Our 2015 Conference opens next week! The Executive and Conference Planning committees invite you to join us at the Huzzah! BBQ Grille (adjacent to the Woodlands) on Sunday evening any time after 6:00 pm for an informal gathering. Food will be available from Huzzah for those looking for dinner.
The registration table will open Monday morning at 8 and the conference will officially kick off at 8:30. Schedules, abstracts and other documents are available on our Meetings & Events page. In an effort to be environmentally conscious, OFWIM will not be providing hard copies of these documents at the meeting. You are welcome to print and bring along copies if you desire. In addition, a mobile-friendly web app is available.
Our best wishes for safe travels and we look forward to meeting or reuniting with you in Virginia.
OFWIM Conference Planning Committee
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.
Register now for OFWIM’s 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. This year’s theme is Turning Data Into Knowledge: Collecting Data to Implement Conservation. Join us for two days of technical presentations, a Hacker’s Ball and poster session, field trips, and a visual communications workshop. Visit our Meetings and Events section for more information.
If you can’t attend the meeting in person this year, consider signing up as a remote participant. And don’t forget to enter our Infographic Contest.
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
Six candidates are running for positions on OFWIM’s Executive Committee. Members in good standing can read candidate bios and cast ballots through September 29. Votes will be tallied and new officers installed at the annual business meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Here’s a list of candidates for the open positions. Visit the elections page for more information.
- Craig Koller
- Joe Kirby
- Michael Barbour
At its Annual Conference OFWIM hosts a raffle to raise funds for the Student Scholarship program. Please consider donating an item for this year’s raffle! To ensure we have an inventory of available prizes, please use this online form to record your donation.
Raffle items may be mailed in advance of the meeting to:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Attention: James Husband
7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400
Henrico, VA 23228
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.