November 6, 2014

On November 4, 2014, FLOAT reached a new plateau in our history....the elusive 200th person paid to register at our "little convention that could". But once we started doing the numbers with staff and teachers and sponsors, we realized in actuality we had about 240 com...

November 4, 2014

"Setting the Bar REALLY High"


FLOAT has had some exciting moments over the years, but nothing quite stands out like our very first convention in 2008. And while there were so many things about that first FLOAT that really stood out, no one can argue that 2008 was the y...

November 3, 2014

"The Stupid Shuffle"


As in life, no matter how much planning you do when it comes to FLOAT, there are always issues that arise that cannot be avoided. But when the hotel your convention is being hosted at double books your space and you're suddenly trying to figure out...

November 2, 2014

"Some Things are Better Broken"


One of FLOAT's most significant and memorable moments actually took place about nine months BEFORE a FLOAT Convention took place if you can believe that. And in fact, it wasn't all that long ago.


While FLOAT has always remained a small c...

November 1, 2014

"Talk About Close...Part Two"


In our last installment, we talked about the famous three-way tie in 2008. This one wasn't exactly a tie situation, but it does also include FLOAT Founding Member Tammy Corzine. 


At FLOAT 2010, we had four designers eligible for Designer o...

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...

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