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Volume 7, Issue 3

May 27, 2011

It's Not Too Late - On-site registration available!

Ari PopperOnline Registration for the 2011 MRIA National Conference is now closed!

But good news: On-site registration is available at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre in Kelowna, BC from May 29 to 31. For more information, click here

Do not miss the marketing research event of the year!!! The MRIA 2011 National Conference, "Ripe with Innovation", will be held from May 29-31 in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia. Known for its scenic environment of lakes and mountains, sunshine and fruit, wine, golf and ski hills, the Okanagan is gaining increasing prominence as a centre of incubation for innovative excellence.

For more information, click on
Travel and Accommodation

Town Hall Breakfast exclusively for Client-Side Researchers at National Conference

If you’ll be at the Conference in Kelowna, let’s get together over breakfast for some networking and discussion of key issues of Client-Side Researcher interest. There will be a Town Hall Breakfast exclusively for Client-Side Researchers on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. in the Cascade/Cassiar Room at the Conference hotel.

The only thing you need to do to attend this breakfast event is to register with Etta Wahab (ewahab@mria-arim.ca; or 1-888-602-6742 or 905-602-6854, ext. 8721) in the MRIA office. Please register by no later than 5:00 pm today, May 27.

Ari PopperMRIA 2011 Excellence in Research Awards… and the Winners Are?

We will celebrate this year’s winners on Monday May 30 at the 2011 National Conference in Kelowna – in case you miss it look for the results within the June issue of Vue.The 2011 Excellence in Research Awards are sponsored by:

Ari Popper

CONGRATULATIONS to our student award winners!

Elisabeth Garmaise

Carolyn O’Keefe, CMRP

Iulia Sobtchouk

To view the list of our new CMRPs visit the MRIA website.

Get CMRP’d this Summer!
The next sitting of the CMRE exam will take place on June 30, 2011, in cities across Canada. Application Deadline is June 2, 2011.

Prepare for the exam and write in confidence! CMRE Prep Workshops will be offered on May 28-29 in Kelowna, and June 9-10 in Toronto.

2011 Vue – September - The Education Issue – call for advertisers
Expected to be the second largest issue of the year, this would be a good pick to be Vue’d … and 300 extra copies will be delivered to Ministers on Parliament Hill – so do not miss out on this excellent opportunity ! Can you afford not be seen and Vue’d this September? Reserve your space ASAP by emailing amgabriel@mria-arim.ca - and provide artwork no later than Friday August 5, 2011.

Professional Development Course in Live Webinar format!
When Worlds Collide: Market Research Meets Competitive Intelligence

Webinar Dates: June 15 and 22 (2 parts)
Webinar Time: 12 - 2:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart, Cascade Insights
Registration deadline: June 10

For more information and to register, click here.

NOW is the time to join as new Individual or Corporate members

MRIA introduces pro-rated membership dues and fees for first-time members of the Association, for a membership ending on December 31, 2011, at the following discounted rates:

  • New Regular members can join at the reduced rate of $249*.
  • New Practitioners with less than 2 years of work experience in the industry can join at the reduced rate of $139* Please inform your friends and colleagues in the industry, and enroll your new employees so they can start receiving the benefits of MRIA membership.
    * plus $65 activation fee, plus applicable taxes.
  • New Corporate members can join at the reduced rate of $249 (plus taxes), which includes an Individual membership for the Corporate representative (a $65 Activation fee still applies). Preferred Research Registration fees have also been pro-rated.
To join MRIA as a new Individual Member or as a new Corporate Member, click here for a link to the MRIA Portal, where you will be able to join the Association online, simply and efficiently. For more information, contact us at membership@mria-arim.ca

Devenez un nouveau membre individuel ou corporatif dès aujourd’hui, à tarif réduit!

L’ARIM offre une cotisation réduite pour les nouveaux membres de l’Association, pour une adhésion se terminant le 31 décembre 2011, aux tarifs suivants:

  • Les nouveaux membres réguliers peuvent adhérer au tarif réduit de 249$*.
  • Les nouveaux praticiens ayant moins de deux ans d'expérience professionnelle dans l'industrie peuvent adhérer au tarif réduit de 139$*. Veuillez informer vos amis et collègues de l’industrie et adhérer vos nouveaux employés afin qu’ils puissent bénéficier des avantages d’une adhésion à l’ARIM.
    * Frais d’activation de 65$ en sus, plus taxes.
  • Les nouveaux membres corporatifs peuvent adhérer au tarif réduit de 249$ (plus taxes), incluant une adhésion de membre individuel pour le représentant corporatif (frais d’activation de 65$ en sus). Les tarifs préférentiels pour l’enregistrement des sondages ont aussi été réduits au prorata.

