Buzz sessions are a popular event at every conference. They take place after the Friday night banquet and key-note speaker. These sessions are a great way to mingle with members and share information in a very relaxed, informal atmosphere. If you have an area of expertise you'd like to share, I'll sign you up! This is a fun, easy way to give something back to OWFI.
Full (two-day) and partial (one-day) conference scholarships are available for qualifying applicants. Lodging and extra tickets, lunches, or workshops are not included. Membership in OWFI is not required, but suggested. Application for scholarships must be received no later than March 1, with notification of selection by March 15.
In keeping with the 50th anniversary of OWFI, the 2018 costume contest will have a Back to the 50s theme. Come dressed as your favorite 1950s character in either books, movies, TV, music, and/or art.
This is Jack, your friendly neighborhood webmaster, for an update from the exciting world of web development!
On Saturday, the final day of the conference, the Board held an important vote that would change how we do business on the site. It involved switching our membership management service from SentryLogin to MemberSpace. MemberSpace was much more expensive, but it allows us to automate a lot of functions that were normally handled by the secretary, treasurer, and webmaster together.