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  1. Search AIS Website – See the search window at the top of this page.
  2. The 2021 AIS Awards have been announced!  See the winners with photos or as a printable pdf.  There are twice as many special medal winners this year!
  3. September 1st and 8th webinars.  Also, see the AIS YouTube Channel for earlier webinars.
  4. Reminder – Voting in the AIS Symposium has been extended to September 15, 2021.  Details here.
  5. The 2022 AIS Convention in Las Cruces, NM will have a Silent Auction!  Here’s the request for donating items.
  6. The next Board Zoom Teleconference is Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
  7. Invitation – The 2nd Photographic Contest of “The Iris World” – Deadline March 28, 2021 – Winning photos can now be seen in the Spring 2021 Irises Bulletin beginning on page 20.
  8. The AIS 2021 Spring Bulletin “Irises” is now available in the eMembers section. Click on the “Emembers Login” button at the upper right of this page to access the eMember section.
  9. AIS Board Conference Calls
  10. Future Schedules (for Board teleconf)
  11. Search the AIS Website
  12. News Archive
    1. AIS Non-discrimination Policy
    2. Iris Registration Form to Submit a Photo
    3. AIS Bulletin Archive
    4. AIS Electronic Membership – 2012
    5. AIS RVP Handbook
    6. Iris Encyclopedia – 2011
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2021 Convention Postponed to 2022

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.

Learn more on the AIS Convention page.

Next Board Zoom Teleconference December 8, 2021 - Everyone Invited.

There will be a special AIS Board Teleconference mainly dealing with the budget on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.  You are invited to attend.

This meeting starts at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Reports for this meeting, the agenda, and minutes for the previous meeting will be added as they become available.

Topic: AIS Board of Directors mtg
Time: Dec 8, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Invitation - The 2nd Photographic Contest of "The Iris World"

Note: The 2021 winners can be seen in the Spring 2021 Irises Bulletin beginning on page 20.

You are invited to enter The 2nd Photographic Contest of “The Iris World”.  Hosted by Circolo Fotografico “Citta de Thiene” and Ana Montegrappa S.Giorgio di Perlena, the deadline for entries is March 28, 2021.  This entry form has complete details (English PDF).

More 2020 winners are shown below.

Summer 2021 AIS Bulletin

The Summer 2021 issue of the AIS Bulletin is now available for online viewing within the Emembers section of the AIS Website. Previous AIS Bulletin issues are also available for viewing in this area.

Note: to access this area you must have a current AIS Emembership. AIS Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the website for more details.

AIS Board Conference Calls

The AIS Board is holding 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 or simply calling into a phone conference number. The meetings can be attended using mobile devices as well. 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.) 


Future Schedules:


  • Jan 27
  • Feb 24
  • Mar 24
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • Aug 25
  • Sept 22
  • Oct 27


  • 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
  • April 26
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • Aug 23
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 22 (day before Thanksgiving)

News Archive

AIS Non-discrimination Policy: (December 2012) The AIS Non-discrimination Policy is now posted on the AIS website. To view this please go to: AIS Documents area

Iris Registration Form to submit a photo of a registered iris: A form to accompany the submission of a digital photo of a registered iris is now available for download from the Iris Registrations section of the AIS website. The form may be filled out electronically, saved, and emailed along with a digital photo.

AIS Bulletin Archive. All the AIS Bulletins from the first one issued in 1920 thru 2009 have been scanned and converted to PDFs (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) and placed in an on line library that is now accessible to AIS Emembers through the Emembers page on the AIS website. If you are an Emember, click here to access this new service. If you would like to become and Emember, click here.

AIS Electronic Membership: (January 2012) The AIS announces a new membership service – electronic membership. Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Emembers do not receive printed copies of the AIS Bulletins. Instead, they have access to online AIS Bulletins using an easy to use viewer. Emembers also have access to online viewing of The Basic Iris Culture booklet and access to, the online database of iris registrations and introductions. Additional services may be made available in the future. Please see the Electronic Membership information area of the website for more details.

AIS RVP Handbook: (March 2011)
The newly revised AIS RVP Handbook is now available. This is an Adobe PDF file that can be downloaded/viewed/printed.
For this item please go to: Resources > Archive – AIS Documents

Iris Encyclopedia: (August 2010)
An exciting new American Iris Society(AIS) initiative is the Iris Encyclopedia which is now available at the the following web location: Iris Encyclopedia
For more information on this very interesting and useful venture please go to this special area of the AIS website: What is the Iris Encyclopedia?

The answers to many questions on iris and the American Iris Society (AIS) are found within the AIS website. Please direct any iris questions you may have to your local area AIS RVP or a local iris club. These people will be pleased to help you. A full listing of these contacts for your area is provided under the AIS Regions listing page on this website.

Please send all information for website updates to:
Wayne Messer, e-mail: