ATLANTA, GA - The International Woodworking Fair, an annual event dedicated to the art of finishing, veneering, remodeling, and innovating fine wood furniture design, returns to the Georgia World Congress Center on August 20 - 23, 2014.

Woodworking and manufacturing industry professionals will also be challenged to  improve products, work more efficiently, and expand to new markets with educational opportunities and lectures presented at the event.

The all-day woodworking symposiums and informative sessions begin one day before the fair, with topics such as "Woodworking Inventors: Creating New Products, and Business Approaches," presented by Woodworking Network.

Wednesday's presentations include "Wood Properties and Identification," with David Jones of Mississippi State University.

David Buchsbaum of Beacon Custom Woodwork will present "A Cabinetmaker's Journey into Closets on Thursday, August 21, and Dave Hallett of Pull Scheduling will share "Speed to Deliver, Being Faster than Your Competition," on August 22.

More than 30 educational lectures and woodworking discussions will take place during IWF, and 8 woodworking symposiums will take place the day before the show opens. 

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