Did you know this about SWAT?
Each year, the Southwest Association of Turners (SWAT) holds one of the largest woodturning symposiums in the world.
SWAT is an all-volunteer non-profit organization which allows the price to remain affordably low. The Symposium features demonstrations from nationally and internationally recognized turners, as well as outstanding regional turners selected from participating clubs and throughout, the country.
The SWAT Executive Committee and Board of Directors is constantly striving to improve the symposium. This year you will see:
· A different demonstration room layout to provide more room, better visibility, and elimination of crowding.
· The Gallery will be moved to one of the Brazos rooms to improve lightning for the beautiful artwork displayed.
· A less formal Saturday night Dinner instead of a “Banquet” to help reduce attendees’ cost, improve service and enhance the experience.
The 2024 Symposium, our 32nd, will be held August 23-25th at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Avenue, Waco, Texas. The SWAT Symposium will offer something for every level of wood turner and their spouse.
The Symposium features:
Bring your spouse! SWAT will have a full schedule of activities and special classes designed for the non-turning spouse.
I look forward to seeing you in Waco!
Tom Beatty, SWAT President 2023