The 2015 FLOAT Convention
"A Home with Sole"
Laurie Straus, CBA, won the Large Sculpture competition with her "Little Old Lady in the Shoe" entry.
"Hooray for Hollywood!"
Robin Veach, CBA, and her team stand beneath her First Place design in the Entrance Decor Competition. Competitors had to create a concept with a Hollywood tribute in mind.
Marlys Parra, CBA, took top honors in the Table Centerpiece Competition with her adorable design. Contestants had to work with a "Sweet Sixteen" focus.
Welcome to FLOAT!
Alma Vasquez and Bobbie McAvoy stand in front of a squiggle entrance created in David Mahoney's class during FLOAT 2015.
Titans of FLOAT
Two of FLOAT 2015's more popular instructors, Dante Longhi and David Mahoney pose for a photo inbetween classes.
ORANGE You Glad FLOAT is Back?
Our Opening Night Kick Off Party features a costume theme where delegates are encouraged to where as much orange as possible!
Students scramble to take photos of the techniques Marlys Parra demonstrates in her bonus class,
Working Under Pressure
Ima Akwara, CBA, works diligently on her table centerpiece competition entry. Ima took second in the event as well as captured the Delegates' Choice Award for the same event.
The Language of Balloons
FLOAT's "La Familia" program paired Spanish speaking students and instructors who wouldn't normally learn from one another. Here, Edna Peinado translates an answer from Romina Finali, an instructor from Spain.
On the Right Track
Dante Longhi, CBA, showcases one of his popular designs during his Master Class at FLOAT 2015.
Foils, Foils, FOILS!
FLOAT 2015 featured a foil balloon master class with Dianna Glandon, CBA, as well as our first ever "Foil Jam" where delegates got the chance to play with balloons like twisters do at their jam sessions. The Foil Jam will be repeated in 2017.