Meetings and Events

Let's Partner - Moving Forward Together

Make plans now to join OFWIM at its 2018 Conference & Business Meeting November 4-8 in Hood River, Oregon.

Quick Links

About the Area

Hood River is located 60 miles from the Portland airport in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. We are planning a great conference focusing on partnerships and managing information across jurisdictions. We’ll have drone demonstrations, visits to salmon habitat restoration projects, and a panel on the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. In addition, Hood River is a go-to destination for foodies, adventurers, history buffs, and adrenaline junkies. It’s brimming with scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, craft breweries, wineries, and farm fresh bounty.

Registration Fees

Everyone is welcome at our meetings, but OFWIM members get the best conference rates! Visit our Membership page to join or update your membership.

  • Early Bird Registration  (by 9/30)
    • OFWIM Member: $375
    • Non-Member: $450
  • After 9/30
    • OFWIM Member: $425
    •  Non-Member: $500
  • Student: $200
  • Retired Professional: $200
  • One-day: $200
  • Remote Access (19 spots available): $100

Plan Now to Attend 2018 Conference

Join us in Hood River, Oregon, November 4-8 for the 26th Annual Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Conference and Business Meeting! Register Online Download Conference Flyer More Information  


Raffle Items Wanted

Each year at OFWIM’s Annual Conference, attendees have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a wide range of fish- and wildlife-related items. Proceeds from ticket sales support our student scholarship program. We hope you’ll donate one or more items for this year’s raffle! Items may be shipped to: UPS or FedEx: OFWIM Meeting c/o … Continue reading Raffle Items Wanted


Good Times in Tennessee

Over 40 OFWIM members and other professionals attended our 2017 conference at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. We had fine weather for field sessions and a full slate of posters and presentations that explored new ways of sharing fish and wildlife data with decision makers and the general public.


Welcome Our New Officers

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2017 Business Meeting: President – Joe Kirby President-Elect – Becca Scully Member-at-Large – Karen Horodysky In addition, MaryEllen Wickett was elected to a second term as Secretary. Service awards were presented to outgoing president Jeanette Jones (now serving as Past President) and  outgoing member-at-large Becca Scully.


Just in Time for Fall

Our September pre-conference newsletter is now available. Read up for a list of presentation topics, details on field sessions, and a preview of the bonus map-making workshop. This newsletter also contains photos and brief bios of Executive Committee candidates for 2017-2018. Vote online or in person at the business meeting October 4.


Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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.


A Gathering in the Heartland

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, … Continue reading A Gathering in the Heartland



Information on Past Meetings