OFWIM still has funding for a limited number of travel grants to help current or retired professionals attend our October conference in Chattanooga. The application deadline has been extended to September 20.
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. Apply online or download our 2017 Travel Grant Application.
Five candidates are running for positions on OFWIM’s Executive Committee. Members in good standing can read candidate bios and cast ballots through October 3. Votes will be tallied and new officers installed at the annual business meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Register by August 31 to get discount rates at the 2017 OFWIM Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Fees are:
- OFWIM Members: $375 early bird rate; $425 after 8/31
- Non-members: $450 early bird; $500 after 8/31
- Students & Retired Professionals: $200
- One Day Registration: $200
- Remote Access (limit of 19) $100
More about expenses and travel arrangements
OFWIM is now accepting submissions of papers, posters, and panel discussions related to our 2017 conference theme or to fish and wildlife information management in general.
Submit a poster for the “Hacker’s Ball” or a presentation for one of our general sessions. We expect that a limited number of remote access seats will be available. If you can’t travel to Chattanooga, think about joining us virtually and giving a paper from your office. Send session topics, suggested panel discussion topics, and any questions to:
Missouri Department of Conservation
Our June Newsletter is now online, with a preview of our 2017 Conference in Chattanooga and an update on the latest adventures of Captain Jack. Check it out!
OFWIM’s Data Standards and Technology Trends Committee is compiling a list of tools that members have found handy to complete their regular job duties. Take a look at what your colleagues have shared, and use this form to add your favorite tools!
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.