Welcome to “Rhythm of the Prairie” in Des Moines, Iowa, the American Iris Society’s National Convention. May 23-27, 2017.  Following is the information you need for:

  • Convention registration
  • Banquet menu choice (added 11/27/16)
  • Convention Rates hotel reservation
  • Geek Dinner registration

Convention Registration

11/27/16 Update – Banquet choices have been added to registration form.  Click here for Convention registration form.  One registration per form and payment can be combined for multiple registrations.  Note that the partial registrations only include each event listed.  See details of what is covered with full registration on the form.

For any Convention related questions or further information contact

2017 Convention Chair: Kelly Norris
1101 25thth Street, Apt. 9; Des Moines, IA 50311

Room Reservations

The Des Moines Marriott Hotel has provided the following information to get Convention Rates.  If you need to contact them directly, the phone number is 515-245-5500.

American Iris Society National Convention

Start date: 5/22/17
End date: 5/28/17
Last day to book: 5/2/17

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown  for 135.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for American Iris Society National Convention

Geek Dinner

The 18th Annual Geek Dinner will be Friday, May 26th.  See all the details and how to register in geek-dinner-web-info (PDF).  The tables always fill up fast and unfortunately pre-registration is necessary. PLEASE RSVP with your check to Joanne Prass-Jones as soon as possible.