What is the Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit?

Called a “TED Talk for Flower Lovers,” the SUMMIT is a one-day lec­ture series for cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als, thought lead­ers and pio­neer­ing voic­es in the pro­gres­sive Amer­i­can-grown flo­ral com­mu­ni­ty. Designed to stim­u­late curios­i­ty, exam­ine con­ven­tion­al assump­tions and explore con­scious and eth­i­cal prac­tices in the flo­ral indus­try, the Sum­mit agen­da asks speak­ers and audi­ence mem­bers alike to inquire, inform, include, insti­gate and inspire.

Debra Prinz­ing devel­oped the SUMMIT as a new “live” com­po­nent to the Amer­i­can Flow­ers Week cam­paign (June 28-July 4). AFW devotes a week of activ­i­ty via events and social media plat­forms to pro­mote domes­tic flow­ers, raise con­sumer aware­ness and unite America’s flower farm­ers with the U.S. flo­ral indus­try.

Kit attend­ed last year’s inau­gur­al sum­mit in Seat­tle and wrote a lengthy arti­cle about all the won­der­ful pre­sen­ters. It was a price­less day of con­nect­ing with like-mind­ed flo­ral design­ers and flower farm­ers.

JOIN SLOW FLOWERS DOERS AND THINKERS FOR A DAY OF PROGRESSIVE IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
JUNE 29, 2018
AM-5 PM
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C 20008

We are delight­ed to be involved this year with anoth­er fan­tas­tic group of design­ers and farm­ers! Here is a snap­shot of who is pre­sent­ing at The Sum­mit

2018 Slow Flowers Summit Speakers

We will be speak­ing about our busi­ness mod­el and how we blend pro­vid­ing flo­ral edu­ca­tion and design­ing event flo­rals. Here is a full list of the day’s sched­ule:

Slow Flowers Summit Schedule

In 2017, Debra Prinz­ing devel­oped the SUMMIT as a new “live” com­po­nent to the Amer­i­can Flow­ers Week cam­paign (June 28-July 4). This week devotes a vari­ety of events and activ­i­ty on social media plat­forms to pro­mote domes­tic flow­ers, raise con­sumer aware­ness and unite America’s flower farm­ers with the U.S. flo­ral indus­try.

READ MOREBehind the Scenes at the Slow Flow­ers Sum­mit 2017

The 2018 Slow Flow­ers SUMMIT is part­ner­ing with the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Flo­ral Design­ers (AIFD), to co-locate and offer the Sum­mit as a bonus pro­gram tak­ing place the day pri­or to the start of AIFD’s Sym­po­sium. Reserve your space!