OFWIM had its first ever virtual conference this past week. With 78 registered attendees, there was amazing participation, engagement and of course we couldn’t skip a virtual raffle!
We kicked off the conference with a talk from Esri, followed by a panel discussion on COVID-19. This seemed like an appropriate addition this year as everyone has been impacted by the global pandemic. It was also a great way to hear how members have been affected and adapting to the new normal.
We were able to fill the two days with engaging presentations and conduct the business meeting accordingly. I think everyone definitely missed the in-person aspect of the conference and networking; however, it was still a great way to connect and catch up with some of the members. If anything, it’ll make next year in Fort Collins, CO that much better! Finally, I want to say thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for all their assistance this past year and helping to make this virtual conference a success.