Monday, July 4

“Earth, Wind and Fire”

Presented by Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD, Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, CFD, PFCI and Donald Yim AIFD, CFD, PFCI
Floral Foundations are the mechanics, methods and materials for stability in floral design. We will show you how to use the latest Earth-Friendly materials from Elite Partner Smithers-Oasis. Please join us as our designers focus on showcasing rhythm and movement while featuring colors that are on fire!
Sponsored by: Diamond Elite Partner Smithers-Oasis

Sponsored by Diamond Elite Partner Teleflora

Tuesday, July 5

AIFD® Steps to Membership
Learn the steps to earning an acclaimed professional designation as a CFD® (Certified Floral Designer®) or as an Accredited Member of AIFD®.

The Society of American Florists Outstanding Varieties Showcase
In 2021, growers from across the country and around the world exhibited their most Outstanding Varieties in Orlando, FL. Expert judges crowned one Best in Show, ranked thirteen Best in Class and recognized dozens more with Blue and Red Ribbons. See, touch and experience the “Best of the Best” as ribbon winners showcase their outstanding varieties.


Wednesday, July 6

“SAIFD Sustainability Fair”
Featuring Lesleighan Kraft Cravens AIFD, CFD and SAIFD Chapters
The new bold generation of florists will have an option to consider new creative innovations in design. Marketing and business practices will lead to the best model for sustainable floristry. Join us in “The Radicle Gallery” as revolutionary ideas are shared. The future “buzz” for our industry. “I love cultivating the future of the floral world one student at a time.” – Lesleighan Kraft Cravens AIFD, CFD

“Root to Bloom”
Featuring 2022 Symposium Coordinators Ann Jordan AIFD, CFD, Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, CFD, Ania Norwood AIFD,CFD, CCF, EMC and Aniko Kovacs AIFD, CFD
Celebrate the relationship of the Student and the AIFD® Educators & Mentors! Foundational knowledge is ROOTED into the future success of every student. Many have come to full BLOOM; becoming some of the best designers and industry influencers setting worldwide trends.

“Polish & Shine”
PFCI Panel
It is time to expand your horizon and grow new possibilities by Polishing Your Speaking Skills. PFCI (Professional Floral Communicators International) opens new doors that you may have never known existed – Educator, Commentator, Promoter, Lecturer and beyond!

Friday, July 8

“Dream It, Sketch It, Submit It!”
Presented by the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Symposium Coordinator Teams
Think you’ve got what it takes? A team of AIFD® Symposium Coordinators will take the fear out of the process of submitting a program to be considered for AIFD® Symposium Main Stage and Workshops. They will answer the most frequently asked questions about the steps involved; submitting a proposal, working with the production company and staging.


AIFD Foundation Events

Main Stage Design Prop Sale
Props, graciously contributed to the AIFD Foundation from Main Stage Designers, will be offered for sale in The Radicle Gallery throughout the AIFD® Symposium. Plan now to bid on your favorite so that education continues to find new beginnings and grow! See you at the Rad!

Tuesday, July 5 – Wednesday, July 6

Silent Auction to Benefit the AIFD Foundation
Watch, as this event sprouts new possibilities throughout AIFD® Symposium! View live or virtually and take root to source what best suits you!

Friday, July 8

AIFD FOUNDATION Head & Heart Game and Mini Live Auction
The Head & Heart Game debuted in Las Vegas in 2019. The seeds were planted to provide Scholarships for Premium Registration to attend AIFD® Symposium. Prior to game time, simply purchase to participate! We’ll soon see just how much these seedlings have grown!

Saturday, July 9

Bart Hassam Lecture and Workshop – AIFD Foundation World Class Design Experience
A designer’s experience to immerse yourself in a true World Class hands-on workshop; an up-close and intimate class to explore, create and learn from one of the world’s best designers. Emphasis, transparency, scale, form and line will be studied through modern design techniques.

The World-Class Design Experience is an Optional Registration. An additional tuition of $379.00 on or before May 16 and $399.00 after May 16 is required. Please see the AIFD® Registration Form to register for this and all AIFD® Symposium Events. Limited registration is accepted for this AIFD® Design Experience.

Important: Please bring your tools to the Design Experience. Lunch will be on your own.

Sponsored by the AIFD Foundation (to benefit the AIFD Foundation).

Roots Gallery – “The Radicle”

In botany, the radicle is the first part of a seedling to emerge from the seed during the process of germination.

The Radicle Gallery will be fully curated with three installations to start the symposium. The exhibit will bloom with select premier artworks by the artists captured from the Main Stage programs, the perfect place for photographs, and a close-up look at your favorite designs. The Radicle will also be the meetup and go-to common space for community building, networking, and social events. Join your friends in our lounge area for relaxation and conversation in between programs and after-hours. The Book Store, workshops, impromptu artist talks, a Film Festival, and more will fill this ever-changing gallery.

“The Rad” will be open July 6 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. and July 7 & 8 from 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

AIFD Partners’ Showcase and Book Fair

Spend the afternoon viewing our industry suppliers’ exciting products and services created to help you succeed as a professional floral designer. Come join us and support the industry’s best and most innovative in our trade!

Open 12:00pm – 5:00pm July 5

Young Professionals

Wednesday, July 6

Film Fest & YP Chill and Chat
Are you a floral designer looking to connect with like-minded florists? Then join your fellow YPs as they gather in “The Radicle” to share ideas, brainstorm, develop new concepts and discover new activities.

RHI-ZONE the Tech Exchange

Sponsored by Diamond Elite Partner Floriology powered by Bloomnet

Technology and social media hold a valuable place in retail. Join other members in the “tech room” and learn key elements to keep up with consumer demands and elevate your business for future growth and success.

Open 8:30am – 6:00pm Wednesday, July 6 – Friday, July 8

Attendees Orientation and Behind-the-Scenes Tour

A great opportunity for you to get acquainted with new attendees and be introduced to the Institute’s mentors. We will answer your Symposium questions and take you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of all the key activities and locations. Open to anyone attending Symposium!

FTD America’s Cup

FTD America’s Cup is a national floral design competition to select the competitor who will represent both FTD and the United States at the 2023 Interflora World Cup; the world’s most prestigious floral design competition. Ten carefully chosen competitors will compete in front of an audience of their peers. They will battle pressure, time limits and each other for the title of 2022 FTD America’s Cup Champion and the right to compete at the 2023 Interflora World Cup in Manchester, England.

Body Flower Buffet

Join Aki Ishiguro AIFD, CFD and Kiyomi Kurihara AIFD, CFD to purchase or make a one-of-a-kind artful floral body flower. All donations go to the SAIFD chapters.

Open Thursday, July 7 – Friday, July 8 – 10:00am – 5:00pm



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