you up to speed on what you have to add to your skill set to be a great Lean leader and Beau Lewis shows you the power of throughput accounting.   The goal of this session is to get your organization past the basics and to dig a little deeper into your Lean tool box. Your life – and business — will never be the same! This session is part 2 of a two-part series on Lean for woodworking businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N109

11:30AM - 1:00PM
FR67: Which Spray Equipment is Best for My Business?
Small Shops Ten & Under
Diane Shattuck 

Speaker(s): Diane Shattuck;

With all the different spray systems available today, how do you determine which one best fits “YOUR” needs as a small shop? Here you can learn the differences between the types of spray equipment available today and how to choose the right gun for your business needs. Diane will cover how to trouble shoot the signs of your spray pattern, selection of the right tips and air caps, the importance of daily maintenance, and even why your compressor may be affecting your guns performance. She will also cover common finishing problems and how to effectively estimate how much coating material you will need for that next job based off your equipment.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N114

11:30AM - 1:30PM
FR68: Teaching and Evaluating the Wood Industry’s Skill Standards
Teacher Track
Bert Christensen  Patrick Molzahn 

I’ve completed my Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) evaluator training – now what do I do? Whether you are in education or industry, this session will provide useful ideas that you can use to implement the WCA credentialing system in your school or business. The WCA has assembled a library of videos, training resources, and educational materials to make your job easier. Join two veteran teachers who have used the WCA Skill Standards to shape their curriculum and find out how they manage the training and credentialing process. You will learn ways to plan and prepare your academic calendar to incorporate WCA credentials into your curriculum and practical methods to evaluate your students. Not a trained WCA Evaluator? Don’t let that stop you from attending! This session will show you how you can improve your training program and access resources to accomplish your goals faster and better.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N101

11:30AM - 1:00PM
FR69: Data Management for the Smart Factory – Preparing for the Future
Industry 4.0
Adam Hansen  Shawn Maberry  Mick Peters  Frank Prekwinkel  Kent Swinson 

Moderator: Shawn Maberry
Don’t miss this panel of industry experts who will thoughtfully explore the definition of Industry 4.0! You should be informed as to how this next technological phase will impact the wood products industry and how woodworking businesses should plan for this shift in the front office and in the factory. Panelists address in detail how Industry 4.0 will impact acquisition of new business, engineering, purchasing, production scheduling, cost accounting and data management and additionally, how to leverage these changes to become more profitable. Key concepts such as engineering to order, material resource planning and leveraging engineering data to maximize production and reduce material handling costs will be discussed.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: N115

1:30PM - 4:30PM
FR70: Lean en Español – Gestión de Cambio para Lograr “Lean”
Business Management
Jose Montero 

Speaker(s): Jose Montero;

Crear un nivel de rendimiento mundial es posible en organizaciones de todos los tamaños y desarrollar una cultura de clase mundial es la única fuente más efectiva de obtener una ventaja competitiva sostenible. La cultura es el alma, la esencia, el carácter y el espíritu de su organización. Todo lo que tiene que ver con la empresa y está dentro, fuera y alrededor de ella contribuye a su cultura, y la cultura es el único contribuyente principal para los resultados finales de su empresa. Este seminario comparte la estrategia e intervenciones, herramientas y técnicas de Gestión de Cambio que Kaiser Permanente implementó en sus instalaciones del Sur de California donde se fabrican bastidores, para lograr un cambio transformacional en la productividad, innovación y propiedad de los resultados de los empleados. Jose compartirá los valores, normas de conducta y hábitos que él denomina las “Trece Reglas para una Cultura de Clase Mundial” que le ayudarán a desarrollar una organización de aprendizaje innovadora, ágil y adaptativa y competir de manera más efectiva. Entienda el poder de la cultura. ¡Aprenda cómo sembrarla, nutrirla y dirigirla!
Precio antes del 30 de junio: $55
Precio después 30 de junio: $75
“spanish”

Creating world-class performance is possible in any size organization and developing a world-class internal culture is the single most effective source of sustainable competitive advantage. Culture is the soul, essence, character and lifeblood of your individual organization. Everything in, about and around the company contributes to its culture and it is the single biggest contributor to your bottom line. This seminar shares the Change Management strategy and interventions, tools and techniques that Kaiser Permanente has implemented at its Southern California casework manufacturing facility to achieve transformative change in productivity, innovation and employee ownership of results. Jose will share the values, norms of behavior and habits he calls the “Thirteen Rules to a World-Class Culture” that will help you develop an innovative, agile and adaptive learning organization to more effectively compete. Grasp the power of culture. Learn how to seed, nurture and direct it!
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Business Management
Booth Number: N102

1:30PM - 3:00PM
FR71: Navigating the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) – Version 2
Cabinet/Millwork
Ashley Goodin  Doug Hague 

