October 31, 2014

"Talk About Close...Part One"


For many, a good deal of FLOAT's excitement comes from the Designer Competitions, so it shouldn't surprise you that of our remaining four entries on the countdown, three of them involve such contests at FLOAT. The level of competition has...

October 30, 2014

"Total Recall"


Every year during the Designer Awards Gala, the producers of FLOAT do several raffle drawings, among them is a free registration to the following FLOAT Convention. As you can imagine, this is a highly sought after prize. But it seems that this particular...

October 29, 2014

"Are We Insured for That?"


While FLOAT's color scheme is orange and white, in 2009 it could have been red and white, the international symbol of medical assistance.


During our second convention in Cincinnati, FLOAT had four...that's right....FOUR different people rushe...

October 28, 2014

"Fancy, Fractured....Final Night"


Before it was the Designer Awards Gala, FLOAT simply had Final Night, their last big hurrah before everyone went home. In 2008, FLOAT experienced it's first and possibly most memorable of it's Final Night formal dinners, but not necess...

October 27, 2014

"Carol Nearly Kills a Kid"


There is always one truth that stands hold at any convention, and that is that the teachers want a nice crowd in their classroom. As such, they are willing to go the extra mile to ensure people show up for their particular offering. 


At the v...

October 26, 2014

"The King of Karaoke"


Karaoke has kind of become a fixture at FLOAT, and with the inclusion of Rio Ventura to the family, it's taken front and center. But the truth is karaoke kind of just happened spontaneously at the 2009 convention.


Since that time, there have been...

October 25, 2014

"Tutus for You, Too"


In an effort to expand on our educational offerings, in 2009 FLOAT offered its very first four-hour Master Class. At that time, the Master Class was included as part of the registration, so nearly 125 people packed into the main ballroom at the Gre...