Program proposals 2021 AIFD National Symposium program proposals are now being accepted!

The AIFD National Symposium returns to Washington D.C. in July 2021 and Symposium Coordinator, Carol Inskeep AIFD and Program Coordinator, Ron Mulray AIFD invite you to help them prepare for Symposium in the nation’s capital by submitting your Symposium program proposal. Program proposals are being accepted now through December 1, 2019Those wishing to submit a program for consideration can download the submission form and requirements.

We are looking for:

Main Stage
We are looking for programs with strong educational value along with entertaining value. Be yourself, be funny, be theatrical. Put on a program that we’ve never seen before while entertaining and educating and inspiring us.


DNA Talkers
Talks will be done from the main stage on topics from design, nature, art, life, etc.  DNA TALKS are devoted to presenting ideas in the form of short, powerful talks (10 minutes or less). Similar to TED TALKS, which began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business.


Hands-on Workshops
Two hour workshops (Each repeating three times)

  • 1 for Beginners
  • 1 will be heavy technique driven
  • 1 will be a Master class: Master Techniques


Are you a maker? We are looking for alternative hands-on workshops. For example: do you watercolor, maybe you make macramé, or are you a basket weaver? Tell us about your hidden talents you would like to share with our attendees in a two hour hands-on workshop.


An Extended Experience
Six-hour Workshop – Broken up into three 2-hour sessions  (only two selected)

These will be done as a series of three separate two-hour classes with the same instructor. This is an extended project experience, for example: an installation on the property.

Presenter Proposal Form Hands On Proposal Form

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