Sunday, May 29, 2011:
Speed Networking - Not to be confused with speed dating or speed skating
You've heard of speed dating; now replace the romance with the intellect! Meet new prospects and contact industry colleagues with a common interest, while making new friends in a Speed Networking event, created and sponsored by ASDE Survey Sampler, Inc. You will meet one on one, with one person after the other, at shortly timed intervals.
The event is a complimentary opportunity included in the full registration package. However you must indicate your interest / sign up when you register for the conference, since space is limited to 90 participants and it is usually over-subscribed. The speed networking program will take place Sunday May 30th from 5-6 pm. Once you register we ask you not to cancel or arrive late or at the last minute, otherwise persons you are pre-matched with, may find themselves alone. The event will start at 5:00 pm sharp. Plan your flights accordingly!
The Okanagan and Kelowna is known for its vineyards, orchards, sunny skies and the pristine water of Okanagan Lake. A place that’s ‘Ripe with Innovation.”
What better way to start of the 2011 MRIA Conference than with tasting some of the best wines that the Okanagan has to offer while looking out over Okanagan Lake and getting a first glimpse at our tradeshow participants! Add to this some friends and colleagues that you haven’t seen for a while and this makes for magic. Kelowna Magic!!
And just in case you didn’t know: Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. There are five basic steps in tasting wine: color, swirl, smell, taste, and savor. These are also known as the "five S" steps: see, swirl, sniff, sip, savor. During this process, a taster must look for clarity, varietal character, integration, expressiveness, complexity, and connectedness.
So join us for the Welcome Reception and Tradeshow at the 2011 MRIA National Conference in Kelowna at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!
For more information of wines of the Okanagan visit: http://www.winesofcanada.com/Okanagan.html
Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner and Awards
Sizzling: “characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement; "a red-hot speech"; "sizzling political issues"; red-hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity, especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a raging argument".
Thanks to Hotspex, sponsor for our Gala Evening and 2011 MRIA Excellence in Research Awards on Monday evening, May 30 which is going to be a ‘Sizzling’ affair to be remembered.
Promote your organization, latest project and yourself by landing one of the coveted Excellence in Research awards – visit the MRIA website later this month for Nominations instructions. Dress to match your mood. Following extensive research and validation, the organizing committee has developed a new dress code semantic differential scale for the evening – Hot | Smouldering | Sizzling | White hot | On fire!
We look forward to a great evening of fun, entertainment and celebration of excellence and commitment in our industry.
Get French, Funky and Fruity - SOLD OUT!
Even though we may need to work on our French in the Okanagan, once the work is done we’ll have some fun! It’s your own choice to be French, Funky or Fruity! Kraft Foods, a valuable MRIA supporter at Platinum level, is sponsoring a spectacular off-site closing party on Tuesday evening May 31. We’ll have splendid Okanagan wine, incredible food, music and entertainment to keep you moving! Bring your dancing shoes and remember to book a late return (like the following weekend). Enjoy a relaxed evening with colleagues. You deserve it. More details to follow.
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