“Battle of the Principles & Elements” Presented by Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA
Sponsored by Premier Elite Partner Smithers-Oasis
Program Date: Monday July 8, 2019
The Battle of the Principles & Elements is like no other program ever presented at an AIFD Symposium. Filled with excitement, fun, and even audience participation. We can’t give too much away but with a cast of 15, you will not want to miss the Battle!


“Winter Fantasia” Presented by Lana Chernyavsky AIFD, CFD
Sponsored by the AIFD Foundation
Program Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Powerful contrast is created by the use of new, modern, and eclectic floral designs featuring the details of pine needles. Lana presents the harmonious use of rustic and elegance. Adding more natural elements to her creative art pieces, she uses cones, bark and dried floral materials that transform into distinctive shapes, colors, textures, and proportions. By applying enhancements with cinnamon, wax and flowers, your senses will envelop you and transform you back to the magic of the season.


“Forever Remembered” Presented by Denise Gehrke AIFD, CFD, PFCI
Sponsored by Diamond Elite Partner Syndicate Sales
Program Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Let’s take a moment of reflection with a celebration of lives lost. As designers, we are regularly called upon by families to commemorate their loved one’s life with flowers. Our challenge is to continue to create personalized floral tributes that are fresh and memorable. This inspiration program will “Awaken” the designer inside all of us… to look at sympathy designs in a whole new light.


“WTF! What The Flower!” Presented by Harijanto Setiawan
Sponsored by Premier Elite Partner Smithers-Oasis
Program Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Prepare yourself for a floral explosion of contemporary designs and drama. Harijanto’s signature style is influenced by his architectural background and exuberant personality. Indulge yourself in a magical journey of fusion, creativity and changing perspective, with a twist to wedding and event floral design, creating a vision of artistry.


“Weddings: An Innovative Vision” Presented by Michael Derouin AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA
Sponsored by Diamond Elite Partner Accent Decor
Program Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
A refined approach to creating modern yet sophisticated designs that will elevate the ceremony and reception. Experience the process from concept through execution with an emphasis on mechanics. Maximize your value exponentially by providing your clients with inspired floral designs that are yours exclusively


 “BLUR” Presented by Shonda Cunningham AIFD, CFD and Galina Mihaleva
Co-sponsored by Diamond Elite Partner Floriology Institute and Platinum Elite Partner CalFlowers
Program Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Sit back and watch as floral artist Shonda and couture designer Galina collaborate to “Awaken” your imagination with their unique and innovative wedding collections. Their designs feature environmentally friendly materials and fabric technology. Their inspired originals are devised to evoke strong emotions from those who choose to express themselves freely, holding nothing back! As the creations are revealed, you will experience wonder as these two blend the rules of floral and fashion, blurring the lines of two art forms into one.


“A Wake To Remember” Presented by David Powers AIFD, CFD
Sponsored by Platinum Elite Partner Teleflora
Program Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Historically, generations of loved ones have created customs and traditions in remembrance of lives lived. Throughout this presentation, you will be enlightened by a multitude of sympathy tributes of days gone by. In addition, we will realize the reasons why the tributes were, and are, still important to so many. You will be inspired and motivated to keep our memorial traditions alive through floral artistry.


“Displacements…Creating Asymmetrical” Presented by Gregor Lersch
Sponsored by Platinum Elite Partner FTD
Program Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Displacements – “the act to push items away from and to the creative eye, it is often applied towards symmetrical visible designs.” The difference between the initial position and the latter position is clearly demonstrated and explained through Gregor’s presentation. Prepare yourself to be “displaced” and definitely astounded!