“ROOTS” 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 2022 Symposium “ROOTS”, July 4 – 9. 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 2022 Symposium “ROOTS” recap video. Get a glimpse of the journey your fellow members experienced while in Las Vegas, NV!

AIFD Announces 2022 PFDE Results

Of the 103 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, 34 designers earned their CFD credentials in Vegas and 34 designers maintained their CFD credentials. Thirty-two 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 2023 AIFD® National Symposium “GROW” taking place in Chicago, IL, July 1 – 6.

Click here to see the results.

Twenty-One 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.


Todd Sweeden AIFD, CFD Named President of AIFD

Todd Sweeden AIFD, CFD of Sweeden Florist in Russellville, AR was installed as President of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) during the organization’s 2022 National Symposium held in Las Vegas, NV, July 6 – 11. He succeeds Janet Black AIFD, CFD of Designs by Janet Black AIFD in Bethel, ME 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

Twelve recipients were recognized on July 7 during the Institute’s Awards & Induction Ceremony held in conjunction with the National Symposium “ROOTS” in Las Vegas, NV. Recipients were from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Click here to see who the recipients are.




Students Amaze Attendees at AIFD Student Design Competition

Several floral design students made their mark at AIFD’s 2022 Student Floral Design Competition that was held as part of AIFD’s 2022 National Symposium “ROOTS” that was held in Las Vegas, NV July 4 – 9.

Click here to see who the winners were.

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