“Awaken” in Las Vegas, NV!

It was a week filled with inspirational designs and award-winning talent when floral designers from around the world came together in Las Vegas, NV for AIFD’s 2019 Symposium “Awaken”, July 6 – 11. Relive all of the wonderful memories made by scrolling through the recap pages below.


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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 2019 Symposium “Awaken” recap video. Get a glimpse of the journey your fellow members experienced while in Las Vegas, NV!

AIFD Announces 2019 PFDE Results

Of the 146 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, 84 designers earned their CFD credentials in Vegas and 29 designers maintained their CFD credentials. 61 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 2020 AIFD® National Symposium “Vision” taking place in Chicago, IL, July 2 – 7.

Click here to see the results.

Sixty 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.


Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD Named President of AIFD

Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD of the Floriology Institute in Jacksonville, FL was installed as President of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) during the organization’s 2019 National Symposium held in Las Vegas, NV, July 6 – 11. He succeeds Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD of Garden Gate in Aurora, Ohio 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

Three 2019 recipients were recognized on July 9 during the Institute’s Awards & Induction Ceremony held in conjunction with the National Symposium “Awaken” in Las Vegas, NV.

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Students Amaze Attendees at AIFD Student Design Competition

Several floral design students made their mark at AIFD’s 2019 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2019 National Symposium “Awaken” that was held in Las Vegas, NV July 6 – 11.

Click here to see who the winners were.

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