This was my first visit to a WIA conference. I attended the Cincinnati conference Nov. 2-4, 2012. I heartily recommend this conference to any woodworker especially a new one like me. They offer more classes than you could possibly attend (good selection of topics). There is a market place where you can meet the tool makers and test their wares. Fabulous. I met and connected with several like-minded woodworkers, really wonderful people. I will be back there next year.
My favorite booths are shown below.