||The International Association for Pattern Recognition, also known as IAPR in our community, is an association of 45 non-profit scientific organizations concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing in a broad sense. The Swedish Society for Image Analysis (SSBA), founded in 1976, is the Swedish member society of IAPR. Many of us at Vi2 are members of SSBA and as such we can take part in the IAPR activities. Since 2010, I am the Secretary of IAPR. In this talk, I will tell you how to benefit from being part of the community. The major IAPR event is the conference series International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR). The 22nd edition in the series, ICPR 2014, will be hosted by SSBA in Stockholm next August, see http://www.icpr2014.org/. I hereby invite you to join the organisation of this 1200 participants event.