What’s New to Symposium?
Four Educational Tracks – making the AIFD Symposium the place to be for all your educational needs:
1. Retail Floral – providing inspirational and informational ideas covering design trends and techniques, the newest and greatest must have products, motivation business trends that everyone can take back to their retail flower shops and and put into practice immediately.
2. Mass Market Floral – offering unique programming geared to excite and inspire designers and managers who work with the mass market floral segment.
3. Wedding and Special Events – workshops and programing that will engage those who specialize in the wedding and special event industries.
4. Field to Vase – acknowledging the movement towards sustainability and locally grown AIFD welcomes industry professionals who will inspire everyone to explore the opportunities and possibilities of the farmer / floral artist lifestyle.
Become an AIFD Symposium “Discover” Partner
Our partners are ELITE, and this year we have more opportunities than ever before: Premier, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Emerald or Ruby. It’s never too early to get involved. Opportunities will go fast. Enhance your marketing and “Discover” the new AIFD Elite Partner Benefits for 2017-2018! With more options to choose from, you can find one that is a perfect fit for you! Click here for more details.
TAKING PLACE AT SYMPOSIUM: FTD America’s Cup, June 30 – July 4, 2018, Washington Marriott Wardman Park – Washington D.C. (at the AIFD National Symposium).
FTD has announced the 10 individuals selected to compete in FTD America’s Cup 2018! They will battle time, pressure and each other for the privilege of representing FTD and the United States in the 2019 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup Design Competition.
Meet the competitors:
Cindy Anderson AIFD, CFD, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Samantha Bates AIFD, CFD of Especially for You Floral, Ponchatoula, La.
Maggie Binet AIFD, CFD of The School of Floral Arts, Denver, Colo.
Laura Daluga AIFD, CFD of Keller and Stein Florist, Canton, Mich.
Sally Jablonski of Herbert E. Berg Florist, Worcester, Mass.
Greg Lum AIFD, CFD of Lee’s Florist & Nursery, Berkeley, Cali.
Katharina Stuart AIFD, CFD of Lee’s Florist & Nursery, Berkeley, Calif.
Jorge Uribe CFD of Urban Floral, Wolcott, Conn.
Derek Woodruff AIFD, CFD of Floral Underground, Traverse City, Mich.
Randy Wooten AIFD, CFD of Delorice’s Florist, Douglas, Ga.
Source: American Institute of Floral Designers