Meetings and Events

OFWIM Conference 2017

Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Choo-Choo-sign 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. There is plenty to see and do including Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, and so much more!

Travel Information

Chattanooga is about two hours southeast of Nashville and two hours north of Atlanta at the intersection of I-24 and I-75. You have a choice of two airports: Nashville International or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. There is also the Chattanooga Airport with a limited number of flights in and out.

River Bridge The hotel is served by a free trolley service which provides access to many dining and entertainment options. Nearby attractions include Big River Grille, Sticky Fingers, 212 Market, and Puckett’s. A list and area map will be provided.

March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is online, with a Google Earth tool tip, updated membership map, and a preview of our 2017 conference in Chattanooga. Please read and share!


OFWIM Awards

With snow still blanketing some parts of the continent, summer may seem a long way off. But it’s not too early to start thinking about rewarding information management excellence in 2017. Innovation Award Nomination deadline August 1 Each year, OFWIM recognizes a creative use of technology with the Innovation Award. Nominees may be individuals, teams … Continue reading OFWIM Awards


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.  


September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is now available, packed with news about our upcoming conference and business meeting. Download a copy and share with your colleagues!



Information on Past Meetings