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Volume 2, Issue 13

July 5, 2006

NOW is the time to add new Individual members or join as a new Corporate member of MRIA

MRIA has introduced pro-rated membership dues for first-time members of the Association, which are available from July 1 to December 31, 2006:

  • New Individual members can join for six months at the reduced rate of $180 (plus $50 Initiation Fee plus GST). Please inform your friends and colleagues in the industry, and enroll your new employees so they can start receiving the benefits of MRIA membership. To do so, please download the New Individual Member application form by clicking here;
  • New Corporate members can join for six months, at the reduced rate of $180 (plus GST), which includes an Individual membership for the Corporate representative (a $50 Initiation Fee still applies). Preferred Survey Registration fees have also been reduced for this six-month period. To become a Corporate member, please download the New Corporate Member application form by clicking here.

CJMR seeks MRIA research practitioners for mutually beneficial relationship! - Deadline: Sept. 30!
The next issue of CJMR will be published in the fall. CJMR is for Canadian research practitioners first and foremost. In particular, we welcome contributions from members involved in Business Intelligence, Business-to-Business, or qualitative research. Remember: articles don't need to be long or full of equations. Experience the pleasure of seeing your name in print. Contact Cam Davis (Editor-in-Chief) cdav@pollara.ca or check us out online at www.mria-arim.ca/publications/CJMR.asp. Deadline for submissions is September 30th.

The ASCENT2006 conference team wishes to thank all delegates who came from every corner of the continent (and Namibia and the UK) to join us in Calgary. It has been our greatest honour hosting all of you and giving you a taste of our Alberta hospitality. Conference photos are available on the ASCENT2006 website. Presentations from concurrent sessions will be available to ASCENT2006 delegates for a limited time. An email to all delegates will provide details on accessing the presentations online.

NOW AVAILABLE: Presentation from May 18, 2006 Ottawa Chapter Speaker Series Event
For our final meeting of the season, Norman Baillie-David presented a lively discussion-based examination of cultural influences on web site interactions, using case studies from his work on Canada government websites across Canada and around the world among people with many cultural backgrounds. You can see this presentation here.

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.

Call for Speakers Papers for joint QRD/QRCA Qualitative Research Event - Deadline: July 31!
Mark your Calendars for the 2006 Annual Joint QRD/QRCA Qualitative Research Event on October 20th. The conference committee is currently seeking speakers to present at this upcoming event for the break out sessions. Any topic consistent with the theme: "Bridging the Gaps" will be considered. The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2006. For details, click here.

The B2B Division Learning Series also presents "Beyond Customer Satisfaction", August 14.
On Monday, August 14, Bob Inglis will speak on "Beyond Customer Satisfaction: Defining Your Company's Competitive Position in a B2B Market" on the patio at the Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto. Click here, to learn more and to register.

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.

Please visit our website for information on PULSE sponsorship opportunities.


Fundamentals of Marketing Research

Edmonton, July 17-20 (Deadline to register: July 11)

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this comprehensive 4-day workshop, seldom offered in Western Canada. Combining lecture, assignments and hands-on workshop, the course covers the essentials of marketing research.

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 September 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is July 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:
    July 25 for the September 2006 issue
    August 25 for the October 2006 issue

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