SWAT Events

Each year, SWAT provides an opportunity for woodturners around the area to get together in one place to fellowship with other turners, expand their education through demonstrations, and purchase top-rate tools/products from the many vendors.  

Everyone who has been to SWAT tells folks that it was truly worth the time, drive, and expense to attend.

In August of each year, SWAT holds a symposium bringing in some of the most renowned turners to demonstrate their craft.  Multiple opportunities are available throughout the convention center to a variety of classes on everything from segmented turning to finials, hollowing vases to pens, and platters to ornaments.  

This year, SWAT will be held in Waco, TX - August 23 - 25, 2019.

Sign up for SWAT begins March 15th and ends August 1st.

Note:  Be sure to order logo items with old logo (same as logo on upper right corner of this page). If you want a pocket on a shirt it MUST be ordered at the time of registration. Pockets on shirts will not be available during the symposium. 

The hotels near the convention center (Hilton and Marriott) are no longer accepting reservations with the SWAT19 code.  All of those rooms are booked.  You may still reserve a room (subject to availability) at the current room rate(s).

Hilton - Waco

For the Marriott, follow this link:

Marriott - Waco


There are many other hotels/motels in the Waco area which offer great accommodations.  You may have to drive to the convention center instead of walk, but it is still a viable option.  In fact, many attendees stay at other hotels.  


So many options! 

SWAT 2018