Ward World Championship Education Conference & Seminars


Monday through Sunday
Learn to create award-winning carvings with World Champion and professional carvers at the 2020 Educational Conference. A full menu of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-day classes will be offered by the Education Department in conjunction with the Ward World Championship. Classes occur prior to the competition in various locations throughout Ocean City, MD, starting Monday and continuing through Sunday. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Payments are due by March 2, 2020.

Education Conference Pass

This pass will admit the bearer into all lectures, plus one workshop and one panel of their choice. Additional workshops and panels may be purchased for the normal fee. Passes will be available online and at the show for $27 for members and $30 for non-members.


Friday – Sunday – $3 Member; $4 Non-Member.
Signature lectures presented at the Ocean City Convention Center are presentations with visual aids and amplification for educational lectures from leading artists and carvers at the competition. Attending a lecture is a great way to enhance your visit to the Ward World Championship. Learn techniques to create award winning carvings from champion and professional carvers. Youth ages 17 and under receive FREE admission to lectures.

Technique Workshops

Friday – Sunday – $18 Presale , $22 Member and $25 Non-Member at the Show
To be announced.


Friday – Sunday – $6 Member; $8 Non-Member.
To be announced.


To be announced.


Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children of all ages can enjoy Kid’s Corner. Plan to visit Kid’s Corner for arts and crafts designed to stimulate curiosity and participation in the arts. Featured activities include painting miniature decoys, soap carving and carving using child-safe tools. Carve and Paint a Youth Silhouette & more!

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Payments are due by March 2, 2020.


Please Note: Conference pricing does not include admission into the competition hall or admission to the Ward Museum. Pre-registration is required for all classes, workshops and lectures. All classes are subject to cancellation before April 1, 2020. Adult and Youth lectures are on a first come, first serve basis. Workshop and lecture balances are due at registration. Member prices are for current Ward Museum Members only. Youth under the age of 18 receive FREE admission to lectures and workshops. Lectures and workshops subject to cancellation without notification. Refunds honored in full upon administrative cancellation of classes/lectures/workshops.