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.


Panoramic view of Columbia River Gorge


2018 Travel Grants Announced

OFWIM has a limited number of travel grants available for presenters who need help attending our 2018 Conference in Hood River, Oregon. Apply by July 16 using one of the methods below: Online application Download print-and-fill application form

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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! Hood River is 60 miles from the Portland airport in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. We’re planning a great conference focusing on partnerships and managing information across partners and jurisdictions. … Continue reading Plan Now to Attend 2018 Conference

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First Call for Abstracts

OFWIM is calling for papers, posters, and panel discussions to be presented at our 2018 Conference and Annual Meeting November 4-8 in Hood River, Oregon. We welcome presentations related to the conference theme “Let’s Partner: Moving Forward Together” or to fish and wildlife information management in general. Submit your abstract online Deadline: August 17, 2018 … Continue reading First Call for Abstracts

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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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Information on Past Meetings