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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AIFD National Symposium • Chicago Hilton

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Early Registration $299 by January 12 midnight
$349 by May 15th
$399 after May 15th

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The morning Lecture and Demonstration will illustrate a variety of styles showcasing the flowers that each attendee will work with hands-on, later in the day with emphasis on:

  • working away from the container
  • working with line, form and decorative elements
  • working with several contemporary floral design techniques
  • working in water, in glass vases and in glass test tubes
  • working with transparency and scale
  • working with rules of proportion

Bart Hassam
was born in 1977 in the town of Bundaberg on the east coast of Australia and was brought up there by his maternal grandparents. His paternal grandmother encouraged his passion of flowers and plants and introduced him to the world of floral design. He created his first wedding bouquet for a family wedding at age 13 and competed frequently in Floral Art competitions. After graduating secondary school, he went on to further study and completed a Certificate of Commercial Floristry in 1996.

From 1996 to 2004, Bart had the opportunity to spend most of this period working in Japan as a floral design assistant to Japanese Floral Designer Yoko Takahashi. Since 2004, Bart returned to Australia to pursue a professional floral design career as well as competitive floristry – winning Interflora Australian Florist of the Year 5 times and winning the 2011 Intercontinental | Asia Cup held in Taiwan.

In 2012, Bart became Head Designer for French Flowers in Brisbane. In 2018, he co-created Maison Fleur Floral Design – two studio flower boutiques in Brisbane. He exhibits, demonstrates and teaches floral design regularly in countries all around the world. In 2018, Bart was selected to represent Australia at the 2019 World Cup of Floral Design and became the eventual 
FTD World Cup Champion of Floral Design in Philadelphia 2019.

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