Meetings and Events

OFWIM Conference 2017

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words - Displaying and Sharing Your Data in a Compelling Way

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Displaying and Sharing Your Data in a Compelling Way
Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5
Chattanooga, Tennessee

This year’s conference will be held on the banks of the Tennessee River. The famous Chattanooga Choo Choo will be our conference hotel and meeting space.

Guide to Expenses | Preliminary Agenda | Field Sessions

Register Now for Conference

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


Call for Presentations

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 your abstract online Deadline: Thursday, August 31   Submit a poster for the “Hacker’s Ball” or a presentation for one of our general sessions. We expect that a … Continue reading Call for Presentations


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


2016 Award Winners

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 Student Scholarships 2016 – Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia 2015 – Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee Best Poster Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Tennessee’s Update to the Protected … Continue reading 2016 Award Winners


Meet Our New Officers

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.  


We Survived Another Conference!

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.



Information on Past Meetings