Totally Turning Information

Totally Turning Information & Registration

The Totally Turning Symposium will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 & 30, 2025. Our 2-day Symposium includes 48 Woodturning-based demonstrations by national, international and regional demonstrators in 6 newly upgraded demo rooms (4 rotations each day in each room). The Totally Turning Symposium is held concurrently with the NWA’s Annual Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs NY. When you register for Totally Turning, you have access to both shows and everything they offer. The event site will be the Saratoga Springs City Center which is part of the Saratoga Hilton. As in past years, there will be plenty of great demonstrations, an instant gallery, a trade show, and more.  (Please note, registration for Showcase does not provide access to the Totally Turning Symposium.)

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New for the 2025 Totally Turning Symposium:

  • Expanding to 6 demonstrations per rotation — that’s an additional 8 demonstrations for the weekend for a total of 48 demonstrations to visit!
  • 7 International/National Demonstrators (previously 5)
  • You receive a 2024 Totally Turning t-shirt with your registration. Please select your size(s) when registering.
  • Coffee and Breakfast Service on Saturday and Sunday for registered Symposium members
  • Option to pre-order lunch for Saturday and/or Sunday when pre-registering online.
  • Upgraded camera and sound systems in each demonstration room.
  • Upgraded HD Projectors (high lumens) with large 135 inch screens. You’ll never miss a detail with this setup.

Symposium Registration
To register in advance go to to our Symposium Registration page
On-site registration and check-in will open upon the completion of setup around 4 PM Friday. On Saturday and Sunday it will open at 7 AM.

Instant Gallery
To display your turnings go to our Instant Gallery page for information, guidelines and entry forms.

Showcase Store
Sell your wood creations at the Showcase Store on a consignment basis. Visit our Showcase Store page to learn how.

Symposium location
The Totally Turning Symposium will be held at the Saratoga Hilton. This is a top shelf event center with great facilities and staff. The host hotel, the Saratoga Hilton, makes everything convenient. Totally Turning guests can book a room for two at a special Totally Turning rate. See below. For those with you who won’t be attending the Symposium, visit the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau to see the other things to do in the area.

Coffee Service and Lite Breakfast are available to all Totally Turning registered members on both Saturday and Sunday near the TT Registration Desk.

The City Center is surrounded by restaurants, diners, and fast food places that are all within walking distance. The hotel also has a restaurant and on occasion other eating arrangements. The attendees are on their own with respect to their meals. The schedule has been arranged with ample time for symposium attendees to frequent one of the local food establishments.

Food is also available in the host hotel for breakfast and lunch, however the cost is from meals ordered in the restaurant are not included in the Totally Turning registration fee.

There are a host of fine facilities in and around Saratoga Springs for your stay while attending the event. The Saratoga Hilton has special rates for our event. Use the following link to make your reservations to get the special NWA Showcase & Totally Turning pricing: Reserve a Room at the Saratoga Hilton.

Volunteers Needed
We can use your help. There are many volunteer positions available whether you are an NWA member or not. Work as much or as little as you want. Volunteers get free admission to the show. A link to volunteer opportunities will be posted here.