hotel-albuquerqueRegister NOW for this year’s Annual Session, which will be held at the historic Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The room rate of $109 (plus tax) includes free parking and complimentary in-room wi-fi. Located just steps from Old Town Albuquerque for shopping, sightseeing, and dining, the hotel is conveniently located, and with restaurants and opportunities to socialize inside the hotel, as well, it is an ideal venue for AIP.

Survey Logo3AIP-credentialed parliamentarians, be watching your email box for the AIP Certified Parliamentarian Services Survey! This survey will be sent to you by BDI Coordinator W. Craig Henry, CPP-T, PRP, and will include the first salary survey of professional parliamentarians done in some years. The results of this important survey will be distributed at the Business Development Institute (BDI).

BDI LogoThe BDI is open to parliamentarians credentialed by AIP or the National Association of Parliamentarians.  The BDI is titled “Doing it Right – Becoming a Professional Parliamentary Consultant” and will feature topics of interest to both the new and continuing parliamentarian, such as:

  • Making the Transition – From Hobby to Business
  • Clients: How to find them, work with them and when to gently let them go
  • Statistics of the Profession
  • Panel Discussion on working as a professional parliamentary consultant.
  • Automated Software/Hardware Tools

The BDI will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Save your seat by adding this option to your registration now.

ACVB-Balloon Mountain and LadderAlso on August 3, 2016, a very special event will occur when we visit Sandia Peak. We will convoy to the mountain range, then take the Sandia Peak tramway (the longest in the US) to the crest, 10,378 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will enjoy a great view and multi-course meal at the High Finance restaurant. Register yourself and traveling companions for this evening in the most elevated company.

annual session Save the Date 2016The three-day Annual Session will take place on August 4 through 6th. Highlights will be outstanding educational presentations for students at every level of knowledge as well as the business sessions themselves. Special pricing benefits super-early birds and new members. Register now for AIP’s premier annual event.

Finally, for those of you truly wanting to get “above it all” – join your president as she takes a hot-air balloon ride on Monday morning, August 8. Contact her DIRECTLY at for information on times, pricing, and options. Her hope is to have an “all-AIP basket” for the event!

Welcome to the American Institute of Parliamentarians!

This is the premier website for practicing parliamentarians and those interested in the study of meeting management, governance and parliamentary procedure. If you are already an AIP member, we welcome you to visit the member resource section to access tools that will help you in your learning and professional endeavors. If you would like to renew your membership, or your membership has already lapsed, please use this secure online form.

We invite you to become a part of our community by joining AIP today.

AIP’s learning experiences focus on every level of the parliamentary profession. Our programs will enhance your performance as an officer, presiding officer, or informed member. You can expand your knowledge of governance and parliamentary procedure and aid your efforts to make your organization efficient and effective.

Member QuestionsNon Member Questions

For questions please contact AIP. AIP members and guests are encouraged to contact the president with concerns. President Kay Crews will be delighted to provide orientation to someone new to parliamentary procedure or the website. She also will assist members in resolving issues and is always happy to share ideas.

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Newsletter for website

AIP Communicator June 2016 Issue is Online!
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Smile For AIP!

Amazon, that huge retailer of books, entertainment, and merchandise, has a new program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. There is no cost to you or to AIP for this program. You can read about the program here.

Please go to and select the American Institute of Parliamentarians as your charity (or select this link to go right there). Details on registering are found here.

There is no cost to you or to AIP for this program — another reason to Smile For AIP!


Members Directory
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AIPEF Scholarships or Grants
For inquiries relating to AIPEF scholarships or grants, please contact Mary Remson, Chair, AIPEF


Educational Events
AIP sponsors several practicum, workshops, and conferences designed to help the professional development of the practicing professional, new association officer, experienced board member or beginning parliamentary student. These training events focus on: leadership, presiding skills, board governance, parliamentary skills, and not for profit regulations. Each of these educational opportunities offer hands on learning, expert instruction, as well as the chance for idea sharing through strong networking possibilities.