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Volume 7, Issue 4

June 30, 2011

Join the MRIA Team as Professional Development and Certification Coordinator
MRIA seeks a skilled and dynamic self-starter who relishes a challenge and will be motivated to excel as its Professional Development and Certification Coordinator. For complete details and to apply, click here.

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

On Tuesday July 5, MRIA again lowers pro-rated 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 $209*.
  • New Practitioners with less than 2 years of work experience in the industry can join at the reduced rate of $119* 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 $209 (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!

A compter du mardi 5 juillet, l’ARIM réduit davantage sa cotisation au pro-rata 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 209$*.
  • Les nouveaux praticiens ayant moins de deux ans d'expérience professionnelle dans l'industrie peuvent adhérer au tarif réduit de 119$*. 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 209$ (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.

More Core Courses Are Coming Online Soon!
203-Marketing Research Statistics & Data Analysis
303-Marketing Management for Researchers
401-Online Research, Best Practices and Innovations
403-Advanced Qualitative Marketing Research Techniques

Webinar Series “Ask an Expert”
The MRIA Institute for Professional Development will be launching an “Ask an Expert” webinar series. Each webinar will be presented by an industry expert who will answer your specific questions by sharing their knowledge and expertise. Please submit your questions and/or topics of interest to us by emailing education@mria-arim.ca, Subject Line: Ask an Expert

2011-2012 Course Schedule
The schedule for physical courses for the 2011-12 academic year will be developed during the summer and will be posted on the MRIA website in August. Please check back then. Online courses are available year round! Wishing Everyone a Great Summer.


Ari PopperTo all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, volunteers and service providers. Exciting photographic highlights are available online on the Conference website.

Conference presentations & video recordings of the keynote addresses and panel discussions will be available next week. Conference delegates will receive a separate e-mail message, containing instructions on how to access them.

See you next year in St John’s, Newfoundland!

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.

MRIA QRD Webinar:
Bringing New Life to Research Presentations: Beyond Power Point to PREZI

Wednesday, July 20 2011 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

If you’ve experienced ‘death by PowerPoint’ or had a near death experience, this is the Webinar for you. MRIA’s Qualitative Research Division is pleased to introduce you to PREZI, an imaginative alternative to the linear one-slide-after-the-next PowerPoint approach.

Presenter Shane Skillen, CEO, Hotspex Inc. will share his passion for PREZI, which takes a fresh look at how we can communicate effectively with one another.

For more information and to register, click here.

MRIA Ottawa Chapter
Presentations of June 16 Mini-Conference now available

MRIA Ottawa’s June event, entitled "In with the New, but Keep the Wisdom - How new qualitative approaches complement time-tested methods" was a thought-provoking afternoon mini-conference on qualitative research. The keynote speaker, Jay Zaltzman, talked about how to make choices in terms of methodology. Other speakers talked about the new exciting methodologies available to us today.

To view the presentations from this event, visit the Ottawa Chapter website.

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.

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

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

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.

    Mark Your Calendars

    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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