Policies and Terms for DWR 2016


Our policies page is a helpful guide for attendees, vendors and demonstrators to understand symposium-site rules, and registration guidelines. It is important to understand each policy to make your weekend as enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us using the appropriate email address on the contact page.


Refund Policy:

We will gladly refund your regisitration fee (less $25) if you let us know you won't be attending prior to February 1, 2016.

After February1, 2016 we have committed to the facilities and catering, even if you aren't coming, so we cannot provide refunds.


Privacy Policy:

Online registration information is encrypted and processed in the most secure methods we have at our disposal. Personal information provided is used only to the extent necessary to plan for capacity of facilities and services. We do not distribute, publish, sell or in any way communicate the registration information provided by our attendees.


Instant Gallery:

There is a limit of three instant gallery pieces per registrant. We encourage everyone to enter their pieces to the Instant Gallery during the normal registration and check-in hours on Friday between Noon and 6 PM. Pieces can also be entered on Satuday morning before the first rotation begins. To encourage you to enter pieces, one drawing ticket will be issued for each instant-gallery piece submitted; and after the banquet (Saturday evening) two drawings for $50 Visa cards will be held. One drawing will be for novice woodturners, and the other will be for those who have been turning for 2 years or longer.


MCC (Mesa Convention Center) Policies

In addition to our policies governing the DWR, there are rules and regulations formulated by the City of Mesa for the safe use of their facility. Please be informed of their policies.

Mesa Convention Center Rules and Regulations.

Mesa Convention Center website.


MCC Food and Drink Policy

MCC policy prohibits attendees from bringing any food or drink into MCC facilities from outside sources. A personal, unopened bottle of water is excluded from this restriction.


MCC Parking

The Center maintains 500 on-site parking spaces. These spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. RVs (motorhome vehicles, fifth wheel and travel trailers, campers) and all other over-sized vehicles may use only the Third Place parking lot. Permits for RV overnight parking can be purchased for $10.00 per event. Please register at Building A. There are no hook ups. For more information call Heather Murray at 480-644-4906.