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Conventions and Activities (updated July 7, 2014)
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AIS Conventions: Calendar/Information
AIS Fall Board Meetings
AIS Section Conventions Listings

  

Photo: Example of an AIS Convention garden tour visit. Conventioneers viewing and enjoying irises rain or shine at one of the convention display gardens on tour at the 2006 AIS Convention in Oregon.  (digital photo from Jim Landers/Ken Fuchs)

AIS Conventions: Calendar/Information
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AIS 2015 Convention: Everyone is now looking forward to the next AIS Convention which returns to Portland Oregon in 2015. The convention will take place May 18-23, 2015 with visits to official iris tour gardens in the surrounding area. It will be followed by the Siberian/Species Convention on May 24-25, 2015.

As usual we have all the convention details conveniently provided here in a special area of the AIS website to assist you in your plans to attend, please follow this link to the information on the AIS 2015 Convention and also the 2015 Siberian/Species Convention: AIS 2015 Convention information

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
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AIS 2015 Convention May 18 - 23, Portland, Oregon
2015 Convention Chair: John Ludi
35071 SE Hwy 211, Boring, OR 97009
phone: (503) 668-9230 | e-mail: kludi@juno.com

2015 Convention Headquarters:
Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach, Oregon
909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
phone: (503) 283-4466
www.redlion.com/jantzenbeach

AIS 2016 Convention May 23-28, Newark, New Jersey
2016 Convention Chair: Paul W. Gossett
1502 S. Boulder #12B, Tulsa, OK 74119
phone: (918) 853-6204 | e-mail: pwgossett@juno.com

2016 Convention Co-Chair: George Boyce
520 Dairy Road, Palmerton, PA 18071-5923
phone: (610) 824-8198 or (607) 857-8732 | e-mail: glenara@aol.com

AIS 2017 Convention May 22-26 Des Moines, Iowa
2017 Convention Chair: Kelly Norris
3149 Kentucky Avenue, Bedford, IA 50833
phone: (515) 777-2356 | e-mail: kellydn@frontiernet.net

2017 Convention Co-Chair: Gary White
701 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68512
phone: (402) 421-6394 | e-mail: in2iris@yahoo.com

AIS Fall Board Meetings
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2014 November 7 - 8 Salt Lake City, Utah
Meeting Chair:
Paul W. Gossett, 1502 S. Boulder Ave #12B, Tulsa, OK 74119-4034
phone: (918) 853-6204 | e-mail:pwgossett@juno.com
Meeting Headquarters:
Hilton Salt Lake City Airport Hotel, 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
phone: (801) 539-1515

2015 November 6 - 7 Omaha, Nebraska
Meeting Chair:
Linda Wilkie, 15115 Grant Circle, Omaha, NE 68116
phone: (402) 3808 e-mail: lrwilkie@gmail.com

2016 November 4 - 5 Sedona, Arizona
Meeting Chair:
Michelle Snyder, 225 Sky Line Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
phone: (928) 282-5867 | e-mail: aissecretary@irises.org
Meeting Headquarters:
Hampton Inn Sedona Hotel
1800 W SR Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4700

AIS Section Conventions Listing
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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. 

Attention convention organizers: Please contact us with the information to have your AIS sectional convention listed. contact via e-mail: aiswebsite@irises.org
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2014 Society For Japanese Irises Convention in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
We will post further convention information here as details are provided by organizers.

Other Activities - Most AIS Sections, AIS Regions and local clubs also have garden tours, activities, and business 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 with a


 
   
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