Save the Date!

2018 Symposium “Discover”
June 30 – July 4, 2018

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008



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 – FTD is hosting a national floral design competition to select the USA competitor for the 2019 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup Design Competition.

Who: Active FTD Member Florists

What: An FTD national floral design competition

When: June 30 – July 4, 2018

Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park – Washington D.C.(at the AIFD National Symposium)

Why: Winner will represent the USA and FTD at the 2019 FTD-Interflora-Fleurop World Cup Design Competition in Philadelphia in March 2019

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