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. More information, such as dates, and what program will AIS present instead of the Convention will be made available soon. Thank you for your understanding.

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:howiedash@aol.com

2022 Convention Co-Chair: Scarlett Ayres
5128 HACIENDA, LAS CRUCES, NM 88011
phone: H: 575-382-9613 C: 575-621-0717 e-mail: sdayres2@aol.com

Iris Enchantment 2021 – Video
Convention website – aisregion23.com/2022-national-convention/

2023 Convention April Dallas, TX

2023 Convention Chair: Bonnie J. Nichols
phone:(214)676-9892 | e-mail: bjnhtn@aol.com
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 Contact: Andi Rivarola, Los Angeles, CA
phone:(818) 802-4188
e-mail: andinsky@gmail.com
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:
January
February
March
May
June
July
August
September
November (Every third year the AIS Fall Board meeting will be held face-to-face at a location selected by the Board.)

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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:
https://zoom.us/j/4358570936

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: https://zoom.us/u/aonK2ElMy

If you need additional information please contact John Jones via email

 
2020

Dec 16

2021
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)
2022
Jan 26
Feb 23
Mar 23
May 25
June 22
July 27
Aug 24
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 23 (day before Thanksgiving)
2023
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.

Rerun in ’21 Median Iris Society
April 22-25, 2021: Oklahoma City, OK
Convention Chair: Randy Moore
405-728-0002 • moore6@hotmail.com
Convention Headquarters:
Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North
6200 N. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Convention Co-Chair: Nick Stewart
580-917-3035 • nicolstew7@yahoo.com

Siberian/Species
2021: Seattle, WA
Convention Chair: Patrick Spence
425-770-5984 • patrick@cascadiairisgardens.com

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: bjnhtn@aol.com
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.