Speaker(s): Ashley Goodin; Doug Hague;

The Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS): Version 2 is the standard most often specified by architects on the vast majority of interior finishes of commercial projects. This valuable resource clearly presents millwork protocol and includes drawings to add clarity to your project plans. Get acquainted with the format of the AWS to more easily extract the information to be shared and discussed with your engineering department or for educators to present inside of classroom curriculum. Standards will be available to purchase on-site.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Cabinet/Millwork
Booth Number: N117

1:30PM - 3:30PM
FR72: Touch-up Repair to Damaged Wood & Coatings
Furniture
Mitchell Kohanek 

Speaker(s): Mitchell Kohanek;

Damage to your product can occur in production, in transport, during installation, or on-location. Should you repair, refinish or replace? Which is the most cost effective? Cosmetic repair in the hands of the right person, in either the shop or on-location, is the first key to the answer, as is choosing well from a wide range of products to perform various repair techniques. Mitch starts with the basics that build to performing advanced repairs. Methods of filling the damaged area, color theory, coating repair, and sheen control will be discussed. You will learn the options in tools and materials available for repairing damaged wood/coatings. Not only are the right tools and materials critical, but how you use them can impact the speed and quality of the repair. Finally, once the correct shape has been reestablished, the coloring process – where the real artistry begins – will be addressed.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N111

1:30PM - 3:30PM
FR73: Looking Under the Hood – How One Successful Maker Does Business
Small Shops Ten & Under
Paul Downs 

Speaker(s): Paul Downs;


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Paul Downs’ business started from a wish to “just make furniture” in 1986. Since then, Paul has grown his company from a single-man shop to 19 employees and he’s never made a kitchen. He will tell you what factors have led to his success including how to market over the Internet, how he hires, what he pays and how much money he takes home – all the questions you’d love to ask but would fear seeming a little rude. As someone who has mastered Search Engine Optimization (SEO), he will discuss what makes a perfect Internet product and how to convert website leads into sales. He will share ways to test new applicants to eliminate bad hires and talk about the pay scale that eliminates turnover – and provide each attendee with a complete copy of the shop test he uses when he hires his next worker. Paul’s talk in 2015 was one of the top rated presentation at AWFS. This year he’s back with an update, telling how he’s survived two difficult years.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Small Shops Ten & Under
Booth Number: N110

1:30PM - 3:00PM
FR74: Manufacturing Training Centers – Sourcing Your Next Employees
Workforce Development
Scott Campbell  Barry Carson  John Honey  Timothy Kistler  Dean Mattson  Scott Robinson 

Moderator: Tim Kistler
Are you wondering where your next skilled employees will come from? Hear from innovators of three Career Technical Educational (CTE) facilities that are doing just that: the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Oregon, the Peyton Career Technical Facility (Colorado) featuring Woods Manufacturing and the National Woods Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) opening August 2017 in Colorado.  Hear from industry EMPLOYERS who have connected with the centers THAT ARE TRAINING THEIR FUTURE EMPLOYEES! Learn how to connect with the training centers and how to access and interview their graduates. This panel of education and industry experts will share with you how this is taking place and how you can restock your companies with trained employees. This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.

free

 

 

Also: Learn more about the Vic Tesolin Toolbox Auction to support the MiLL

Track: Workforce Development
Booth Number: N119

3:30PM - 5:00PM
FR75: Collaboration – Increasing Your Revenue From The Outside In
Cabinet/Millwork
John Leininger  Bob Krejci 

Speaker(s): John Leininger; Bob Krejci;

What is the long term benefit of a collaborative network? Where and how is the best way to find and develop collaboration? Bob and John share proven techniques that can build your revenue stream by partnering with a collaborative network. They investigate the positive and negative aspects of working with your peers and why collaboration sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Learn how to reap the benefits of working with a team of experts while remaining focused on your core business. Leave this session ready to build a network of colleagues dedicated to the mutual purpose of growing each of your respective businesses.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Learn more

AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) website

Track: Cabinet/Millwork
Booth Number: N113

Saturday, July 22

Time
Session
Track
Speaker

7:30AM - 9:00AM
SA80: Incremental Implementation of Industry 4.0 Practices
Industry 4.0
David Mauer 

Speaker(s): David Mauer;

The topic of Industry 4.0 doesn’t need to be confusing, overwhelming, or even expensive. Attend this informative and applicable presentation to become equipped with general practices that will allow you to begin incrementally implementing automated software and production equipment into your existing manufacturing environment through vertical and horizontal networking. Attendees will be exposed to a simple 5-step guideline that will morph you into a networked production environment that supports the interconnectivity and scalable aspects of industry 4.0.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart

Track: Industry 4.0
Booth Number: Booth #7411

7:30AM - 9:00AM
SA81: Emerging Trends in Edgebanding
Techniques & Applications
Lauro Dominici 

