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Volume 7, Issue 1

February 14, 2011

MRIA 2011 Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General meeting of Members of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 in Toronto. Click here for details.

Avis est par la présente donné que l’Assemblée générale annuelle des membres de l’Association de la recherche et de l’intelligence marketing (ARIM) se tiendra le lundi 28 mars 2011. Cliquez ici pour des détails.

MRIA 2011 National Conference:
Opening keynote speakers confirmed

Ari PopperThe MRIA 2011 National Conference, with Pinnacle sponsor Ipsos Reid, and current Platinum sponsors Kraft and Millward Brown, is proud to announce that we have secured Ari Popper, President of BrainJuicer® North America as a keynote speaker. To view Ari Popper's profile, click here.

FurlongWe’re excited to announce John Furlong as our opening keynote speaker. John is well known for his role as Chief Executive Officer – Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). www.JohnFurlong.ca

For more info on the conference visit the 2011 Conference Website.

Still have incomplete items on your "To Do" list? Could it be renewing your MRIA membership for 2011?
If you did not renew your MRIA membership yet for 2011, time is running out! Your access to MRIA benefits and discounts will terminate on February 18. Click here to process your membership transaction in the MRIA Portal or contact us at membership@mria-arim.ca.

Avez-vous l'impression d'avoir oublié de faire quelque chose d'important?
Si vous n'avez pas déjà renouvelé votre adhésion à l'ARIM pour 2011, il vous reste peu de temps pour le faire! Votre accès aux bénéfices et rabais exclusifs aux membres se terminera le 18 février prochain. Cliquez ici pour renouveler votre adhésion sur le portail de l'ARIM ou contactez nous à membership@mria-arim.ca.

Buying, Renewing and Editing Listings for the 2011 Edition of Research Buyer's Guide – Mark your calendars - The renewal process will begin next month.

Net Gain 5.0 – THANK YOU to delegates, keynotes, panel and volunteers – Delegates were sent our email last week, which includes individual password to access presentations and photos online, along with a brief survey. Your opinion counts! Fill out the survey by Feb 25 and qualify to win a free Apple iPad !

Vue Magazine is preparing 10 issues in 2011 and launching a digital version as well – to view a sample click here. For the Media Kit, click here. For advertising and writing inquiries contact amgabriel@mria-arim.ca.

SEPT. 3, 1975 - JAN. 29, 2011. 'A LIFE TOO SHORT'

It is with profound sadness that Jeremy's family announces his passing at all too young an age. Beloved son of Margaret and Ian Lightstone, adored soul mate and husband to Jennifer Thung and an unimaginable loss for their 17 month old son Lee William Thung Lightstone. Also loved by his Inlaws, Kiem and Hoeng Thung, as well as a host of great friends and relatives. Continues...

MRIA Advocacy Issues

Media Scans: Where Sister Social and Brother Traditional Team Up to Provide Enhanced Content Analysis

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Presenter: Michael Sloboda, Director of Media Intelligence for MediaMiser

Michael Sloboda, Director of Media Intelligence for MediaMiser, will give a presentation revolving around both social and traditional media scans, content analysis and how to combine tone, attention, and prominence to derive a metric for Media Visibility. This will apply to print, online, and broadcast media. For more information and to register, please click here.

Calling all volunteers!
Calling all volunteers! The Alberta Chapter of the MRIA will be reaching out to our membership in Alberta for participation on the Board. To read the complete Message from the Alberta Chapter President, please click here.

The Burns "Bud" Roper AAPOR Fellow Award is intended to help people working in survey research or public opinion research and who are in early stages of their careers to attend the annual AAPOR conference and participate in short courses. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Mobile Research Webinar - February 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm: Put Power in Your Consumers' Pockets
Qualvu's latest breakthrough lets consumers record responses to your information needs over their mobile devices - while they're shopping, where they're using a product, and when it's most convenient and familiar for them to give you feedback. To learn more and to register for the Webinar, click here.

QRCA February Workshop – February 25 in Portland
Morning: Insight Mining: Merging Qualitative Methodologies for a More Holistic Consumer View (Mary Kaye O’Brien, Vice President, Ipsos Marketing); Afternoon: Qualitative Technique Breakthroughs— A mix of topics. For complete details, click here.

CASRO Technology Conference - Call for Papers
A committee of market research technology experts will determine the content for the CASRO Technology Conference (June 2-3 in New York City). We encourage you to participate by submitting presentations by Monday, February 28 which demonstrate practical applications put into production, and the future of technology addressing key issues. Collaboration between research companies and technology providers is encouraged and these types of paper submissions are favored. www.casro.org

MELBOURNE, March 20-22, 2011

AAPOR 66th Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona, May 12-15, 2011

MRA Annual Conference
Year after year, attendees look forward to MRA’s Annual Conference, plus there are 5 NEW reasons to attend this premier event on June 6-8, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. Click here for details.

SAPOR 30th Annual Conference will be held in the Research Triangle area in North Carolina from October 5-7, 2011. The call for papers and further details about the conference will be announced this spring so please be on the lookout and consider participating! Click here for details.

ESOMAR launches two new project teams on Social Media Research and Interactive Mobile Research. Read more.

Education Delivered to Your Desk!

FREE Live Webinar
Registration deadline: Feb. 25
Go Beyond Google: Gathering Intelligence from the Internet

Instructor: Sean Campbell & Scott Swigart, Cascade Insights
Course date: March 2

Online Courses Are Finally Here!
Complete these Core courses online without having to leave your desk!

201-Marketing Research Design: An Applied Course

202-Questionnaire Design

Last chance to register for this course!

Registration deadline: Feb. 14
403-Advanced Qualitative Marketing Research Techniques

Instructor: Tim Mills, CMRP
Course date: February 28 in Vancouver

Take advantage of the Early Bird rates and $ave $100 per course!

Register for these courses now to get the Early Bird Discount!

$ave even more! Bundle up for greater discounts when registering for more than 1 course in the same transaction!

Early Bird deadline: Feb. 23
Moderator Training: Basic

Instructor: Tania Heintzman, CMRP
Course date: March 23-25 in Toronto

Early Bird deadline: Feb. 24
Selling Marketing Research: Sharpen Your Business Development Skills

Instructor: Brian Pleet, MBA
Course date: March 24 in Calgary

Review the complete 2010-2011 Education Calendar
Check Out Courses Near You!

2011 Advertising Rates
For more information about deadlines, ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please click here.

For our Media Kit, click here.

Budding author? VUE is also considering articles on a wide range of topics for the 10 issues being planned for 2011. Contact Anne Marie Gabriel.

To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairie
  • Quebec
  • Toronto
  • Career Opportunities

    Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section: There are currently 23(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.

    Mark Your Calendars

    Qualvu's Mobile Research Webinar - Feb. 23, 2011

    QRCA Workshop - Feb. 25, 2011 - Portland, Oregon

    ESOMAR ASIA PACIFIC 2011 - March 20-22, 2011 - Melbourne, Australia

    AAPOR 66th Annual Conference - May 12 - 15, 2011 - Phoenix, Arizona

    2011 MRIA National Conference - May 29 - 31, 2011 - Kelowna, BC

    CASRO Technology Conference - June 2-3, 2011 - NewYork City, New York

    MRA Annual Conference - June 6-8, 2011 - Washington, D.C.

    SAPOR 30th Annual Conference - October 5-7, 2011 - Raleigh, NC


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