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The American Iris Society (AIS) hosts National Conventions annually during the Spring Iris bloom with opportunities to tour iris gardens, attend educational presentations, meet and talk with irisarians and iris hybridizers (the folks that create new iris), enjoy welcome and awards dinners, purchase iris items from the AIS storefront and boutique, and participate in iris auctions. There is also a business meeting held during a Spring convention. The Spring conventions are hosted by AIS Affiliate Societies and Regions at varying locations each year across the United States and in Canada.

There are a number of popularity convention awards that result from convention attendee voting. Attendees do not have to be members of the AIS to particpate in the popularity voting. The popularity awards are listed below with links to each of the awards' pages:

  • President's Cup
  • Franklin Cook Cup
  • Ben Hager Cup
  • Zurbrigg-Mahan Seedling Cup
  • Gerald Richardson Award

There is also a Fall meeting held which is primarlily a business meeting. Previously the annual Fall meetings were held as in person meetings. Currently the Fall meetings are held in person every third year with the other two years being held virtually. The in person Fall meetings are also hosted by AIS Affilaites or members of AIS Affiliates at varying locations. For a printable list of the Fall Meetings click here.

Link to the Conventions Page on the AIS website.

The AIS National Conventions by Decade


2025 AIS ConventionBillings, MontanaHosted by: Big Sky Iris ClubAIS Region 112024 AIS ConventionPortland, OregonHosted by: Greater Portland Iris SocietyAIS Region 132023 AIS ConventionDallas, TexasHosted by: Iris Society of DallasAIS Region 172022 AIS ConventionLas Cruces, New MexicoMesilla Valley Iris SocietyAIS Region 232021 AIS ConventionLas Cruces, New MexicoCancelled by PandemicRescheduled to 20222020 AIS ConventionNewark, New JerseyCancelled by Pandemic


2019 AIS ConventionSan Ramon, CaliforniaHosted by: AIS Region 14AIS Region 142017 AIS ConventionDes Moines, IowaAIS Region 212015 AIS ConventionPortland, OregonGreater Portland Iris Society2014 AIS Convention Dallas, Texas2013 AIS Convention Dallas, Texas2012 AIS Convention Ontario, California2011 AIS Convention Victoria, British Columbia2010 AIS Convention Madison, Wisconsin


Overland Park, Kansas, May 11-16, 2009 Austin, Texas, April 14-19, 2008 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007 Portland, Oregon, May 22-27, 2006 St Louis, MO 2005
Fresno, CA 2004 Falls Church, VA 2003 Memphis, TN 2002 Hunt Valley, MD (PA) 2001 Dallas, TX 2000


Oklahoma City, OK 1999 Denver, CO 1998 Detroit, MI 1998 Sacramento, CA 1996 New York, NY 1995
Portland, OR 1994 Fort Worth, TX 1993 Atlanta, GA 1992 Washington. D. C. 1991 Omaha, NE 1990


Memphis, TN 1989 Oklahoma City, OK 1988 Phoenix, AZ 1987 San Jose, CA 1986 Philadelphia, PA 1985
Seattle, WA 1984 Boston, MA 1983 Denver, CO 1982 St. Louis, MO 1981 Tulsa, OK 1980


Huntsville, AL 1979 San jose, CA 1978 Memphis, TN 1977 Lansing, MI 1976 San Diego, CA 1975
Roanoke, VA 1974 Philadelphia, PA 1973 Portland, OR 1972 Wichita, KS 1971 New York City, NY 1970


Milwaukee, WI 1969 San Francisco, CA 1968 Denver, CO 1967 Newark, NJ 1966 Memphis, TN 1965
Chicago, IL 1964 Denver, CO 1963 Kansas City, MO 1962 Newark, NJ 1961 Portland, OR 1960


Oklahoma City, OK 1959 Syracuse, NY 1958 Memphis, TN 1957 Los Angeles, CA 1956 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1955
Salt Lake City, UT 1954 Boston, MA 1953 St. Louis, MO 1952 Shreveport, LA 1951 Sioux City, IA 1950


Portland, OR 1949 Nashville, TN 1948 Evanston, IL 1947 Boston, MA 1946 1945 Postponed
1944 Postponed Iowa 1943 Postponed New England 1942 Postponed Nashville, TN 1941 Evanston, IL 1940

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Fall meetings; - - - -

  • 2016 Sedona, Arizona November 4-5
  • 2015 Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2013 New Orleans, LA
  • 2012 Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011 Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 Portland, OR
  • 2009 Tulsa, OK
  • 2008 Las Vegas, NE
  • 2007 Raleigh/Durham, NC
  • 2006 Kansas CIty, MO
  • 2005 Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004 Little Rock, AR
  • 2003 Tucson, AZ
  • 2002 Ft Worth, TX
  • 2001 Greensboro, NC
  • 2000 Lincoln, NE
  • 1999 St Louis, MO
  • 1998 Bedford, MA
  • 1997 Austin, TX
  • 1996 Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1995 Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1994 Albuquerque, NM
  • 1993 Tulsa, OK
  • 1992 Overland Park, KS
  • 1991 Indianapolis, IN
  • 1990 Dallas, TX
  • 1989 Wichita, KS
  • 1988 Ft Worth, TX
  • 1987 Memphis, TN
  • 1986 Tulsa, OK


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