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

Please note that the 2021 AIS National Convention scheduled to be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico has been postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration was postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions that didn’t ease until July.  You can now register for the convention in April 2022.

Stay tuned.

2022 Convention April 11-16 Las Cruces, NM

2022 Convention Co-Chair: Howie Dash
1534 Arco De Goya, Las Cruces, NM 88007
phone:(575)541-4438 | e-mail:

2022 Convention Co-Chair: Scarlett Ayres
phone: H: 575-382-9613 C: 575-621-0171 e-mail:

Iris Enchantment 2021 – Video
Convention website –
Hotel Reservations for the 2022 Convention can now be made using the link on this page –
There will be a Silent Auction!  You can help by donating items.

2023 Convention April 10-15 Dallas, TX

2023 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.

2024 Convention June 17-22 Portland, OR

2024 Convention Co-Chair: Chad Harris
PO Box 346, Washougal, WA 98671-0346

2024 Convention Co-Chair: John Ludi
PO Box 956, Sandy, OR 97055-0956

Hotel: Red Lion On The River, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
Hosted by the Greater Portland Iris Society

AIS Fall Board Meetings

2021 November 6
Meeting Contact: Claire Schneider, Ramona, CA
Meeting Headquarters: Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, San Diego, California
Registration form has further details.

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


Dec 16

Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 24
Apr 28
June 23
July 28
Aug 25
Sept 22
Nov 13 (face-to-face meeting, San Diego, California)
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.

SLI Convention
April 6-9, 2022: Lafayette, LA
More details to follow. See their website for updates:
Guest irises request: Up to 3 rhizomes of up to 5 Louisiana cultivars. 
See complete details:

2022: Seattle, WA
Convention Chair: Patrick Spence
425-770-5984 •
News about the Siberian/Species Convention:

2024 Louisiana & Spuria Iris Joint Mini-Convention
New Dates: April 25-27, 2024: Dallas, TX
2024 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. 2021.  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.