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Volume 2, Issue 12

June 15, 2006

More than 350 reached the Summit!
Thank you to all the volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and registrants who made ASCENT2006 a HUGE success. Selected presentations will be available to conference participants on the ASCENT2006 conference website. A password will be supplied. Stay tuned!

Share Your vue from the Top
After you've conquered the summit at MRIA's Ascent 2006, what's your view from the top? Make your unique perspective known in vue magazine. Conference goers are invited to submit 'Postcards from the Top' - up to 150 words of wisdom about the one element of the conference that left them breathless from the view. Those with more to say about the conference experience are invited to submit a full length article. Complete details here.

Prairie Chapter Luncheon on June 21 - Branding Manitoba, The Manitoba Image Project
On June 21, the Prairie Chapter of the MRIA will host a fascinating luncheon on Branding Manitoba - The Manitoba image project. Donne Flanagan, the Executive Director of Special Initiatives for Manitoba Energy, Science and Technology, will discuss efforts currently under way to develop a fresh, new way of communicating our province's unique identity - focusing on Manitoba's unique energy, enterprising spirit and mobilizing force. Click here to register for this event.

FORUM - Le bulletin de la section Québec
Pour des nouvelles de chapitre de Québec, téléchargez svp la version dernière de «Forum», le bulletin de l'ARIM.

FORUM - The Quebec Chapter Newsletter
For Quebec Chapter news, please download the latest version of the "Forum" Newsletter.

"Celebrate Summer" - B2B Division Social Event - June 19
All MRIA members - B2B practitioners in particular - are invited to this relaxed evening of fun and networking, June 19th, on the patio at the Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto. Click here, to learn more and to register.

The B2B Division Learning Series presents "From Ideas to Products", July 10.
Dave Tyrrell, President of Vertex Intellectual Property Strategies Inc., will walk us through the process from creative idea to finished product, telling us how marketing research can be involved at each stage. The emphasis here is on technological advancement, not consumer products. Dave's clients include major Canadian corporations, utilities, small and medium businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government research laboratories. For further information go to the B2B website or call Branka Nikolovski at 416-617-8544.

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.

MRIA Business Intelligence Conference
November 9 & 10, 2006 in Vancouver

Mark your calendars Now! Join industry professionals and buyers of Business Intelligence in Vancouver this November. Learn the new skills and perspectives being demanded of Researchers today as they integrate into an overall Business Intelligence model of delivery that clients are increasingly demanding. For details, click here.

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Register by the Early Bird date and save:
July 3: Fundamentals of Marketing Research (Edmonton, July 17-20)

The MRIA School of Marketing Research is expanding.
Can you teach?
Please visit our website for details.

To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairies
  • Quebec
  • Toronto
  • Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our August 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is June 20th. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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