• Thursday, March 15, 2018

    4:30pm-9:30pm Illinois Certified Professional Florist (ICPF) Comprehensive Assessment (click here for more information)

    4:30pm-9:30pm Illinois Certified Designer Assessment (ICD) Assessment (click here for more information)

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    8:00am-4:00pm Advanced Hands-On Workshop:

    A Day in the Life of ISFA Bootcamp Presented by 

    Judi Borah AIFD, CFD, ICPF, Certified AIFD Judge, Rae Roberts-Griffin AIFD, CFD, ICPF,  Trisha Locke AIFD, CFD, ICPF, Certified AIFD Judge, Julia Marie P. Schmitt AIFD, CFD, ICPF, EMC, Jonathan Reiman AIFD, CFD, ICPF

    Explore the four weekend ISFA Bootcamps in an one day advanced workshop.  Following the current trends pertaining to the four Bootcamp themes of “Everyday Love Potions”, “Consoling Creations”, “Wedding Dreams Fulfilled”, and “Creative Celebrations”, you will learning from 4 instructors and creating four different designs for everyday, wedding, sympathy and holiday!   

    3:00-6:00pm Registration Open

    4:00-6:00pm Tablescape Contest (click here for more information)

    4:30-6:30pm Land of Lincoln Contest (click here for more information)

    5:30-7:00pm Past President's & Hall of Fame Recipients Dinner

    6:00-8:00pm MarketPlace Cocktail Reception

    8:00-9:00pm Stage Presentation:

    Through the Years presented by Katy Selmi AIFD, CFD, ICPF

    Katy Selmi will open our Annual Floral Design Show “Start With Color”

    this year with a presentation that will take you “through the years.”  Katy will take you on a little girl’s journey through life and the impact flowers and color can have on each occasion that she attends.  We will start with Dance Recital flowers and ideas that will hook your “little girls” from day 1 to get them to come back for more.  We will then take the girls through homecoming/prom, displaying some new ideas for flowers to wear that will make your client’s stand out among the rest!  Finally, we will take you to their wedding day- displaying bridal bouquets and the color impact that they have.  Katy will take you through some tips and trends along the journey that may increase sales and visibility with your business. 

    So sit back…. Relax…. And Watch as we bring you “Through the Years” 

    9:15-11:30pm Hospitality Suite Open

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    8:00-5:00pm Registration Open

    8:30-5:00pm MarketPlace Open

    8:30-10:00am Hands-On Workshop:  

    Prom Trends, 2018 presented by Patience Pickner AIFD & Ace Berry AIFD​

    Using color, unique flowers and unusual armatures and placement for swoonworthy prom flowers. 

    Sponsored by Design Master and Oasis

    9:30-11:30am Designer of the Year Contest (click here for more information)

    10:00-11:00am Stage Presentation: 

    No More Guessing…an in-depth look at the Floral Purchase Tracking Study and what it means for your business presented by Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI ​

    Join Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI as she walks you through the Floral Purchase Tracking Study, a comprehensive 12-month study and analysis of real floral purchases.  Released by the American Floral Endowment in fall 2017, Suzie will reveal key findings and will demonstrate how you can put this valuable data to work in your daily business practices.  Walk away with creative ideas, and the tools you need to put the study results to work and increase your sales.

    Sponsored by American Floral Endowment

    11:00-12:30pm Open Seating Luncheon

    12:00-1:30pm Hands-On Workshop:

    All About the Garland  presented by Sheryl Timmermann AIFD, CFD, ICPF 

    Join Sheryl as she techniques cost effective ways on how to create decorative garlands for your weddings & events!

    Sponsored by AIFD North Central 

    12:30-1:30pm Student Design Competition

    12:30-1:30pm Stage Presentation:

    Let’s Talk Flowers panel discussion with  

    Join us for a panel discussion regarding trends, tips, and tricks on how to have a successful floral business. 

    12:30-1:30pm Hands-On Workshop:

    Foliage Manipulation presented by Helen Miller AIFD  

    Upgrade your designs with amazing foliage techniques that will help you create unique and profitable designs.

    Sponsored by Kennicott Brothers


    1:00-4:30pm Corsage Bar Open

    2:00-4:00pm Stage Presentation: 

    Sympathy, Making an Impact with Color presented by Patience Pickner AIFD & Ace Berry AIFD​

    Showing the importance of color selection for maximum effect,  and how to achieve it both naturally with flower and container selection and with the use of color enhancers by Design Master.

    Sponsored by Design Master and Oasis

    4:00pm Body Flower Contest Pick Up @ ICPF Booth (click here for more information)

    5:00pm MarketPlace Closes

    6:00-7:00pm Board Photos

    6:00-7:00pm Cocktail Reception

    7:00-8:30pm Presidential Ball/ Awards Ceremony

    8:30-11:00pm Celebration

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    8:30-12:00pm Registration Open

    8:30-3:00pm MarketPlace Open (complimentary coffee and tea until 11:00)

    8:30-10:00am Hands-On Workshop:  

    Hot Glue Armatures presented by Helen Miller AIFD 

    Learn how to create armatures using your old friend the GLUE GUN! Join Helen as she teaches new ways to be creative and unique with your floral designs.

    (please bring your glue gun)

    Sponsored by Kennicott Brothers

    8:45-10:15am Hands-On Workshop:  

    Prom Trends, 2018 presented by Patience Pickner AIFD & Ace Berry AIFD​

    Using color, unique flowers and unusual armatures and placement for swoonworthy prom flowers. 

    Sponsored by Design Master and Oasis

    10:30-12:00pm Stage Presentation:

    Color.....An Element of Design presented by FTD Education Consultant Ann Jordan AIFD, AAF, mmfd 

    Color is the most important element of design. Customers are drawn to your work by choice of color, but do you understand why? As designers, merchandisers, advertisers, buyers, and sales people, you must understand the importance of the proper use of color to know the appeal it has to your customers and how it influences their buying decisions. In this program, Ann will teach you how to incorporate the color trends into your everyday and holiday designs.

    Sponsored by FTD

    12:30-1:30pm Luncheon/Annual Meeting

    2:00-3:30pm Stage Presentation:                                                                                                                            TBA

      presented by  


    Sponsored by Teleflora


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