Woodworking In America 2012 isn't until mid-October, but it doesn't hurt to start planning now if you'll be attending. I have it on good authority there's still plenty of openings for woodworkers to sign up, and attend what has become a perennial destination for anyone passionate about woodworking. This year's conference has a little twist to it. Rather than one big weekend, the folks at Popular Woodworking Magazine have taken a gamble and are offering two full weekends of some of the best woodworking lectures, vendors and get-togethers modern woodworkers have ever known. For the past few years, attendees and those who wanted to be attendees, have been asking for Woodworking in America to travel west of the Mississippi river. This year they're doing just that by holding the first of the two weekends in Pasadena, California. And as everyone knows, out west they do things they're own unique way. The West Coast WIA conference will be no different! With speakers and events specifically planned for the first of the 2012 conferences you'll find seminars and a few vendors you won't find any where else. But not to be outdone though, the 2012 Midwest WIA conference promises to be equally amazing and filled with all the best speakers, vendors, events and of course all the things we've come to expect from Woodworking In Americas in the past. For more information, visit the Woodworking In America website where you'll find everything you need for both venues. And if that still doesn't answer all your questions you can also email Megan Fitzpatrick Megan.Fitzpatrick@fwmedia.com (or any of the Popular Woodworking Editors) to get information on both the event and anything woodworking related. ...Of course listening to today's episode isn't a bad idea either!
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