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Volume 1, Issue 13

October 11, 2005

MRIA's First Business Intelligence Conference
... the future of Marketing Research!

December 1, 2005
Vancouver, BC
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Leverage a wealth of information generate your strategic advantage improve your business decisions

Join industry leaders at MRIA's first Business Intelligence Conference and find out the latest on this new and evolving field that we are all part of. Find out the new and latest strategic opportunities to expand your business. For a preview of conference highlights and the speaker lineup, click here.

Gain exposure among clients, potential clients, and industry leaders while demonstrating your support for the business intelligence and marketing research industry. Heighten your firm's profile, build brand recognition, and network with participants. For details on becoming a conference sponsor, please visit the B.I. Conference website.

1,351 articles and 474 authors now online in new MRIA Electronic Library

By Nikita James Nanos, VP, Publications and President-Elect

A combined library, featuring articles that were published in MRIA's Candian Journal of Marketing Research (CJMR), Vue, the monthly Magazine of the MRIA, as well as Imprints, the magazine of the former Professional Marketing Research Society (PMRS), is now available on the website, accessible to membners only.

The library features over 1,350 fully searchable, cutting edge articles on the marketing research and intelligence industry that have been published by over 470 of Canada's leading market research practitioners.

Write articles for Vue Magazine
We encourage all VUE readers to submit articles, letters and ideas. Please e-mail VUE Editor Nikita James Nanos at nnanos@sesresearch.com, indicating the topic on which you are interested in sharing your views or experience. Submissions should be between 600 and 1,200 words in length and should focus on topics relevant to the market research and intelligence industry in Canada.

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our December edition. The article submission deadline is October 20th, 2005.

Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
October 25 for the December 2005 issue
November 25 for the January 2006 issue

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

2005-06 Course Calendar Released!
Your 2005-06 Course Brochure started arriving last week along with the October Vue Magazine and the first annual MRIA Membership Directory mailing. The Course Schedule of more than 50 courses from now until Fall 2006 is available. See your new Course Brochure or the MRIA website, "School of Marketing Research" menu selection for more details.

Final Opportunity for CMRP Grandparenting: Dec. 31, 2005!
Please visit the MRIA website for details and to access the application form.

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for upcoming courses. Register today to avoid disappointment.
Oct. 11: SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Introductory Workshop (Toronto, Oct. 14)
Oct. 12: Marketing Research Statistics and Data Analysis (Toronto, Oct. 17-18)
Oct. 18: Ethical Issues and Privacy in Marketing Research (Edmonton, Oct. 24)
Oct. 24: Data Mining Techniques (Toronto, Oct. 28)
ASAP: Animateur en Recherche Qualitative (Montreal, Oct. 25-28)
Oct. 25: Questionnaire Design (Online, Oct. 31)
Book these courses now and save $50!
Oct. 11: Advanced Techniques of Marketing Research (Toronto, Nov. 1-2)
Oct. 13: Marketing Management For Researchers (Toronto, Nov. 3-4)
Oct. 17: SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Advanced Workshop (Toronto, Nov. 7-8)
For the complete 2005-2006 Course Program,  visit the Education website.

Innovative Perspectives Conference: Presentations Now Available!
MRIA's Qualitative Research Division and the Qualitative Research Consultants Association held their first joint conference on September 16, 2005 in Toronto. The full-day event covered the latest industry trends and issues.

The presentations, accessible to attendees only, are now available on Conference website.

Please visit our website for information on PULSE sponsorship opportunities.

See the MRIA Headline News and Calendar of Events for upcoming events as soon as they're posted!

Prairie Chapter News

Prairie Chapter Releases 2005/2006 Season Details - This year is expected to be a very busy one for the MRIA Prairie Chapter. The first luncheon series event took place on September 22 and drew a large audience. The next event in this series will take place on October 20th. Dr. Wang Fan presents Social Impacts of Idealized Female Images in Advertising. For complete details, click here.

Montreal Chapter News

COURS DE FORMATION - ANIMATEUR EN RECHERCHE QUALITATIVE: L'Association en recherche et intelligence marketing (ARIM) a mis sur pied un cours de formation de quatre (4) jours en français pour ceux et celles qui aspirent devenir animateur en recherche qualitative ou qui désirent raffiner leurs techniques. Le cours aura lieu : les 25, 26, 27 et 28 octobre 2005 à Montréal.

Toronto Chapter News

October 27, 2005: Darts Social Event - Come out and socialize with your fellow researchers and show us how well you can hit your target. Visit the Toronto Chapter website for complete details.

Ottawa Chapter News

Speaker Series, October 27: Canadian Technologically Advanced Family Survey - How tech-savvy are Canadian consumers and how quickly are Canadians adopting new technologies? Jeff Leiper of The Yankee Group will present the results of this year's Canadian Technologically Advanced Family Survey, a national survey covering interest in new products, technologies and services. Visit the Ottawa Chapter Website for complete details.

BC Chapter News

BC Chapter Announces Winners of Professional Development Feedback Survey Thank you to everyone who completed a Professional Development Feedback Survey in July. Your professional development feedback has greatly assisted us in determining the course offerings for 2005-2006. Complete details can be found on the BC Chapter Website.

Alberta Chapter News

President's Tour Event at the Royal Alberta Museum a Great Success! The President's Tour event at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) on September 21, 2005 was Great Success. Tim Willis, Assistant Director, Project Renewal, RAM, spoke on the role of audience research in the revitalization of the Museum. MRIA's National President, Don Mills, summarized important developments in the industry and the recent merger of national market research associations.

Tim Willis' presentation is available for downloading in our Presentation Archive.

Requests for Proposals

Two organizations are currently inviting tenders for interesting research projects!
If you company is interested in bidding, visit the Requests for Proposals Section, located in the Members Only Section of the MRIA website.

If your organization is looking for a qualified marketing research company to look after your research project, the MRIA website is the perfect place to invite tenders. Complete information is available here.

Career Opportunities

Need a Career Change?
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 11(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.

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