Travel Grants for 2017

Excited about our 2017 Conference in Chattanooga? Need help with expenses? As in previous years, OFWIM will offer a limited number of travel grants to help current or retired professionals attend our conference and annual meeting.

Grant recipients will be eligible for reimbursement of conference-related expenses up to $500, plus waiving of the conference registration fee. Each recipient must present a formal paper at the conference and follow up with a newsletter article related to the presentation topic. Application deadline is July 10, 2017. Apply online or download our 2017 Travel Grant Application.

Renew Your Membership Online!

OFWIM members can now renew and pay membership dues online through PayPal. If you haven’t yet paid your 2017 dues, request a private link to access your record and get started.

If you are not yet a member of OFWIM, you can join by filling out the New Member form and paying any applicable dues. Members get access to our Groupsite account and discounts on registration fees at our Annual Conference. Visit our Membership page for more information.

OFWIM Awards

With snow still blanketing some parts of the continent, summer may seem a long way off. But it’s not too early to start thinking about rewarding information management excellence in 2017.

Innovation Award
Nomination deadline August 1

Each year, OFWIM recognizes a creative use of technology with the Innovation Award. Nominees may be individuals, teams or organizations, and they need not be OFWIM members. Read more about this award and download a nomination form.

Student Research Scholarship
Apply by July 31

Graduate students who are local to our 2017 Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, may apply for the research scholarship. One student will get travel expenses and an opportunity to present their research at the conference. Details and an application form are available in our Awards section.

A Gathering in the Heartland

It's All About ScaleOur 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting at Ponca state Park, Nebraska, was a great networking session, with members and guests from 17 states and one agency in Canada. The program included presentations by our 2016 Student Scholarship recipient, Kayla Key; as well as 2015 recipient Daniel Walker. Many attendees took home prizes from the raffle, which raised $250 for the scholarship fund. Visit the conference page for photos, proceedings, and an account of our almost-rained-out field trip to area conservation sites!