Meetings and Events

The Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers holds an annual technical meeting in conjunction with its business meeting. The annual meeting is held in a different state each year in an attempt to meet member needs and accommodate agency and organization travel requirements. It is generally held in late summer or early fall and is occasionally associated with a concurrent meeting of a partner organization or association.


Group photo of 2017 attendees on field trip

OFWIM Conference 2017

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.  

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