Forest Hill, MD – State and/or regional floral associations across the U.S. have been offered a complimentary registration to attend the 2017 National Symposium of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), it was announced by Anthony Vigliotta AIFD, CFD, president of the Institute.
"It is AIFD's hope that the various associations will use this gift to raise awareness and interest in attending the annual AIFD Symposium," said Mr. Vigliotta, who added that it is "AIFD's mission to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievement of excellence in this art form."
The 2017 Symposium "X" will take place in the beautiful Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington with most events taking place at the Washington State Convention Center. The dates for the event are July 1 – 5, 2017.
The complimentary registration given by AIFD to the state association provides for access to all education programs and presentations. Guests may opt to add on attendance to the elaborate meal functions and other special events which are part of the exciting conclave. In addition to the Symposium registration gift, AIFD further attempts to help florist associations by incorporating their education programs into the requirements to test to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and by requiring AIFD members to earn continuing education credits through AIFD leadership and involvement in the associations.
Organizations offered this gift include: Kentucky Florist Association, Arkansas State Master Florist Program, Arizona State Florists Association, NC State Florist Association, Florida State Florists Association, Alabama State Florist Association, Georgia State Florist Association, Iowa Florists Association, North Dakota State Florist Association, South Carolina Florists Association, Nebraska State Florists Association, Michigan Floral Association, Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association, South Dakota Florists Association, Texas State Florists Association, West Texas New Mexico Florists Association, Independent Floral Designers Association (IFDA), California State Floral Association, Floral Association of the Rockies, Illinois Master Florist, Maine State Florists Association, Minnesota State Floral Association, New Hampshire State Florists' Association, Montana Florist Association, Louisiana State Florists' Association, and Delaware Valley.
About the American Institute of Floral Designers
The mission of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievement of excellence in this art form. Established in 1965 AIFD is, today, the floral industry's leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for events worldwide. Find more information at aifd.org.
Source: American Institute of Floral Designers