“X” in Seattle!

It was a week filled with Xotic designs and Xceptional talent when floral designers from around the world came together in Seattle, Wash. for AIFD’s 2017 Symposium “X”, July 1-5. Relive all of the wonderful memories made by scrolling through the recap pages below.

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2017 PFDE Results | Class of 2017 AIFD Members

2017-18 AIFD Board | 2017 Awards | 2017 Student Competition

  Facebook photosWrap-up Video

*AIFD will be publishing the full line of Symposium program online videos for purchase in the near future. DVDs of the programs will also be available to purchase. To provide easy accessibility, AIFD will be releasing the online videos via Vimeo, the leading online video streaming provider. You can access all program rentals from most any electronic device. Stayed tuned for more details coming soon.

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AIFD Announces 2017 PFDE Results

Of the 112 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, thirteen (13) designers earned their CFD credentials in Seattle and six designers maintained their CFD credentials. Ninety-three 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 2018 AIFD® National Symposium “Discover” taking place in Washington, D.C., June 30 – July 4.

Click here to see the results.

Seventy-Seven Professionals 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!

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Kim Oldis AIFD, CFD Named President of AIFD

Kim Oldis AIFD, CFD of Details…it’s all about the flowers in LaConnor, Wash. was installed as President of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) during the organization’s 2017 National Symposium held in Seattle, Wash., July 1-5. She succeeds Anthony J. Vigliotta AIFD, CFD of Anthos Design in Los Angeles, Calif. as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.

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AIFD Recognizes Industry Professionals with Top Awards

AIFD announced two 2017 award winners during ceremonies that took place during the organization’s 2017 National Symposium.

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Students Amaze Attendees at
AIFD Student Design Competition

Several floral design students made their mark at AIFD’s 2017 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2017 National Symposium “X” that was held in Seattle, Wash., July 1 – 5.

Click here to see who the winners were.

AIFD presents the 2017 Symposium “X” recap video. Get a glimpse of the Xhileration and Xcitement your fellow members experienced while in beautiful Seattle, Washington!

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