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 January 2017 newsletter is now available! Check it out for a recap of our 2016 Conference at Ponca State Park, Nebraska. And make plans to attend OFWIM’s 2017 Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Our 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!
These individuals and organizations received recognition at OFWIM’s 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting:
2016 Innovation Award
Missouri Department of Conservation – Waterfowl Hunting Harvest Data
2016 – Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia
2015 – Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee
Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tennessee’s Update to the Protected Areas Database
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa
Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2016 Business Meeting:
President – Jeanette Jones
President-Elect – Joe Kirby
Treasurer – Michael Barbour
Member-at-Large – Rebecca Scully
Service awards were presented to outgoing president Keith Hurley (now serving as Past President), outgoing treasurer Jay Kapalczynski, and outgoing member-at-large Joe Kirby.
More than 50 members and guests attended our 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Speakers shared information on wildlife tracking, mapping, and ways to best make use of all the data that our fish and wildlife organizations collect.