Si vous désirez adhérer à l’ARIM à titre de nouveau membre individuel ou de nouveau membre corporatif, cliquez ici, où vous pourrez compléter votre transaction en ligne, simplement et efficacement. Pour plus d’information, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à membership@mria-arim.ca.

For Client-Side Researchers Only
Special Networking and Insight Event

Thursday, June 9, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The Spoke Club, Toronto

Do you feel that we Client-Side Researchers are not connecting enough as a profession? Do you want to have more face-time with other Client-Side Researchers in a non-corporate setting, where we can socialize and share ideas that are relevant to what we do everyday?

MRIA’s Client-Side Researcher Council (CSRC) aims to address those needs with its first CSRC Social Connect event on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the exclusive Spoke Club, 600 King St. West (at Spadina) in downtown Toronto.

For more information and to register, click here.

Chapitre de Montréal - Déjeuner-conférence
Les tests d’utilisabilité à l’ère de l’Internet ubiquitaire : toujours pertinents pour les utilisateurs et vous? Pourquoi, quand et comment procéder?

Vendredi 3 juin 2011, Montréal (Centre-Ville)

L'Association de recherche et d'intelligence marketing (ARIM) vous invite à un déjeuner-conférence où vous aurez la chance d’entendre Nathalie Berger, présidente utilisabilité Québec et Idéactif Conseil, parler des tests d’utilisabilité. Pour plus d'information et pour s'enregistrer, satisfaire cliquez ici.

MRIA Ottawa Chapter Mini Conference
In with the New, but Keep the Wisdom
How new qualitative approaches complement time-tested methods

Thursday June 16, 2011, Sheraton Hotel in downtown Ottawa

MRIA Ottawa’s June event is a thought-provoking afternoon mini-conference on qualitative research. The keynote speaker, Jay Zaltzman, will talk about how to make choices in terms of methodology. Two speakers will talk about the new exciting methodologies available to us today. We will also hear about the new MRIA standards for online qualitative. For more information and to register, please click here.

MRIA Toronto Chapter Speaker Event
2011 Census and National Household Survey

Thursday, June 23, 2011, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville

The 2011 Census and National Household Survey is launching in May. No doubt everyone has seen, read or heard the news coverage concerning the changes to the study. Now is your opportunity to hear about the 2011 Census first-hand with your fellow researchers. For more information and to register, please click here.

MRIA Toronto Chapter
15th Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 29, 2011, Piper’s Heath Golf Club - Hornby (Milton)

This year’s course is Piper’s Heath Golf Course, voted one of Canada’s best new courses. There will be prizes for the best score, longest drive, and closest to the pin. Following your round there will be a full sit down dinner and a few activities to keep you occupied. So here is your chance to get together with your research colleagues and clients, for a fun-filled afternoon of scramble golf followed by a great dinner! For more information and to register, please click here.

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.

The 42nd Annual TTRA International Conference
The theme for this year's conference is "Seeing the Forest AND the Trees - Big Picture Research in a Detail Driven World". The event will be held June 19-21, 2011 in London, Ontario at the London Convention Centre. 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.

2011 QRCA Annual Conference will be held at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 12-14, 2011! 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!

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

101-Introduction to Marketing Research

102-Ethical Issues and Privacy in Marketing Research

201-Marketing Research Design: An Applied Course

202-Questionnaire Design

204-Qualitative Marketing Research

PD course in Live Webinar format!
When Worlds Collide: Market Research Meets Competitive Intelligence
Webinar Dates: June 15 and 22 (2 parts)
Webinar Time: 12 - 2:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart, Cascade Insights
Registration deadline: June 10

Last chance to register for this courses!

Registration deadline: May 26
CMRE Prep Workshop

Instructor: Robert A. G. Wong, MA, MCIP, CMRP, FMRIA
Course date: June 9-10 in Toronto

CMRE is coming up on June 30, 2011! Application deadline is June 2, 2011.

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

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.

    Mark Your Calendars

    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.

    The 42nd Annual TTRA International Conference - June 19-21, 2011 - London, Ontario

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

    2011 QRCA Annual Conference - October 12-14, 2011 - Las Vegas, Nevada


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