Meetings and Events

Knowledge is Power: Technology to Address Emerging Conservation Challenges

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  • Campfires and Communication

    Our 2019 Conference is a wrap! Thanks to all participants for coming out, collaborating, and sharing how YOU contribute to fish and wildlife information management. See you in Fort Collins, CO in 2020!


    2019 Keynote Speaker

    Arlyn Burgess, Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives at the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia, will give the keynote address at this year’s OFWIM Conference on Monday morning, October 6. The University will formally transform the DSI into a new School of Data Science (pending final approval) and Ms. Burgess … Continue reading 2019 Keynote Speaker


    Officer Elections Underway

    At its October 9 business meeting, OFWIM will elect three new officers to serve on the Executive Committee for the coming year. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote! Candidates for President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and Secretary are listed below. Read more about the candidates. Candidates for President-Elect Chelsea Krause Don Schrupp Candidate for Member-at-Large … Continue reading Officer Elections Underway


    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.


    Save the Date for 2019

    For next year’s Conference, OFWIM will return to the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Join us October 6-10 for a full agenda of posters and presentations, with opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing on the side.


    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.


    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.



    Information on Past Meetings