Conventions and Activities

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AIS Conventions: Calendar/Information
AIS Fall Board Meetings
AIS Teleconference Board Meetings
AIS Section Conventions

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

2024 AIS/Japanese National Iris Convention
June 26-29 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: Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
Hosted by the Greater Portland Iris Society

2025 Convention June 2-7 Billings, MT

2025 Convention Co-Chair: Delane H. Langton

2025 Convention Co-Chair: Jane Tibbs

2025 Convention Co-Chair: Tina Muller

Guest irises requestUp to three rhizomes of each median, tall bearded, and aril-bred varieties will be accepted between July 10 and August 10, 2023Complete details AIS Irises Bulletin Winter 2023 page 20.

AIS Fall Board Meetings

In-person Fall Board Meetings now occur every third year. The most recent was 2021 and the next one will be November 2024.
More information on the 2024 meeting will be added here as it becomes available.

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.  Registration is required and a link to register will be in the issue of News & Notes before the meeting.

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.)


See the News & Events page for more details on the next upcoming meeting and a possibly updated link for Zoom.



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)
Nov  (every third year is an in-person meeting)

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.

2024 Louisiana & Spuria Iris Joint Mini-Convention
New Dates: April 26-28, 2024: Dallas, TX
2024 Convention Chair: Bonnie J. Nichols
2024 Louisiana & Spuria: Schedule & Registration Form
phone:(214)676-9892 | e-mail: bjnhtn@aol.comGuest 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.