May 31, 2018

The A.I.F.D Summer Symposium

If you are a new florist, it is highly encouraged that you become certified as a floral designer. By becoming a certified floral designer, you open numerous possibilities to expand your creative skills and enhance your career. Not sure where to begin or what’s involved with becoming certified? No need to worry, the American Institute of Floral Designers is here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way.

 Since its establishment in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers (A.I.F.D) has helped florists by providing the best educational programs and certification of the industry's top designers. The forefront members of this non-profit organization have designed flowers for world-renowned events; including the Academy Awards, Presidential Inaugurations, and the Tournament Roses Parade. To learn more about what is involved in becoming a certified floral designer, click here.

We at Vasesource are inviting you to join us, and the A.I.F.D, for their summer symposium in Washington D.C from June 30th – July 4th. For five days, you will have the chance to join in on world-class educational sessions, witness inspirational designs, source new products and network with elite florists, event planners, and industry providers. You’ll also have the opportunity to become more familiar with the A.I.F.D. While enjoying the symposium, you’ll be engulfed in the gorgeous city of Washington D.C during the most patriotic time of the year.

Will this be your first time attending? There will be a hospitality orientation to introduce you to other first time attendees and an overview will be provided of what to expect at the event. To learn more about the different programs and sessions, you can do so by viewing the full brochure and schedule for the event by clicking here.


To register for the symposium you can do so online or by downloading and filling out a paper form.

Location & Parking:

Washington Marriot Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Rd NW

Washington, DC 2008

United States

We look forward to seeing you.

Vasesource has its roots in New York City, where it was founded in 1998 by Itzik Yakobi, a man with grand designs on the floral industry. Our aim is to provide an exceptional range of products with personalized customer service. In 2014 Vasesource acquired YBS Imports, a move that gave wholesale florists access to our unique designs. Today we supply floral studios, event planners, hotels and online stores along the East Coast, across the nation, and around the world.
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