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Fitz Design Body Flower Contest

Have you heard about the Fitz Design Body Flower Contest? It’s easy! It’s fun! And, you can win a FREE General registration to AIFD’s 2017 National Symposium “X” in Seattle, Wash., July 1-5, 2017. A prize will be awarded in both the mens and ladies floral adornment categories. Click here for more details!

Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Energetic, Hardworking, and Creative Designers! AIFD needs your time, expertise and talent and invites you to apply for a volunteer position at this year’s Symposium. To download the form and learn more CLICK HERE. Please send all questions and completed forms to Volunteer Coordinator Sherine Iskander AIFD, CFD.

Countdown to Symposium!

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Far Out 4th of July Hospitality Event!


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Symposium Schedule

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Friday, July 1, 2016

12:00 p.m. —PFDE Registration Opens
1:30 p.m.   — PFDE Reception (Invitation only)
2:30 p.m.  — PFDE Orientation (Invitation only)
4:00 p.m.  — PFDE Session (Invitation only) Floral product provided by AIFD Gold Elite Partner The Elite Flower
4:30 p.m.  — Certified Evaluator/Judge Workshop (Invitation only – PFDE and Recertifying Evaluators)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

8:00 a.m.   — PFDE Evaluations (Evaluators only)
8:00 a.m.   — Registration Desk Opens
8:00 a.m.   — AIFD National Board Orientation (Invitation only)
9:00 a.m.   — AIFD National Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. — AIFD Board of Directors Luncheon (Invitation only)
1:30 p.m.   — Looking at the Principles and Elements of Design”  – Featuring Patricia Scace AIFD, CFD (This educational session is free to all.)
3:30 p.m.   — AIFD Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
4:30 p.m.   — SAIFD Student Chapter Advisors Meeting
6:00 p.m.   — Student Competition Orientation
7:00 p.m.   — PFDE Reception (Open to all. Cash Bar available.) Floral product provided in part by AIFD Gold Elite Partner The Elite Flower

Sunday, July 3, 2016

8:00 a.m.  — Registration Desk Opens
8:00 a.m.  — Student Design Competition
9:00 a.m.  — AIFD National Board Leadership Breakfast (Invitation only)
11:00 a.m. — SW Regional Chapter Board Meeting
1:00 p.m.  — AIFD National Committee Meetings
3:00 p.m.  — AIFD National Committee Meetings
5:00 p.m.  — First Timers Orientation and Tour
6:00 p.m.  — View the Student Competition Designs (Open to all. Cash Bar available.)
7:30 p.m.  — Student Competitors Reception (Invitation only)

Monday, July 4, 2016

7:30 a.m.    — Registration Desk Opens
7:30 a.m.    — Regional Chapter Boards Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    — Regional Chapter Board Meetings
10:00 a.m.  — Regional Chapter Membership Meetings
11:30 a.m.   — AIFD Annual Members Meeting
1:15 p.m.    — Partners’ Expo – Ribbon Cutting
5:45 p.m.    — Welcome to Inspiration
6:00 p.m.   —  “Paper Floral Wonderland”  – Featuring Balushka
7:00 p.m.   —  “Welcome to Southern California  – Reception
8:00 p.m.   — Elite Partner Reception (Invitation only)
10:00 p.m. — Hospitality, Hosted by the North East Regional Chapter

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

7:30 a.m.   — Registration Desk Opens
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — AIFD Hands-On Classes  – First Session (Separate registration tuition is required.)
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Partners’ Expo Re-Opens
7:30 a.m.   — Induction Rehearsal (Invitation only)
10:45 a.m. — “Remembering the Magic” – Featuring Jacob McCall AIFD, CFD
11:45 a.m.  — Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m.   — “Burgeoning From My Roots” – Featuring Eunice Teo Khee Choo AIFD, CFD
3:15 p.m.   — “Catalyst for Inspiration” – Featuring Paul Jaras AIFD, CFD, Susanne Law AIFD, CFD, and Brenna Quan AIFD, CFD
5:00 p.m.  — Private Reception – New Inductees (Invitation only)
6:30 p.m.  — Awards/Induction Ceremony – Floral Décor by Melinda Lynch AIFD, CFD and Michael Quesada AIFD, CFD
8:00 p.m. “Inspiration Through Diversity” – Induction Dinner and Dance (Floral Décor by Melinda Lynch AIFD, CFD and Michael Quesada AIFD, CFD)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7:30 a.m.   — Registration Desk Opens
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — AIFD Hands-On Classes  Second Session (Separate registration tuition is required.)
8:00 a.m.   — “The Chat” Episode I – Hosted by all the AIFD Platinum Elite Partners
9:30 a.m.   —  “Couture Collective” – Featuring the artistry of Stacey Carlton AIFD, CFD and Shawn Foley CFD
11:15 a.m.  — “Inspiring Weddings of Tomorrow” – Featuring Bobby Eldridge AIFD, CFD and Michael Gaddie AIFD, CFD
12:15 p.m.  — Lunch on Your Own
2:15 p.m.    — “Times of Our Lives” – Featuring Helen Miller AIFD, CFD, Julie Poeltler AIFD, PFCI, CFD, and Cindy Tole CFD
4:00 p.m.   — “It’s Time! Technique-Inspiration-Methodology-Exploration: A Floral Bridal Journey!”
5:15 p.m.    — “The Chat” Episode II – Hosted by all the AIFD Platinum Elite Partners
6:00 p.m.   — Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge Testing
6:00 p.m.   — Dinner on Your Own
7:30 p.m.   — AIFD Hands-On Classes –Third Session (Class #300 – SOLD OUT!)
9:00 p.m.   — PFCI Reception (Invitation Only)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

