PHOENIX, AZ - The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) hosts its 60th annual convention for three days beginning Wednesday, October 31 through Friday, November 2, 2012 at the famed Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

AWI members, who include thousands of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals, and students from around the world, will hear Robert Stevenson speaking on “Manufacturing at the Speed of Change,” Alan Beaulieu providing an economic outlook for the industry, among other notable speakers at the architectural woodworkers' gathering.

An awards luncheon  will honor AWI Manufacturing Members for their achievements in Safety as well as the accomplishments of Chapters. The Standards of Excellence Lunch on Friday honors AWI members for beautiful woodwork design and fabrication.

Tours and fun include a tour of PING Golf Factory, Desert Botanical Garden Tour, Musical Instruments Museum, golf at the Biltmore, and networking receptions. Jearn more at

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