Advanced Registration is Now Closed.
The following registration types will be available on-site:
General Registration
Single Day Registration
*** Premium Registrations and Dinner Tickets
will NOT be sold on-site***

The following Hands-on Classes are SOLD OUT:

Class #100: Mon., July 3, 7 a.m.

Class #200: Mon., July 3, 7 a.m.

Class #200: Tue., July 4, 7:30 a.m.

Class #200: Tue., July 4, 6 p.m.

Program Book

Full Schedule of Events (Symposium Brochure)

Registration Information

Hotel Information | Final Floor Plan | Fitz Design Contest

 Travel Information | Volunteer Information

Symposium Attire | Photography Policy | Consent Clause

Seattle Local Restaurants

AIFD Foundation Silent Auction | Teaser Video

Thank you to our Symposium Partners

Visit the Symposium Facebook page

*Use #AIFDX2017 in your social media postings!

 

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Hotel Information

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
*All guests who stay at the hotel in the AIFD room block will get FREE wi-fi in their guest rooms!

Click here to make a reservation online or call 888-627-7056
(reference: AIFD or Floral Designers)

Price:
$167+tax for a single/double guest room

Reservations must be made by June 7, 2017 – No guarantee that rooms will not sell out before this date!

PLEASE NOTE: Most programs will take place across the street at: Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101

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Travel Information

Airport: Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Transportation from airport to hotel:
(1) Cabs from airport to hotel are approximately $40-$50 one way.
(2) Speedi Shuttle: AIFD has arranged a fare of $16 one way (or $30 round trip)
https://www.speedishuttleseattle.com/group-reservations?id=AIFD5117
(3) Uber: From Airport to Sheraton Seattle Hotel is approximately $35 one way.
(4) Light Link Rail (from the North parking structure at the airport) costs $3.00 each way. Takes about 40-45 minutes and drops guests at Westlake Center stop (under Nordstrom) one block from hotel.

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Volunteer Information

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 must be registered as a Premium or General attendee of Symposium in order to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact James Lowe AIFD, CFD at jalowe@lowesfloral.com.

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Symposium Attire

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 ( July 3) is cocktail dress and coat & tie. Suggested attire for the elegant Leadership Gala ( July 5) is black-tie or evening gown.

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Photography Policy

Photography and videotaping of any kind are not permitted by audience members during any of the main stage presentations. Please be aware you will see an AIFD headquarters staff member who will be taking photos throughout the programs. These photos will be shared with attendees on the AIFD website and the AIFD Symposium Facebook page. There will also be several members from the press who have been given special permission from AIFD to take photos during the programs. There will be an allotted time directly after each presentation for audience members to have photo and video opportunities.

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Consent Clause

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AIFD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by AIFD and other third parties, including but not limited the association, the venue, the host city, etc.

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AIFD Foundation Silent Auction

“Xplore the Xtraordinary” (Net proceeds will be contributed to the AIFD Foundation)
AIFD opens the door to Xplore the Xtraordinary with net proceeds to be contributed to the AIFD Foundation. We invite all who attend to stop by and view the Xtraordinary items and circle a bid on one of the many Xperiences that will unfold over Symposium. Chair Tony Huffman AIFD, CFD invites the members of AIFD and the AIFD Partners to contribute to the success of this event. Please help us all to “Xplore the Xtraordinary” by bringing the auction items directly to Symposium or ship to the noted address to receive no later than June 15, 2017:
AIFD FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION
Attn: Jon Robert Throne AIFD, CFD
Farm, Fare and Floral
17233 SE 228th Street
Kent, WA 98042

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Thank You to our 2017 Symposium Partners

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