Skip to main content

John Ratzenberger will deliver AWFS keynote

Actor John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff on “Cheers,” is scheduled to give the keynote address at the 2017 AWFS fair in Las Vegas.

Image placeholder title

The address will begin at 8 a.m. (PDT) on July 19, the show’s opening day. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ratzenberger recently announced a collaborative partnership with the American Museum of Manufacturing, the American Libraries Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association to launch America’s Workshop, an ongoing, hands-on educational experience to teach kids vocational skills in libraries nationwide. Through woodworking curriculum, students will learn how to use basic tools, read plans, develop critical thinking and put real-life skills to work on their own project from concept to completion.

Ratzenberger will rally woodworkers to support this effort to introduce these valuable skills to young people and consider career opportunities in the industry, according to the AWFS.

For more, visit

Related Articles

Guy Bucey Bio Pic

Guy Bucey to deliver keynote at CMA conference

Guy Bucey will be the opening speaker at the Cabinet Makers Association’s 2020 national conference, scheduled for Mar. 4-6 in St. Charles, Ill.

NHLA names keynote speakers

The 2020 National Hardwood Lumber Association’s annual convention is proceeding as planned for Sept. 23-25 in Louisville, Ky. Registration is open.

CMA names conference keynote speaker

Paul Downs will deliver the opening keynote at Cabinet Makers Association’s 20th anniversary conference, scheduled for Mar. 1-2, 2018, in Denver.