Speaker(s): Lauro Dominici;

High gloss laminates and textured panels have become an increasing trend throughout the industry. This workshop is perfect for manufacturers looking for valuable insight into latest industry trends for edgebanding and easy ways to create high-quality products without the high-end price tag. Lauro will discuss the different applications for EVA, POR and PUR Glues and alternate application systems. Hot Air Banding will be presented to demonstrate glueless high gloss banding, and high-gloss acrylic laminate panels will be displayed for you to examine. Learn how to stop accepting compromises with high gloss material and texture board and how innovative edgebanding technology can improve the quality of your product and bottom line.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75
smart

Track: Techniques & Applications
Booth Number: Booth #4800

9:30AM - 11:00AM
SA82: Improving Efficiency and Quality of Commercial Installations
Cabinet/Millwork
Randy Estabrook  Charlie Phillips  Greg Parham  Steve Bialek 

Do you have questions about commercial installation projects? Come hear the perspectives of a field installer and an AWIQCP field inspector. This discussion will go in-depth to address common practices and ways to enhance your installation experience to increase the bottom line and ensure quality installation appearance. The presenters will also provide insight into compliance programs and ways to effectively meet compliance.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Cabinet/Millwork
Booth Number: N115

9:30AM - 11:30AM
SA83: CNC in the Furniture Shop – Introducing Modern Manufacturing
Furniture
Paul Downs 

Speaker(s): Paul Downs;


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Have you pondered the idea of investing in CNC equipment? Paul Downs, who has run a successful furniture business for 31 years, tells how introducing CNC changed his products, his methods, his workforce, and his business. He’ll provide a detailed look at his shop before and after CNC’s arrival, including hard numbers on his labor costs and build times. You’ll learn what kind of products have worked best for him and some tricks to get complex-shaped parts from a machine designed to process sheet goods. Paul is well known for his complete candor, as well as being a thoughtful and entertaining speaker.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Furniture
Booth Number: N110

9:30AM - 11:00AM
SA84: Developing an Effective Machine Guarding Program
Safety & Environment
John Podojil 

Speaker(s): John Podojil;

Believe it or not, some machine manufacturers are still designing and selling unsafe machinery to companies. Whether an individual is new to the management or safety field or has held associated responsibilities for a period of time, safeguarding personnel who work with or around machine tools and equipment should be considered a high priority of the job. Although significant progress has been made in terms of safeguarding machines since the era prior to the organized safety movement, companies continue to be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and workers continue to be seriously injured and killed by machine tools and equipment. In today’s world, it is essential to develop a written machine safeguarding program that is endorsed by your senior management and clearly defines machine safeguarding requirements and the roles and responsibilities of employees, supervisors and management.
Price by July 14: $55
Price after July 14: $75

Presenter: John Podojil

Session Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ADD THIS SESSION TO YOUR REGISTRATION TODAY!

Track: Safety & Environment
Booth Number: N101

9:30AM - 11:30AM
SA85: Using Technology to Create 21st Century Manufacturing Curriculum
Teacher Track
Brian Ausland  Jodi Ausland 

Speaker(s): Brian Ausland; Jodi Ausland;

CTEOnline.org was developed to provide educators across the nation the means to digitally develop and share their best lessons, projects, and curriculum. This growing online professional community of practice is home to 65,000 CTE teachers of which 5,000 teach in the areas of Manufacturing, Woodworking, and Construction Tech. There are thousands of fully digital lessons and projects, with all embedded materials and open resources free to use by any other educators nation wide. Come get a guided tour of the website, set up your account, and see what it looks like when quality educators are afforded 21st century tools to shape and share their best practices. You will receive full access and orientation to the CTE Online community curriculum platform. You will be able to find groups of educators and quality lessons and projects specific to your subject areas and industry sector and learn how to personally use the digital curriculum authoring tools to share your most effective projects.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Teacher Track
Booth Number: N119

9:30AM - 11:00AM
SA86: The Millennial Woodworker
Workforce Development
Bobby Lewis 

Speaker(s): Bobby Lewis;

The Millennial Woodworker – or next generational employee – can be one of the strongest future assets for your company, despite the issues you may be afraid of.  Within the next five years, individuals between the ages of 17 and 37 will comprise over 75% of the workforce! If you struggle with the three biggest reported problems in the workplace today (turnover, employee engagement, and succession planning) hear about his innovative solution based on science, humor, leadership, military training, and a dash of old school principles for a “new age” of employee.  Bobby has started and owned multiple successful companies with Millennials as the primary employees and has been wildly successful.  He’s created a system to train and inspire our current and future workforce for phenomenal success. Learn how to engage your employees so that they passionately care about your business and gain tools to forge a culture of strong work ethic, challenge and leadership.
Price by June 30: $55
Price after June 30: $75

Track: Workforce Development
Booth Number: N109