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The premier website for practicing parliamentarians and those interested in the study of meeting management, governance and parliamentary procedure.

Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship to Attend the 2018 Annual Session!

AIP is proud to announce that we will be granting up to 6 scholarships for the Annual Session to be held August 2-4th, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The scholarship will include the included meals within the Annual Session and a waiver of registration for the event.  Travel, other meals and hotels are excluded from this scholarship and will be the responsibility of the participant.  This scholarship is open to all FFA and Student AIP members.  Please send a letter expressing interest and a resume to the AIP Youth Activities and Scholarship Committee Chairman-Al Gage CPP, PRP, PAP at al@algage.com by July 15th, 2018.

AIP Needs Your Help

One very important position is open in AIP. The position is Education Director. The person accepting this post will be leading AIP’s premier team of educators. He/she will be responsible for all the current education programs and for developing new ones. The Eduction Director is also a member of the Board of Directors of AIP. If you are up to this challenge and want to help your organization, please apply by sending an email to president@aippar.org.

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.

The American Institute of Parliamentarians has several extensive certification programs, ensuring that members so designated have met the highest possible standards of parliamentary knowledge.


If you wish to make a donation to AIP, please click here to be taken to the appropriate page.

Annual Session 2017

The AIP Week began with the Business Meeting Workshop. Click here to see some pictures.

On Tuesday, here are pictures from Who Said What: Comparing Parliamentary Authorities. That was followed by another called Writing for Magazines: Form, Function, Fun.

The slide show for the first Business Meeting.

The workshops on the first full day can be seen here as a slideshow.

In the evening, there was a cruise around Tampa Bay.  See the slideshow from it here.

The Workshops of the second day were very interesting.


Please contact AIP. AIP members and guests are encouraged to contact the president with concerns. If you have a question about membership, how to join, etc., please send your inquiry to:

General Inquiry about AIP

In addition, if you have a question about Parliamentary Procedure, feel free to send in your inquiry. If you are not a member, please send it to:

If you are a member, please send that burning question to:

Smile for AIP!

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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.

Some Quick Knowledge

Want to have some fun and wind up with new knowledge. Take a look at Explore AIP  A brief look at Parliamentary Procedure.

East Coast Practicum
The next one will be in June, 2019. The theme will be announced later.

West Coast Practicum
The next one will be in January/February 2019. Start planning to attend what is always an exciting event.

Annual Session

The Annual Session is in New Orleans at the Le Pavillon Hotel, August 2-4, 2018. Click on the link above to find the flyer about the event and Registration Information

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