BLOOM - CONVENTION 2022

Welcome to the 2022 NCSFA Convention! Bloom…creativity takes courage … is coming Aug. 12th – 14th to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in RTP. Florists, designers, wholesalers and growers will come together to reflect the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future.

We’ve rebuilt, we’ve learned, displayed courage, creativity and heart. This is who we are.
Let’s honor those who’ve come before us by educating ourselves, showing our skills through
competition, leadership and mentoring.

Book your rooms early to enjoy the discounted room rate of $98/night. Member and Guest convention tickets are now available below. Full one day and individual program tickets are also available online or at the registration desk.

Check the schedule for our list of talented designers and business programs

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating BLOOM . . creativity takes courage … in August!

Donna Pierce Pittman, AiFD CPF NCCPF
NCSFA President

BLOOM - CONVENTION 2022

Welcome to the 2022 NCSFA Convention! Bloom…creativity takes courage … is coming Aug. 12th – 14th to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in RTP. Florists, designers, wholesalers and growers will come together to reflect the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future.

We’ve rebuilt, we’ve learned, displayed courage, creativity and heart. This is who we are.
Let’s honor those who’ve come before us by educating ourselves, showing our skills through
competition, leadership and mentoring.

Book your rooms early to enjoy the discounted room rate of $98/night. Member and Guest convention tickets are now available below. Full one day and individual program tickets are also available online or at the registration desk.

Check the schedule for our list of talented designers and business programs

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating BLOOM . . creativity takes courage … in August!

Donna Pierce Pittman, AiFD CPF NCCPF
NCSFA President

BLOOM . . . creativity takes courage

NCSFA Convention 2022
Schedule of Events

Events Schedule printed handouts will be available at the Registration table and also included in the center of the Convention magazine in your Welcome packet.

Friday, August 12th
Registration Desk Open 11am

11:00 am – 1:30 pm . . . Registration Desk Open

12:30 pm . . . . Designer of the Year Briefing

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm . . . . D.O.Y.  Competition

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm . . . Registration Desk Open

4:00 pm . . . . NCSFA Board Meeting

1:00 – 3:00 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Competition

4:00 pm . . . . NCSFA Board Meeting

6:00 pm . . . . Headdress / Body Flowers / Mask Competition / Centerpieces — Pieces placed for Judging

6:15 pm . . . . Practice walk-through for Headdress, Body Flowers, and Masks contestants

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm . . . . Welcoming Reception

8:30 . . . . Headdress / Body Flowers / Mask Competitions / Centerpiece:  Presented at the Welcoming Reception

10:00 pm . . . . Clean-Up

Saturday, August 13th
Registration Desk Open 9:00 AM

7:30 am . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Briefing  (RULES PDF)

7:30 am . . . . . Breakfast and NCSFA Board Candidate Speeches (exact time of speeches to be announced)

8:00 am – 10:00 am . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Competition 

8:30 am . . . . Silent Auction Opens

9:00 am – 2:30 pm . . . . Registration Desk Open

9:00 – 10:30 am . . . . Design Program I – Alicia Springfield

10:45 am – 11:15 am . . . . Breakout Session I – Social Media

11:15 am – 12:00 pm . . . . Breakout Session II – Contract Law/Business Practices

Attendee Lunch Break

12:30 pm . . . . Miniatures Contest: Pieces in place at the registration area

12:30 pm . . . . Dogwood Cup Briefing

1:00 – 3:00 pm . . . . Dogwood Cup Competition (Presented program-style on stage)

1:00 pm . . . . Miniatures Contest Judging

1:30 – 3:30 pm . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup – People’s Choice Voting

3:30 – 5:00 pm . . . . Design Program II – Javelin Guilford, NCCPF       

5:30 pm . . . . Past President’s Function

6:30 pm . . . WELCOME Reception – Empire DE

7:00 – 9:00 pm . . . . Members’ Banquet & Awards Presentations

9:15 pm . . . . Clean Up

Sunday, August 14th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm . . . . Brunch & NCSFA Annual Business Meeting

1:30 pm . . . . Doors open / Ticket sales open for Design Program III

10:30 am . . . . Bridal Bouquet Competition Judging

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm . . . . Design Program III 

  • Holly Heider Chapple

If you’d prefer paying for your Convention tickets with a check, click the Printable Registration Form below to open up in a new page for printing.

