Category Archives: Meetings

First Call for 2019 Abstracts

Knowledge is PowerThe Conference Planning Committee has issued a call for paper and poster presentations at the 2019 Annual OFWIM Conference.  All submissions related to fish and wildlife information management are welcome, particularly those related to the conference theme Knowledge is Power: Technology to Address Emerging Conservation Challenges.

Submit your abstract online – Deadline August 23, 2019
Download announcement flyer

Anticipated sessions include:

  • GIS Tools & Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Application Development
  • Climate Change Effects on Fish and Wildlife Populations
  • Data Sharing Conflicts
  • Emerging Conservation Issues
  • Communicating to Non-Scientific Audiences

Meet Our New Leaders

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2018 Business Meeting:

President – Becca Scully
President-Elect – Karen Horodysky
Member-at-Large – Chelsea Krause

In addition, Michael Barbour was elected to a new term as Treasurer. Service awards were presented to outgoing president Joe Kirby (now serving as Past President) and  outgoing member-at-large Karen Horodysky.

New President Becca Scully gave a formal thank-you to outgoing president Joe Kirby.

A Gathering in the Heartland

It's All About ScaleOur 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!