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
8 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
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:
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.
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!