AIFD Showed the World “Passion”
and Celebrated Another Successful Symposium
Las Vegas, Nev.
June 28 – July 2, 2013

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…except when the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and floral designers from around the world took over the strip in Las Vegas. Over 1,000 floral design artists converged in Las Vegas to see creative  designs, entertaining events and inspiration like none other from June 28 – July 2 at the Paris Hotel and Casino.

“Passion” was an action-packed educational extravaganza that included high-level stage presentations from renowned floral design artists from the U.S., Belgium, Japan, and Russia, among others. The AIFD Symposium also included a welcome reception, two lunches, two celebratory dinners, a student competition, a half-day expo of floral industry suppliers and a community service project, Blooms Over Las Vegas.

Click here to download the designers’ notes from the 2013 Symposium “Passion.”

Read the recaps below from the various events!

AIFD Announces 2013 PFDE Results

134 of the 135 candidates 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 John Kittinger AIFD, CFD, president of the Institute.

Click here to see the results.

John Kittinger AIFD, CFD Named President of
American Institute of Floral Designers

John Kittinger AIFD, CFD of The Best of Flowers in Lexington, Ky. was installed as president of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) during the organization’s 2013 National Symposium held in Las Vegas, June 28 – July 2. He succeeds Ann Jordan AIFD, CFD of Ann Jordan Design Consulting in Naples, Maine as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.

Click here to see who the new board is!

12 Inducted as AIFD Accredited Members

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!

Click here to see who the new members are.

Floral Industry Professionals Honored by AIFD

AIFD announced three 2013 award winners during ceremonies that took place during the organization’s 2013 National Symposium.

Click here to read more about the award winners.

City College of San Francisco Students
Sweep AIFD Student Design Competition

City College of San Francisco students made their mark at AIFD’s 2013 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2013 National Symposium held in Las Vegas June 28 – July 2. Four students who were part of the college design team brought home a total of nine awards in the competitions five categories: sympathy arrangement for an infant, wedding bouquet, corsage and boutineer for a prom and an arrangement for art gallery grand opening.

Click here to see who the 2013 student winners are!

“Passion” Photos Posted on Facebook

AIFD has taken Las Vegas by storm, igniting floral design inspiration all throughout the city! Photos from each educational program, luncheon, dinner and more will be continuously posted to the AIFD Symposium Facebook page so keep checking back!

Click here to view the photos.

“Passion” DVDs Available to Purchase

Relive all of the great memories from this year’s symposium with your very own Symposium DVDs! You can pre-order them now, see information posted below.

Click here to order DVDs online. (domestic orders only)

Click here to download the order form.

Mail/fax to:
Attn: Susan
720 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-752-8295 (fax)

Wrap-up Video!

Take a look at the 2013 Symposium and all that happened in Vegas.

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