ISBA is a not-for-profit 501 (c) organization incorporated in the state of Iowa, USA and exempt from U.S. Income Tax under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The purpose of ISBA is to promote the development and application of Bayesian statistical theory. Membership dues are used to sponsor and organize meetings to provide a focal point for those interested in Bayesian inference and applications, and to support the publication of the society sponsored journal Bayesian Analysis. In addition, ISBA administers several funds that provide some of the most prestigious awards in the Bayesian community. ISBA does not pay any compensation to any of the officers (elected or appointed), directors or trustees. ISBA does not attempt to influence national, state, or local legislation, including any attempt to influence public opinion on a legislative matter or referendum. Information on how to join ISBA or ISBA Sections and Chapters, or renew membership, can be found under Membership.
The rules by which ISBA governs itself can be found under Bylaws and Constitution. The ISBA Book of Procedures provides current operating procedures for ISBA Officers and Commitees, including an annual calendar of duties.
To learn who the current officers are and what committees are operating and their memberships see Officers and Committees. Results of the most recent election, or candidates for the upcoming one, are at Elections.