MAFWA Directors’ Annual Meeting

Save the Date!

The 85th Annual Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Directors’ Meeting will be held  Sunday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The MAFWA Directors’ Meeting is for senior level management of natural resources professionals in the fields of wildlife and fisheries management, information and education, licensing and administration, law enforcement, and conservation engineering.

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Schedule:

The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change; please check back for updates. 

Dress Code: casual attire throughout the conference.

SUNDAY – JUNE 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open TBD
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MAFWA Executive Committee TBD
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. President’s Welcome Reception (MAFWA) TBD
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room TBD
MONDAY – JUNE 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast TBD
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open TBD
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Greetings and Welcome to North Dakota TBD
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation TBD
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break TBD
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Presentation TBD
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address TBD
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Director Group Photo TBD
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon TBD
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presentation TBD
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break TBD
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presentation TBD
5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Offsite Dinner Event at Black Leg Ranch, featuring entertainment by Blind Joe Offsite
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room TBD
TUESDAY – JUNE 26, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast TBD
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open TBD
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Presentation TBD
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break TBD
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation TBD
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAFWA Committee Reports
Facilitator: Ollie Torgerson
TBD
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch TBD
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MAFWA Committee Reports (continued)
Facilitator: Ollie Torgerson
TBD
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Refreshment Break TBD
2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Presentation TBD
5:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Offsite Dinner Event Offsite
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room TBD
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 27, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast TBD
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Conference Registration Desk Open TBD
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MAFWA Business Meeting TBD
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break TBD
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAFWA Business Meeting (continued) TBD
12:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Registration:

Full Conference Registration includes Welcome Reception on Sunday, Breakfast Monday – Wednesday, Lunch Monday and Tuesday, and offsite Dinners (with transportation as needed) on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Single Day Registration includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshment Breaks on the day that you attend. Registration pricing will be posted soon, and will open in April. Please check back for updates.

Overnight Accommodations: 

The 85th Annual Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Directors’ Meeting will be held at the Ramokta Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Overnight accommodations are available at the Ramkota to meeting participants at a discounted group rate of $105/night, plus tax. To make a reservation, call the hotel at (701) 258-7700 and request a room in the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies block.

The closest airport to the Ramkota Hotel is the Bismarck Airport (BIS) (approximately 3 miles and a 6 minute drive). The Ramkota offers complimentary airport shuttle service to guests. Other hotel amenities includes: complimentary wireless internet, two in-house dining options, indoor pool featuring a whirlpool, sauna, and 150-foot waterslide, fitness room, and free parking. Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines all service the Bismarck Airport.

Make the most of your trip! Check out what Bismarck and the surrounding area have to offer, by visiting the Visitors and Convention Bureau website. www.bismarckmandancvb.com

Ramkota Hotel, 800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2017 Directors’ Meeting!

Major Level Conference Sponsors:

Brandt Information Services
Fresh Air Educators
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Region 3

Gold Level Conference Sponsors:

Archery Trade Association
Henry Doorly Zoo
Iowa Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep
Kalkomey
National Wild Turkey Federation
Nebraska Big Game Society
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Mountain-Prairie Region
U.S. Forest Service – Region 9
USDA APHIS – Wildlife Services

Silver Level Conference Sponsors:

Bass Pro Shops
Canadian NAWMP Partners
Ducks Unlimited
National Archery in the Schools Program
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Bronze Level Conference Sponsors:

DJ Case and Associates, Inc.
Gush Water Co.
National Rifle Association
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Refreshment Break Sponsors:

AMFGLEO
Mule Deer Foundation
National Wildlife Federation
The Nature Conservancy

Signage Sponsor:

Voss Signs