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!
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 serves on the leadership team for this transition. The school’s establishment comes at a time when the amount of available data in the world is more than doubling every two years and there is a shortage of qualified data scientists. Ms. Burgess brings a unique perspective and believes that data science can be integrated into any field of study.
Our September newsletter is now available, with profiles of our 2019 officer candidates and details on our upcoming conference. Check it out!
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
- Andrew Treble
Candidates for Secretary
- Dyan Pursell
- Susan Watson
Want to know what’s in store for this year’s annual conference? Check out the latest OFWIM Newsletter. You’ll find a preliminary agenda, travel information, and a link to our online registration form. This issue also includes summer training opportunities and follow-up notes on a couple of 2018 conference presentations, submitted by our scholarship award and travel grant recipients.
Registration is now open for OFWIM’s 2019 Conference and Annual Meeting, set for October 6-10 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.