“Discover” in Washington, DC!

It was a week filled with inspirational designs and award-winning talent when floral designers from around the world came together in Washington, D.C. for AIFD’s 2018 Symposium “Discover”, June 30- July 4. Relive all of the wonderful memories made by scrolling through the recap pages below.


DVDs and Online Videos Are Available!
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*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.


AIFD presents the 2018 Symposium “Discover” recap video. Get a glimpse of the dynamic journey your fellow members experienced while in beautiful Washington, D.C.!


AIFD Announces 2018 PFDE Results

Of the 143 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, 58 designers earned their CFD credentials in Washington and 21 designers maintained their CFD credentials. Sixty-one 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 2019 AIFD® National Symposium “Awaken” taking place in Washington, D.C., July 6 – 11.

Click here to see the results.

Ninety-Two 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!

Click here to see the list of new members.


Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD Named President of AIFD

Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD of Garden Gate in Aurora, Ohio was installed as President of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) during the organization’s 2018 National Symposium held in Washington, D.C., June 30 – July 4. He succeeds Kim Oldis AIFD, CFD of Details…it’s all about the flowers in LaConnor, Wash. as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.

Click here to read more about the new board.


AIFD Recognizes Industry Professionals with Top Awards

AIFD announced four 2018 award winners during ceremonies that took place during the organization’s 2018 National Symposium.

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Students Amaze Attendees at AIFD Student Design Competition

Several floral design students made their mark at AIFD’s 2018 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2018 National Symposium “Discover” that was held in Washington, D.C., June 30 – July 4.

Click here to see who the winners were.

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