2013 Symposium “Passion”
Find Your “Passion” at AIFD 2013 Symposium
June 28-July 2
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, N.V.
*General Registration, Single Day Education Only registration and Saturday Special registration will be offered onsite. Individual meal tickets are no longer available.
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Fitz Design Contest
Back again this year, the Fitz Design Contest will be held at Symposium. It’s easy, it’s fun, and you can win a FREE General registration to AIFD’s 2014 National Symposium “Transition Transformation” in Chicago, July 3-7, 2014. A prize will be awarded in both the mens and ladies floral adornment categories. Here are some of the rules you need to know:
• All personal body flowers need to feature at least one Fitz Design item. Other accessories may be incorporated to accent and complete the entry.
• Your floral creation can be made earlier and brought with you to Symposium to be finished on-site or created from scratch in Las Vegas.
• All entries must be photographed by the AIFD designated photographer prior to the Leadership Gala Dinner. Our photographer will be located outside the Champagne Room from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Only officially photographed entries will be accepted in the contest.
• Fitz Design items are available at the Body Bar Buffet which opens on Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m. in the Rivoli A area where your contributions help support AIFD’s numerous student chapters.
• You will need to complete an entry form and present it to the AIFD staff member when having your picture taken.
Click here to download the entry form.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The AIFD 2013 National Symposium will take place in the luxurious Paris Hotel located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. All activities will be held in the hotel. AIFD has secured a limited room block at the hotel at the fantastic rate of only $135 per night (single or double occupancy) plus taxes for those registered to attend “PASSION.”
To make your reservation – and do it soon – call the hotel Reservation Center at 877-603-4389. You must reference AIFD Annual National Symposium (Group Code = SPAFD3) to get the favorable AIFD rate. You can also make your reservation online by clicking here. Reservations must be made by June 1, 2013 to be assured you receive the AIFD rate.
Getting to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel is easy. If flying (book your flights now to avoid July 4th holiday traffic), a cab is the best way ($15-$20). You can also take a shuttle for only $7 one-way (Connect: Terminal 1 – Door 8, Terminal 3 – Door 1 & 2 or Southwest – Baggage Claim). If you’re driving in, believe it or not, you’ve found your first win in Vegas – No Charge (Only Regular Cars, Trucks or Vans; Nothing oversized).
Symposium is a major event that would be impossible to stage without the help of hundreds of volunteers. For many attendees, the time spent working as a volunteer is one of the most rewarding parts of their Symposium experience. If you’d like to volunteer, we’d love to have you. You do, however, need to be registered as a Premium or General attendee of Symposium in order to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beverley Ireland AIFD, CFD at 619-588-2377 or email@example.com.
“Passion” will present to you the hottest ideas in floral design, but Passion also means it’s hot in Las Vegas in July, so dress appropriately. Remember, too, that the hotel and convention center are air conditioned. Proper attire for most Symposium programs is “comfortable business casual.” There are several events, however, where other clothing is more appropriate. Suggested attire for the Awards/Induction Dinner (June 30th) is cocktail dress and coat & tie. Suggested attire for the elegant Leadership Gala (July 2nd) is black tie, evening gown, and floral masks.
Other News and Notes
Family Concierge Desk
We have a dedicated team of volunteer members who will be onsite to help you learn more about Las Vegas restaurants, spectacular shows and more. Plus, they will be coordinating small group tours to the wonderful floral displays in the renowned Bellagio Hotel.
“Passion” has its own Facebook page! This page features the most up to date news and happenings going on with the 2013 Symposium. Be sure you are in the loop and like the page now at www.facebook.com/AIFD.Symposium.
Thank you for an incredible symposium! Being my first one, I was so impressed not only by the programs but also by the professionalism of the association. All I can say about the AIFD symposium was WOW! I met so many incredible people. Everyone is so friendly, caring and helpful. I am so inspired that I will continue taking courses! Thank you again to all for all the hard work to make me feel inspired and special.
-Susana Contreras de Finch
Emeritus Professor (College of Southern Nevada)
2012 Symposium Attendee