Printable Registration Form for Mailing

UPDATE per the NCSFA Executive Board vote as of 1:00 pm on Thursday August 4th. The ticket prices WILL REMAIN at the original price and won't be raised after Aug. 1

Enter the Floral Competitions

Like Competition?  Click on the image above or the Button and you’ll be taken to the Competition Entry Form in the Member Zone.  Remember that you must be an Active Member to participate or be an Employee of an Active Member Shop or Business and have a 2022 Convention ticket.

Note:  If you’re participating as an Employee, you’ll have to get your Employer to log-in first to access the Member Zone.

BLOOM . . . creativity takes courage

NOTE:  Convention schedule hand-outs available at Registration table.  Each function location within the hotel included on hand-outs

Friday, August 12th
Registration Desk Open 11am - 1:30pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

11:00 am – 1:30 pm . . . Registration Desk Open

12:30 pm . . . Designer of the Year (DOY) Briefing

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm . . . Designer of the Year Competition

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm . . . Registration Desk Open

4:00 pm . . . NCSFA Board Meeting

6:00 pm . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Mask Competition/Centerpieces:  Pieces placed for judging

6:15 pm . . . Contestant practice (Headdress/Body Flowers/Mask)

7:00 – 10:00 pm . . . Friday Night Welcome Reception 

8:30 pm . . . Headdress/Body Flowers/Mask/Centerpieces:  Presented at the Welcome Reception

Sunday, August 14th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm . . . Brunch & NCSFA Annual Business Meeting

1:30 pm . . . Doors open / Ticket Sales open for Design Pgm III

2:00 – 4:00 pm . . . Design Program III 

  • Holly Heider Chapple

 

 

If you’d prefer paying for your Convention tickets with a check, click the Printable Registration Form below to open up in a new page for printing.

Printable Registration Form for Mailing

Saturday, August 13th
Registration Desk Open 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

7:30 am . . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Briefing  (RULES PDF)

7:30 – 9:00 am . . . . . . Breakfast and NCSFA Board Candidates Speeches (exact time of speeches to be announced)

8:00 – 10:00 am . . . Jim Treadaway Cup Competition

9:00 am – 2:30 pm . . . Registration Desk Open

9:00 – 10:30 am . . . Design Program I – Alicia Springfield

10:45 am – 11:15 am . . . Breakout Session I:  Social Media

11:15 am – 12:00 pm . . . Breakout Session II:  Contract Law/Business Practices

Attendee Lunch Break (On your Own)

12:30 pm . . . Miniatures Contest:  Entries in place at the Registration Area

12:30 pm . . . Dogwood Cup Briefing

1:00 pm . . . Miniatures Contest Judging

1:00 – 3:00 pm . . . Dogwood Cup Competition (Presented program-style on stage)

1:30 – 3:30 pm . . . Jim Treadaway Cup:  People’s Choice Voting

3:30 – 5:00 pm . . . Design Program II – Javelin Guilford

5:30 pm . . . Past Presidents’ Function

6:30 pm . . . WELCOME Reception – Empire DE

7:00 – 9:00 pm . . . Members’ Banquet & Awards Presentation

UPDATE per the NCSFA Executive Board vote as of 1:00 pm on Thursday August 4th. The ticket prices WILL REMAIN at the original Early Bird price and won't be raised after Aug. 1st.

Enter the Floral Competitions

Like Competition?  Click on the image above or the Button and you’ll be taken to the Competition Entry Form in the Member Zone.  Remember that you must be an Active Member to participate or be an Employee of an Active Member Shop or Business and possess a 2022 Convention Ticket.

Note:  If you’re participating as an Employee, you’ll have to get your Employer to log-in first to access the Member Zone.

You must be an Active Paid Member and Logged in to access the discounted room rate.

Purchase Your Tickets Securely with Your Credit Card

Full Weekend Ticket Prices are $275 for Active Members and $325 for Guests.  If you’re an Active Member and logged in, you can purchase your discounted ticket(s) in the Member Zone.  Active Members may also purchase individual events at the discounted price in the Member Zone.  Go there using the Button below.

