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FLOAT 2024

March 10 - March 14

Mark your calendars as the countdown to FLOAT 2024 has begun! The upcoming convention, taking place in Lombard, IL, promises to be a monumental celebration as it marks the 10th official gathering of balloon enthusiasts from around the world. FLOAT is more than just a convention—it’s a thriving culture, a tight-knit community, and an awe-inspiring phenomenon. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that showcases the best of the balloon industry.

1. A Record-Breaking Convention:
FLOAT 2022, despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, set a new record as the largest convention ever held. With a blend of in-person and virtual participation, FLOAT 2022 left an indelible mark on the history books. Now, the team is gearing up to make FLOAT 2024 an even more unforgettable event.

2. Discover the FLOATiverse:
Beyond the biennial convention, the FLOATiverse offers a myriad of engaging activities throughout the year. From weekly shows and monthly classes to an annual global art project, FLOAT fosters a sense of community and nurtures the growth of balloon artistry. Embrace the FLOAT culture and immerse yourself in a world of endless creativity.

3. Unraveling the Story of FLOAT:
To truly understand the essence of FLOAT, it’s important to delve into its origins. Discover the fascinating journey behind FLOAT and how it has evolved into a prominent force within the balloon industry. Learn more about the unique vision and mission that drive this extraordinary phenomenon.

4. Meet the Instructors:
FLOAT boasts a lineup of renowned instructors who bring their expertise and passion to the convention. Explore the profiles of these talented individuals and get a sneak peek into the exciting classes and workshops they will be leading. The opportunity to learn from these industry experts is an invaluable experience for all attendees.

5. Support from Sponsors:
FLOAT owes its success to the generous support of sponsors who contribute products, equipment, and financial assistance. Take a moment to visit the websites of these esteemed sponsors and consider their offerings for your future business needs. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor at FLOAT 2024, details on how to get involved are available.

6. Location Details:
The Westin Chicago Lombard will be the host venue for FLOAT 2024. Located at 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148, this prestigious hotel provides a convenient and comfortable setting for the convention’s activities.

How to enjoy FLOAT
Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of balloons at FLOAT 2024. From the remarkable convention to the vibrant FLOATiverse, this gathering of balloon enthusiasts offers a chance to connect, learn, and showcase your skills. Join us in celebrating the 10th official FLOAT convention and experience the awe-inspiring magic of the balloon community. Register now and be part of this extraordinary event.


March 10
March 14


The Westin Chicago Lombard
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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