Five Days and Counting

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.

Keith Hurley
OFWIM Conference Planning Committee

Sign Up for Conference!

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.

Officer Elections Underway

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.


  • Jeanette Jones
  • Amy Ewing


  • MaryEllen Wickett


  • Craig Koller
  • Joe Kirby
  • Michael Barbour


Got Something to Raffle?

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