2017 Symposium “X”
Full Schedule of Events (Symposium Brochure)
Hotel Information | Hotel Floor Plan (coming soon)
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Click here to make a reservation online or call 888-627-7056
(reference: AIFD or Floral Designers)
$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
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)
(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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
“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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