Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2015 Business Meeting:
President – Keith Hurley
President-Elect – Jeanette Jones
Secretary – MaryEllen Wickett
Member-at-Large – Joe Kirby
Service awards were presented to outgoing president Kristin Rogers (now serving as Past President), outgoing member-at-large Amy Ewing, and Jeanette Jones for serving as secretary the past four years.
Our Pre-Conference newsletter is now online, full of information about our upcoming conference which is less than two weeks away.
There is still time to register for what is shaping up to be a great conference. Included in the September newsletter is information about our OFWIM Candidates. Please VOTE, if you have not already done so.
Quality data is useless unless it can be effectively communicated. OFWIM invites you to show off your visual communication skills in the 2015 Infographic Contest! The winner will be announced at our annual conference in Williamsburg, Virginia — but you can enter the contest even if you don’t plan to attend.
How to enter | Download printable contest flyer
The June newsletter is out, with news about our 2015 conference, registration details, and information on how to apply for a travel grant or a student research scholarship. You’ll also find an Introduction to SQL and an update on the FAA’s proposed rule on the use of drones.
Special Offering at OFWIM’s 2015 Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 8 am-noon
When was the last time you used a picture to convey an idea? Join us for a four-hour adventure in the land of visuals, where you’ll work alone and in small teams to:
- Design a concise symbol-based vocabulary to use in brainstorming ideas,
- Apply basic principles of graphic design to visual images you create,
- Turn numerical data into an infographic, and
- Use graphics or images instead of bullet points to tell stories in presentations.
The workshop is being presented by Diane Knudson of the National Conservation Training Center. Diane has her BFA in graphic design/creative writing as well as training in graphic facilitation and teaches many courses at NCTC in both face-to-face and online settings. The workshop is included in the meeting registration, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your visual communication skills.
Our spring newsletter is now available on the Publications page. Read about the FAA’s proposed rules on the use of unmanned aircraft, Travel Grants for OFWIM’s 2015 conference, and our collaborative work with the Information & Technology Section (FITS) of the American Fisheries Society.