FLOAT 2013 2020 2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004-2007 FLOAT 2013 St. Louis Airport MarriottSt. Louis, Missouri FLOATin’ Gangnam Style! Education is also supposed to be fun, so producer Steve Jones decided to let his hair down a little for a goofy parody bit during Opening Night. Special thanks to Eleonore Nefedova, Dores "Rio" Ventura, Leah Scott and Katie Balloons (not pictured) for lending a hand. The End Result …and here is what Brian's class created! Using non-round balloons, they completely and accurately replicated the FLOAT logo, shown here as people enter the room for another event. Non-Round Balloon Work Some of the most attended classes at FLOAT are the non-round balloon courses that are aimed specifically for decorators. Here, Brian Asman from "The Unpoppables" teaches a class on making large-scale letters... Meet Phineas One other addition at FLOAT in 2013 was our friend "Phineas" This stuffed bear spent the week with us at FLOAT, and then was whisked away by international delegates to (hopefully) travel the world and visit other exotic locations. Phineas' current whereabouts are unknown... Master Class Madness FLOAT offers four-hour Master Classes aimed at specialized subjects and themes. Here, Colin Stewart's class proudly shows off their accomplishment in their Large Scale Sculpture and Decor class. Spontaneous Education at FLOAT One of the great things about FLOAT is that things can happen without notice! After lunch one afternoon, a round table marketing discussion literally broke out in the dining area! In the end, about 15 people took part. Proud as a Peacock Amanda Armstrong, CBA, took First Place in the Large Sculpture Competition with her pair of plumbed beauties. Winter Wonderland Entranceway Anne McGovern, CBA, stands beneath her First Place design in the Entrance Decor Competition. Competitors had to create a concept with a winter theme in mind. The Designer Awards Gala The pinnacle of FLOAT is the Designer Awards Gala. In 2013, the DAG, sponsored by Qualatex, blew everyone away with their gorgeous designs. Special thanks to Alex Arroyo, CBA, Cam Woody, CBA, and Lisa Swiger, CBA, for all their hard work and creativity!