AIS 2017 Convention (updated December 27, 2016)
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The AIS Region 21 group, host for the 2017 American Iris Society Convention, invites all iris friends to Des Moines, Iowa. The 2017 AIS Convention will take place from May 23 to May 27, 2017.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is one of the host gardens and the site of the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception for the AIS 2017 Convention. Here you will see iris displays as well as visit official guest irises. Convention attendees will tour at six Des Moines area gardens, including two public gardens and see a further compliment of official guest irises. Visitors to the convention will observe hybridizers efforts of the past and new and exciting irises of the future.
2017 Convention Chairperson
AIS 2017 Convention May 23-27 Des Moines, Iowa
2017 Convention Co-Chair: Gary White
2017 Convention Headquarters:
Follow this link below to book accommodation at the special AIS 2017 convention group rate: Des Moines Marriott group rate for American Iris Society National Convention
Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee.
One of the tallest buildings in downtown Des Moines, the 33 storey Des Moines Marriott Hotel is easy to spot.
2015 Conventions Registrar:
The Registration Form contains the full details of costs, dates and any options.
Convention Schedule of Events
Note: This may change slightly and the most current schedule is posted by the event organizers on their website.
What a great way to have dinner for anyone! Have you heard how much fun the Geek Dinner is? Eat with geeks and non-geeks that have learned what a fun time everyone has. You don't have to be a computer person to attend ...just join a bunch of great iris folks for dinner. First, dinner and good conversation among iris friends and then, door prizes and an auction for more entertainment.
After having spent your day getting off the tour bus ...rushing around the garden trying not to miss anything ...then back on the bus to the next garden to repeat the same thing again ...there is no better way to wind down your day than a relaxed evening with friends at the Geek Dinner reviewing all those iris that are now on your "wish list."
First there is meeting with all your friends and making new ones. If you happen to be a subscriber to one of the iris lists or electronic robins, you can meet other members and put faces to all those funny email names. Of course there is a great meal.
Then the real fun for the night… The Geek Dinner Auction where you get to bid on new iris introductions, gift certificates from commercial iris growers, and iris themed items. The proceeds from the auction go directly into the American Iris Society Electronics Services fund that sponsors such things as the digital projector for slide shows and online AIS Bulletin archives. Oh and of course some great doorprizes.
Now is the time to make plans for the 18th annual Geek Dinner being held during the AIS 2017 Convention. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones.
The tables always fill up fast and unfortunately pre-registration is necessary. PLEASE RSVP with your check to Joanne Prass-Jones as soon as possible.
COST: $35.00 (not included in convention registration fee)
To ensure your place you must RSVP to Joanne Prass-Jones and send her your check
Make check payable to: Joanne Prass-Jones
Also, if you have items to donate to the auction, please let John Jones know at: email@example.com as soon as possible so we can prepare the auction.
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