The American Iris Society (AIS) was founded in 1920, "and exists for the sole purpose of promoting the culture and improvement of the Iris." This official AIS website serves as an information resource for iris aficionados and AIS members. The site contains information about AIS awards, membership, upcoming conventions, and the annual Symposium--a "popularity poll of Tall Bearded Iris conducted by the AIS." In addition, the site has sections regarding Iris Registration, Iris Classification, online iris email groups, and related links. Of course the site also contains a small photo gallery featuring beautiful images of award-winning irises, and a brief article on growing and planting irises. The AIS is divided into 24 regions across the U.S. and Canada with local iris organizations in each region. Site visitors will find contact information for numerous AIS regional organizations, and for the AIS region vice presidents.