2014 Symposium “Transition Transformation” Recap
Excitement and creativity were blowing in the “Windy City” when the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and floral designers from around the world took over Chicago. Over 850 floral design artists converged in Chicago to see creative designs, entertaining events and inspiration like none other from July 3-7, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago.
All of the 143 candidates that tested as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program were successful in their bid to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) as bestowed by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), it was announced by Tim Farrell AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI, president of the Institute.
Of the 143 professionals, 50 designers earned their CFD credentials in Chicago and 24 designers maintained their CFD credentials. Sixty nine professionals created artistic designs that were so excellent in presentation that they have been invited to become a member of AIFD and they will be inducted during ceremonies at the 2015 AIFD National Symposium “Journey” taking place in Denver, Colo., June 30-July 4.
The American Institute of Floral Designers proudly congratulates its newest members on their achievement in earning the coveted AIFD designation. Please join us in welcoming each new member!
Tim Farrell AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI of Farrell’s Florist in Drexel Hill, Pa. was installed as president of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) during the organization’s 2014 National Symposium held in Chicago, July 3-7. He succeeds John Kittinger AIFD, CFD of The Best of Flowers in Lexington, Ky., as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.
AIFD announced six 2014 award winners during ceremonies that took place during the organization’s 2014 National Symposium.
City College of San Francisco students made their mark at AIFD’s 2014 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2014 National Symposium held in Chicago July 3-7. Four students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of nine awards in the competitions four categories: Arrangement, Body Flowers, Wedding and Sympathy.
AIFD took Chicago by storm, igniting floral design inspiration all throughout the city! Photos from each educational program, luncheon, dinner and more are posted to the AIFD Symposium Facebook page so check them out!
Relive all of the great memories from this year’s symposium with your very own Symposium DVDs!
The first batch of DVDs has arrived at Headquarters. If you preordered you should expect your order within the next few weeks!
720 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Take a look at the 2014 Symposium and all that happened in Chicago.
Thank You to our 2014 Symposium Partners