Meal Functions

Thursday, July 7

“Intertwined” Awards & Induction Dinner and Dance (Cash bar)
Floral Décor by Hallie Morrison AIFD, CFD
It is party time! Dinner and dancing to congratulate the amazing Award Winners and our fabulous Inductees who have long awaited this special evening to celebrate. We will applaud and welcome our new members with the stunning décor created by designer Hallie Morrison AIFD, CFD. It will be an evening to reconnect with friends, family and build new friendships.
Sponsored by: Silver Elite Partner The Elite Flower

Friday, July 8

“Celebrating Our Roots” Leadership Salute Reception and Dinner (Cash bar)
Décor by Mandy Majerik AIFD, CFD, PFCI
An evening to celebrate & time to party! A stunning reception of dazzling floral decor will invite us to reflect on an exciting week. We have found our ROOTS through a week of profound floral education and powerfully strong comradery with our floral colleagues. The floral ROOTS Celebration will be an evening to honor with gratitude and embrace our growing floral family friendships.
Sponsored by: Diamond Elite Partner Accent Décor and Gold Elite Partner Marginpar


Hospitality Events

Monday, July 4

PFDE® & SAIFD Artistic Floristry Showcase (Open to All; Cash Bar)

Visualize over 1,000 inspirational designs! Enjoy a casual time viewing and photographing creative designs completed by this year’s PFDE® candidates and SAIFD students.

Tuesday, July 5

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!

AIFD® Together Again! Roots Welcome Reception (Open to All; Cash Bar)
Décor by Arthur Williams AIFD, CFD, EMC, PFCI

After too many years without a Symposium, we welcome you to get back to your AIFD® Roots! Relax, enjoy and revitalize your connection with our floral family. We will come together to enjoy the passion of floral artists and dig into the many ROOTed facets of nature.


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.

Thursday, July 7

Awards and Induction Cocktail Hour (cash bar)

“Intertwined” AIFD® Awards & Induction Celebration
Floral Décor by Charlie Groppetti AIFD, CFD
Celebrate accomplishments as we honor the 2020, ‘21 & ‘22 AIFD® award winners, AIFD Foundation awards, Student Competition winners and the 2020 and 2022 AIFD® Inductees. The Celebration is open to all family and friends.
Sponsored by Silver Elite Partner The Elite Flower



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