7:30 a.m.   — Registration Desk Opens
7:30 a.m.   — Becoming a CFD® and/or a Member of AIFD
7:30 a.m.   — PFCI Rise & Shine in the OC: Open & Communicate
9:30 a.m.   — “Three Points of View” – Featuring Gerry Gregg AIFD, CFD, Greg Lum AIFD, CFD, and Jeremy Trentleman AIFD, CFD
11:15 a.m.   — “Sources of Inspiration” – Featuring Leopoldo Gomez
12:00 p.m. — AIFD Live Auction
12:30 p.m. — Lunch on Your Own
2:15 p.m.    — “Flowers with Soul II” – Featuring Julia Kim AIFD, CFD
3:15 p.m.    — Are You Ready for Symposium X? Seattle Here We Come!
6:30 p.m.   — Gala Cocktail Reception
7:15 p.m.    — “Fill Your Sails With Inspiration” – Leadership Gala
11:00 p.m. —  Hospitality – Hosted by the North West Regional Chapter

Friday, July 8, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — “Influence That Inspires” – AIFD Design Experience

Special Disneyland® Ticket Offer


Attention! Special Disneyland tickets for all 2016 Symposium attendees and guests! Add Disneyland® to your list of must-see’s this July! Symposium attendees can purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice. For full details please visit:

Hotel Information

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Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
United States

CLICK HERE to reserve your room online at the AIFD Group rate: $155.00+taxes for single or double occupancy.

Or, you can your reserve your room by calling the Anaheim Marriott directly:
**Note: When reserving your room via phone make sure to mention that you are booking with AIFD to receive the AIFD group rate.
– Reservations Toll Free: 877-622-3056
– Reservations Local Phone: 1-714-750-8000

*Important Information Regarding Official AIFD National Symposium Hotel:
The American Institute of Floral Designers is able to conduct high-quality floral design education at desirable sites for a reasonable registration fee because a block of hotel rooms is reserved for meeting attendees. In exchange for filling the required number of sleeping rooms, AIFD is permitted to use the hotel’s meeting space at no cost, thus keeping registration fees as low as possible. In addition, meeting attendees receive a reduced rate for their sleeping rooms. We kindly request that all meeting attendees take advantage of the group rate and stay at the official AIFD National Symposium property, the Anaheim Marriott. Need more reasons why you should stay at the Anaheim Marriott? Here are the Top 10 Reasons to stay at the official AIFD hotel in Orange County:

  1. The Marriott Anaheim is AIFD endorsed and inspected.
  2. Greater networking opportunities exist in the host hotel!
  3. AIFD will do a drawing from all attendees who stay at the host hotel to win a complimentary General Registration to next year’s Symposium.
  4. It will take you less time to travel from the programs to your hotel room.
  5. Reservations with the AIFD room block at this hotel are protected from hotel relocation.
  6. Friendly booking terms: No change fees, no FULL pre-payment.
  7. Guaranteed rates: Meeting attendees receive a reduced rate (negotiated by AIFD) for their sleeping rooms.
  8. Attendees have an excellent chance of getting into this hotel as their first choice.
  9. Future AIFD housing and registration fees will stay low by booking at the official hotel. It’s the right thing to do for AIFD.
  10. The organization is penalized financially for not filling a minimum number of contracted sleeping rooms.


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Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancelled by May 15. A $100.00 charge will be applied to any cancellations between May 16 and June 15. There will be no refunds made after June 15.