Meal Functions

IMPORTANT: Assigned seating is required and restricted to tables of ten (10) only. All tickets MUST be returned for table assignment by Noon the day of the dinner. Otherwise AIFD cannot guarantee a seat for you, even if you have purchased a ticket. 

July 9
Get Your Glow On – The Awards and Induction Dinner and Dance
Décor by Yoshi O’Connor AIFD, CFD, Nicholas St. Clair AIFD, CFD, & Kathleen Castagnoli AIFD, CFD
Formal black-tie dinner sponsored by: Gold Elite Partner Vasesource

Get Your Glow On as we dine, dance, and celebrate during an illuminating reception spotlighting family, friendship, and of course, the amazing Award Winners, Student Competition Winners and the 2019 Class of AIFD Inductees! Immediately following the dinner, stay and kick up your heels for dancing and more celebration in the ballroom. This is an evening that is sure to be remembered.


July 10
“Awaken Your World of Pure Imagination” – Leadership Gala
Featuring the floral creations of Erik Witcraft AIFD, CFD and Frank Blanchard AIFD, CFD
Floral product provided by Gold Elite Partner The Queen’s Flowers
As our week of wonder comes to a close, and we revel in the incredible imaginations of our design colleagues, it’s important to reflect. To be an artist, a designer, an engineer of the floral world, there has to be an element of play. When we allow ourselves to play, we Awaken our pure imagination! Only then can we use the knowledge we’ve gained with techniques and core design values to demonstrate our passion in unexpected, magical ways. Join us as we honor our leadership, past and future, and let’s celebrate the imagination we all share. AWAKEN!

Hospitality Events

July 5
PFDE Reception
Enjoy a casual time to see and photograph all the creative designs offered by this year’s PFDE candidates. Open to All; Cash Bar


July 6
Awaken Opening Reception: View the Student Competition Designs, Experience “Wabi Sabi” and Hospitality
Presented by Stacey Carlton AIFD, CFD, EMC
Sponsored by: Platinum Elite Partner Design Master color tool, inc.
Welcome to Las Vegas! It’s time to kick back and relax with your floral family, vote for your favorite Student Competition designs, and immerse yourself in the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi. Join Stacey and a team of talented international artists in a revolutionary floral art gallery soiree that focuses on fresh concepts in design and eye opening techniques accented by the conversation revolving around the impermanence of our art, the beauty of the acceptance of nature in its given state, and how we as artists live in a constant state of evolution. Awaken your senses with incredible design demonstrations, cocktails, and a live DJ! Cash bar


July 9
Awards and Induction Ceremony
Floral Décor by Yoshi O’Connor AIFD, CFD, Nicholas St. Clair AIFD, CFD, & Kathleen Castagnoli AIFD, CFD
Everyone is invited to be present when AIFD honors this year’s awards recipients, student competition winners and inducts its newest class of Accredited Members.


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