Conference Registration Opens Soon

Registration opens June 29 for OFWIM’s 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting  in Williamsburg, Virginia. Papers, posters and ideas for panel discussions are being accepted through July 10. Submit abstracts online or contact Keith Hurley at with your questions.

This year’s theme is Turning Data Into Knowledge: Collecting Data to Implement Conservation. Visit our Meetings and Events section for more information on this year’s conference.

Communicate Visually! Workshop

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.

2015 Student Research Scholarship

2015 Student Scholarship Application | Deadline July 31, 2015

In conjunction with its Conference and Annual Meeting, OFWIM invites graduate students in fisheries or wildlife science to share their research with conference attendees. The Student Research Scholarship Award recognizes academic and professional excellence and supports attendance at the conference.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 scholarship award. The award will be made to one graduate student who is local to the conference and working towards a graduate program such as a Graduate Certificate Program, Master’s degree or PhD.

The recipient must present a formal paper on the research project prospectus during the 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 27 – October 1. The recipient must also present a formal paper on the project results at the 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Innovation Award

Innovation Award graphic Innovation Award Nomination Form | Deadline: August 1, 2015

The Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers invites individuals and conservation organizations to apply for the Innovation Award, which recognizes excellence in the advancement of fish and wildlife information management technology or processes. Nominees may be individuals or agencies/organizations,
The winner will be announced at the 2015 conference in Virginia and will receive a 1-year free membership to OFWIM.