The online ticket purchasing for guests HAS CLOSED. You can still attend individual events (meals, competitions, workshops, etc.) by purchasing individual tickets at the NCSFA check-in table or call Carol @(336) 427-6086 to purchase a late ticket to be waiting for you when you arrive at the Registration table at the hotel.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS (Guests Only)
Use the below checkout form to purchase any
individual events or All Day Saturday tickets.
Active Members, Go to your Member Zone for Discounted Tickets

Use the below checkout form to purchase any individual events or All Day Saturday tickets. Active Members, Log-in first and then go to your Member Zone for Discounted Tickets

Online Ticket Purchases for Individual Days and Events has expired. Check at the registration table if you need a last minute ticket.

2022 Annual Convention Magazine

Show your support by purchasing an ad in this year's convention magazine.

Deadline to get your ad in this year's magazine
Wednesday June 15th Midnight

Become a Convention Sponsor

Things included are a display booth, two complimentary full weekend passes, one year banner ad on website, access to member florists, etc.

2022 Convention Magazine

Show your support by purchasing an ad in this year's convention magazine.

Deadline to get your ad in this year's magazine
Wednesday June 15th Midnight

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MORE TO COME
BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP
.....artistic design in real time with a unique perspective
3:00 - 4:30 pm Inquire at Registration table

This hands-on workshop will give you mechanical concepts and skills to easily construct intricate and impressive floral accessories to offer beyond corsages. These techniques will set you up to create designs that are updated, fashion-forward and artful while remaining mechanically strong and wearable.
* Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters, and knives.

Heather Ann Miller, NCCPF is the creative director of Eclectic Sage, a Raleigh based event design and floral studio. While spending many years working in the interior architectural design field, Heather also explored product and textile design. During these explorations, she realized she loved the studio experience and started contributing her artistic eye for colors, trends, and design to a wide variety of projects. Her venture with Eclectic Sage bridges her various art forms and allows her to lend a unique perspective to every design. To see some of her work check out her website www.eclecticsage.com and follow her on Instagram where she often shares behind the scene stories. @eclecticsage

Sponsored by the NCSFA Education Committee

FREE to observe for Weekend Ticket Holders - $25 to Participate
Please pre-register so we'll know how many flowers to provide.

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP

FFA WORKSHOP - Impress your AG Department
presented by former NCSFA President
Friday   4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Mendenhall Room
Sherri Suttle, Bostic, NC

Whether you are making arrangements for an FFA banquet , prom, etc. , learn how to make designs with an unexpected twist that will leave students and teachers alike in awe of what just came from the Ag Department! We will be using a variety of flowers, floral products and non traditional design products to create beautiful centerpieces that are sure to be a hit. Sherri will be showing you design tips, tricks and ideas, but this is a hands on class as well. So……. let your creative juices start flowing now!

$15 Discount Coupon for Members in the Members Zone

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY FFA WORKSHOP CHECKOUT

DESIGN II PROGRAM - "Will You Marry Me"
secrets will be revealed from a pro .....
Saturday - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Chimney Rock Room

Flowers are much more than flowers in the 21st century, and to separate yourselves from the competition, you need to do much more than just flowers.  This program will open your eyes to possibilities that have worked well for Fresh Affairs and Michael will share some of their secrets that will help you take a different approach to your consults and services that you should be offering!

Michael Whaley Aifd Cfd has over three decades of experience in the floral industry and has been involved with every aspect during his career. He has a passion for continuing self-education and, more importantly, sharing that acquired knowledge with other designers in the industry. Over the years he has studied with some of the greatest designers in the world including Gregor Lersch, Hitomi Gilliam, Tomas De Bruyne and Per Benjamin among others.  Michael has been awarded NCSFA Designer of the Year and Southern Retail Florist Association Designer of the Year.  His love of interpretive design led him to The Jim Treadway Cup for interpretive design and after winning this coveted competition three times he was inducted into the Jim Treadway Hall of Fame.  He was also a regional representative for Americas Cup, Great American Design Competition.  Michael was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers and has been heavily involved with programs presented at AIFD National Symposium. He is currently the chairman of the National Education Committee, serves as vice president of the Southern Chapter of AIFD, and is an AIFD certified evaluator/judge.  Michael currently works as Creative Director for Fresh Affairs, an upscale wedding and special events studio based in Raleigh, NC. 

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