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Volume 2, Issue 8

April 19, 2006

Last call - 2006 Research Buyer's Guide
(deadline: April 28, 2006)

The deadline to book your listings in the 2006 Research Buyer's Guide is fast approaching. Click here to book your listing(s) today.

Ottawa Chapter Speaker Series, April 27, 2006
Join us at our April 27, 2006, Speaker Series Event, Myth-Busting, Methodologies, and MRIA. Nik Nanos, CMRP, President of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association for 2006-07, will present a provocative, engaging perspective on Survey and public opinion research myths, the impact of methodologies and standards on the quality and accuracy of polling, a Respondent's Bill Of Rights, and the CMRP professional designation

Celebrate Excellence with the 4th Annual EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARDS
It's time for Celebrating Excellence in Marketing Research, Communications & Advertising Research, Public Opinion Research, Competitive Intelligence and Data Mining with the Annual EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARDS, to be presented Thursday June 1, 2006 at the MRIA ASCENT2006 Conference's Awards Gala Dinner. The deadline for Nominations is April 28, 2006.

ASCENT2006 Conquer Summits. May 31-June 2, 2006 Calgary, Alberta
Less than 42 days away! This year's program has twenty-eight (28) sessions, including three panels and a full French stream. We have an excellent and enlightening line-up of keynote speakers, as well as a top-notch Banquet and Awards ceremony. Register online today - www.ascent2006.ca - click on "Conference Program" and benefit from our integrated professional development, networking and social programs.

Press Release: Public Opinion Research Industry Responds to Federal Accountability Act
TORONTO-The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) responded today to the Government of Canada's Federal Accountability Act, as it relates to procurement of public opinion research.

Alberta Chapter Speaker Event, May 9, 2006 in Edmonton
Edmonton, May 9, 2006 - Join us after work and hear Ruth Kelly, President of Venture Publishing, talk on Alberta Venture's Events and Rankings - What, How and Why. Learn about the research that the magazine does to establish the awards and rankings that Alberta Venture magazine publishes.

B2B Learning Series Event, May 15, 2006:
Multivariate Analysis in a B2B Context

Join us on May 15, 2006 for our next B2B Learning Series Event with Speaker Susan Ince, entitled Multivariate Analysis in a B2B Context.

June 13, 2006: 10th Annual MRIA Toronto Chapter Golf Tournament
It's never too early to start thinking about the golf season, and what better way to start off your season than with the annual MRIA Toronto Chapter golf tournament. This year's course is BraeBen Golf Club in Mississauga, one of the GTA's top new courses. For more information and for opportunies to sponsor the Tournament, visit the Toronto Chapter website.

October 20, 2006: QRD/QRCA Qualitative Research Event - A date worth focusing on!
Jointly organized by the two leading North American qualitative research associations, the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) and the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association's Qualitative Research Division (QRD), this year's conference promises to be an exciting one! Featuring prominent speakers and breakout sessions on wide variety of topics impacting the industry.


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Deadlines to register are listed:
Apr. 24: Qualitative Marketing Research (Ottawa, Apr. 28)

Register by the Early Bird date and save:
April 20: Marketing Management for Researchers (Ottawa, May 11-12)

April 25: Moderator Training: Basic (Toronto, May 10-12)

For the complete course Program, click here.

Interested in earning MRIA's prestigious CMRP / PARM designation?
The 2006 Comprehensive Marketing Research Exam (CMRE) will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 throughout Canada. The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2006. Click here for details.

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our June 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is April 20th. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
April 24
for the June 2006 issue
May 25 for the July 2006 issue

For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please visit the MRIA website.

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 22(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

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