Conventions and Activities

AIS Fall Board Meeting

Each year, the AIS also has a Fall Meeting. AIS business is conducted at these meetings, and there are no garden tours. Most participants are AIS Board members, RVPs, and other office holders. All interested AIS members, however, are welcome and encouraged to go. AIS Board meetings are open to all AIS members.

Other Activities

Many AIS Sections, AIS Regions and local clubs also have garden tours, activities and meetings that you can participate in. For further information and details please contact your local AIS RVP or a local club leader (see Local Iris Societies). These people will be pleased to help you with your iris interest and to connect you with a local iris group.

Interested in hosting an AIS Convention?

The AIS has prepared a handbook to be used as a reference guide when considering, planning and producing an AIS Convention. An outline on the hosting of an AIS Fall Board Meeting is also included. Please follow this link to the AIS Documents page to download the AIS Convention Handbook

AIS Conventions: Calendar/Information

AIS 2020 Convention  May 18 — 23, 2020, Newark, NJ – CANCELLED – Details here

2020 Convention Co- Chair: Andi Rivarola
Phone: (818) 802-4188 | email:

2020 Convention Co- Chair: Gary White
Phone: (402) 890-3689 | email:

2020 Convention Registrar: Jill Bonino
Registration information at: 2020 Convention Registration

Geek Dinner – Friday Night at the 2020 Convention

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Newark Liberty International Airport, 1 Hotel Road, 
Newark, NJ 07114
Phone: (973) 623-0006

Standard Room Rates are $139 per night.
Discounted Self-Parking @ $15 per night (usually $30).
FREE High-speed Internet available in guest rooms.

Phone Reservations
Marriott Reservations in the US and Canada: 1-888-236-2427
The Ritz-Carlton, US and Canada: 800-542-8680

2021 Convention April 12-17 Las Cruces, NM

2021 Convention Co-Chair: Howie Dash
1534 Arco De Goya, Las Cruces, NM 88007
phone:(575)541-4438 |

2021 Convention Co-Chair: Scarlett Ayres
phone: H: 575-382-9613 C: 575-621-0717 e-mail:

Iris Enchantment 2021 – Video
Convention website –

2022 Convention April 11-16 Dallas, TX

2022 Convention Chair: Bonnie J. Nichols
phone:(214)676-9892 | e-mail:
Guest irises requestUp to three rhizomes of each median, early tall bearded, aril, and aril-bred varieties will be accepted between July 31 and August 31. 2020.  Complete details AIS Irises Bulletin Winter 2020 page 20.

AIS Fall Board Meetings

2021 November 5-6 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Meeting Chair: Paul W. Gossett, 3854 South Cincinnati Avenue Tulsa, OK 74105
phone:(918) 853-6204
Meeting Headquarters: TBA

AIS Teleconference Board Meetings

The AIS Board holds monthly Board meetings using an electronic conferencing program named Zoom.

The meetings are open to anyone. Participants may join the meeting using a web browser, a mobile device, or simply calling into a phone conference number.  For information on using the Zoom software please go to: The Zoom Help Center

The meetings are scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of the selected months and start at 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Electronic meetings are held in the following months:
November (Every third year the AIS Fall Board meeting will be held face-to-face at a location selected by the Board.)

For the next AIS Electronic Board meeting see the schedule below.
All meetings start at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
The meeting parameters are the same for each meeting:
Meeting ID: 435 857 0936

To join an AIS Zoom meeting using a browser go to:

One tap mobile
+16465588656,,4358570936# US (New York)
+17207072699,,4358570936# US

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 720 707 2699 US
Find your local number:

If you need additional information please contact John Jones via email

June 26
July 24
Aug 28
Sept 25
Oct 23
Dec 4
Jan 22
Feb 26
Mar 25
Apr 22
June 24
July 22
Aug 26
Sept 23
Oct 28
Nov 25 (day before Thanksgiving)
Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 24
Apr 28
June 23
July 28
Aug 25
Sept 22
Nov 5-6 (face-to-face meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Jan 26
Feb 23
Mar 23
May 25
June 22
July 27
Aug 24
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 23 (day before Thanksgiving)
Jan 25
Feb 22
Mar 22
June 28
July 26
Aug 23
Sept 27
Oct 25
Nov 22 (day before Thanksgiving)

AIS Section Conventions Listing

Each year there are a number of mini-conventions held by the various sectional organizations that are affiliated with the AIS. This is a reference listing of those events that has been compiled for your convenience.

Society for Louisiana Irises
April 3-5, 2020, New Orleans, LA – CANCELLED – Details here.
Convention Headquarters:
Crown Plaza New Orleans-Airport
2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana 70062
Room rates $109 per night plus tax. Includes breakfast for 2,
free wifi and free parking.
Contact: Joe Mussachia • 985-209-2917
Convention details:

Median Iris Society
April 16–18, 2020: Oklahoma City, OK – CANCELLED – Details here.
Convention Chair: Randy Moore
405-728-0002 •
Convention Headquarters:
Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North
6200 N. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Convention website:

Society for Japanese Irises
July 17–18, 2020: Nova Scotia, Canada
Convention Headquarters:
Holiday Inn Truco • 902-895-1651
Patrick Spence •
Jody Nolin •
Details on SJI website:

2021: Seattle, WA
Convention Chair: Patrick Spence
425-770-5984 •

2023 Louisiana & Spuria Iris Joint Mini-Convention
April 27-29, 2023: Dallas, TX
2023 Convention Chair: Bonnie J. Nichols
phone:(214)676-9892 | e-mail:
Guest irises requestUp to three rhizomes of each Louisiana and spuria varieties will be accepted between September 1 and September 30. 2023.  Complete details AIS Irises Bulletin Winter 2020 page 21.

Attention convention organizers: Publicize your event. Please contact us with the information to have your AIS sectional convention listed here.