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Call For Speakers & Presentations

Be part of the celebration in Saskatchewan as a speaker of the MRIA 2014 National Conference in Saskatoon!

We are planning an extraordinary event showcasing the role and value of market and public opinion research to Canadian business, non-profit and government sectors, and we will offer insights and guidance for the future of our industry.

We are inviting you to be a part of the MRIA 2014 National Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by submitting a speaker proposal to lead a 45-minute session consisting of a 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. In only a select few cases, we will consider a hands-on, interactive workshop that is up to 2 hours in length if the topic warrants the longer session, if a number of presenters are involved, and if there is a significant hands-on component for participating delegates.

MRIA is a Canadian not-for-profit association representing all aspects of the market intelligence and survey research industry, including social research, public affairs research, competitive intelligence, data mining, insight, and knowledge management. We anticipate over 250 participants from the worlds of media, advertising, marketing, public affairs, and marketing research will be attending this conference.

PROPOSED PROGRAM CONTENT:

1. Research Goes Public: Research in the public or not-for-profit sectors
2. The True North: The Research Industry in Canada
3. Research Integration
4. Disruptive or Disappointing: What are the true gems in new MR?
5. Rising Up and Standing Tall
6. A New Dawn of MR, without the doom and gloom
7. Predicting the Future...and being controversial is encouraged!

For more information on what we are looking for, please continue reading the section below, entitled Some Guidance On Program Content.

For complete information, please download our Call for Speakers and Presentations Guidelines (PDF format - last updated on December 5, 2014).

For any questions you may also contact the Conference Chair, Corrin Harper at corrin.harper@insightrix.com or the Program Chair, Tracy Bowman at tracy.bowman@protegra.com.


Important Dates for 2014


SOME GUIDANCE ON PROGRAM CONTENT

1. Research Goes Public: Research in the public or not-for-profit sectors

2. The True North: The Research Industry in Canada

3. Research Integration

4. Disruptive or Disappointing: What are the true gems in new MR?

5. Rising Up and Standing Tall

6. A New Dawn of MR, without the doom and gloom

7. Predicting the Future...and being controversial is encouraged!


SUBMISSION CONTENT

1. Proposed Session Title

maximum 15 words.

2. Session Description

100 - 200 words. This paragraph will appear in conference publicity including Vue magazine, on the conference website, and in the conference program, so it should clearly and succinctly describe your session in a way that will pique interest and attract attendees.

3. Interest Statement

an explicit statement of why the audience should care about the topic/session.

4. Learning Outcomes

identification of 3 or 4 expected learning outcomes that session attendees are likely to achieve (i.e., "As a result of this session, participants will …").

5. Speaker Credentials

brief identification of credentials and qualifications, including references (Note: speakers selected for MRIA 2014 National Conference will be asked for a more complete speaker bio.)

6. Primary Contact

presenter name and contact information during business hours (including phone, fax and email).

7. Co-Presenters

name, position and organization of co-presenters, if applicable (to a maximum of 2 others). Please note that all Conference communication will be through the primary contact, who will be responsible for ensuring that all co-presenters are informed of any details. Additionally, the complimentary one-day Conference registration applies to the primary contact ONLY*.

8. Other (optional)

Please provide any additional information that may be useful in evaluating your proposal.

In an effort to select the very best proposals without prior knowledge of the parties submitting, please provide 2 copies of your submission – one WITH your name and company / organization references throughout and one WITHOUT your name(s) and company / organization references. We understand this can be challenging in some circumstances and depending on the nature and role of the organization submitting, such as government, agencies or crown corporations; however, we still encourage you to strip these references in one copy of your submission. If this is unclear or for any questions, please contact tracy.bowman@protegra.com

INITIAL THOUGHTS ON PROGRAM SPEAKERS

Proactive encouragement of:

  1. Joint vendor-client presentations
  2. Client presentations
  3. Case studies
  4. Workshops lasting the duration of 2 back-to-back concurrent sessions
    (approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in length)
  5. Hands-on, interactive presentations that involve delegates participating in a relatable exercise
  6. Operationalized research (as opposed to theory)
  7. Practical "how to" research that participants can take away / tips and techniques
  8. Research that links survey results to business metrics

Questions? Concerns? 

Contact the Conference Chair, Corrin Harper at corrin.harper@insightrix.com or the Program Chair, Tracy Bowman at tracy.bowman@protegra.com.

Conference Chair
Corrin Harper

Tel: 306.657.5645
Email: corrin.harper@insightrix.com


Program Chair
Tracy Bowman

Tel: 204-272-2387
Email: tracy.bowman@protegra.com


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