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Volume 2, Issue 19

October 27, 2006



MRIA launches the world's first Charter of
Respondent Rights

On October 3, 2006 the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association held its first ever "Parliament Hill Day" where members of the national Board of Directors and Chapter Presidents met with approximately 25 parliamentarians on key issues of concern to the research industry. This event marks a new proactive phase in MRIA advocacy on behalf of our members and the industry. That same day, MRIA publicly launched the world's first Charter of Respondent Rights, a new public accountability and self-regulatory initiative through which MRIA members articulate their Standards-based commitment to protect the rights of research participants. For more information, click here.


CJMR seeks authors looking for eternal posterity in print. Deadline: Oct. 30th!
CJMR is for innovative Canadian research practitioners. 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 algorithms. Experience the pleasure of seeing your name in print. Contact Cam Davis (Editor-in-Chief) cjmreditor@mria-arim.ca or check us out online. Deadline for submissions is October 30th.

Ottawa Speakers Series Event: November 23, 2006
Join us on November 23 for a presentation entitled The Federal Accountability Act (FAA) and Public Opinion Research (POR): Are You Ready? One section of special interest to public opinion researchers states that the Government will "instruct all departments and agencies to conduct risk-based audits of (advertising and) public opinion research activities and processes." David Ang, The Antima Group and Darren Budd, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will answer some of the basic questions such as: "What is a risk based audit?"; "Why should I care about the FAA?"; and, "What should I do to prepare my organization?". In addition, we'll share with you lessons learned from other (non POR) organizations that have to comply with risk based audits, and present an overall approach you can use to start addressing this upcoming Government regulation. For details, click here.

Early Bird Rate extended to midnight, October 30th

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

Register Now! Join industry professionals and buyers of Business Intelligence in Vancouver this November. Learn the new skills and perspectives being demanded of Researchers today. For details, on confirmed speakers and to register, click here.

The BI Conference is also offering Sponsorship Opportunities! Gain exposure among clients, potential clients, and industry leaders while demonstrating your support for the business intelligence and marketing research industry. For details, click here.


The B2B Division 2006 Toronto Learning Series - Monday November 13, 2006

The "Business" of Tourism: Implications for Research, with Speaker Judy Rogers

Learning Series sessions are held in Toronto at the Duke of Westminster Pub on the Adelaide Street side of the First Canadian Place, at 6 p.m. Registrants must RSVP Elizabeth Inglis at: 416-493-1223 or lizinglis@technalysis.on.ca. Complimentary parking is available at First Canadian Place (before leaving you must stamp your parking stub at the Duke of Westminster) for more info CLICK HERE.


QRD Conference Highlights - where industry leaders shared their expertise and insight - with much success!

This second joint conference, entitled "Bridging the Gaps", organized by the QRD division of MRIA, was a big success due in part to the 13 exceptional speakers and approximately 180 highly energized attendees. This year's conference addressed the various gaps that exist between research buyers, ad agencies, researchers, recruiters, facilities and respondents. More...


NetGain Internet Research Conference, January 16th, 2007, in Toronto: Call for Presenters and Panelists

This message is your personal invitation to become part of a groundbreaking MRIA conference! If being part of NetGain, the Canadian research industry's first Internet-specific conference, would be of interest to other senior members of your organization, please share this invitation with them.

Future Consideration
Final programming decisions will be made by November 3, 2006. Thereafter, the selected presenters must submit their presentations by December 15, 2006.

To read more, click here.


Register Now! Join industry professionals and buyers of Business Intelligence in Vancouver this November. Learn the new skills and perspectives being demanded of Researchers today. For details, on confirmed speakers and to register, click here.


 

Last chance to benefit from Early Bird discount for these courses:

Early Bird deadline: Oct. 27
Getting Beneath the Surface in Qualitative Research
Course date: Nov. 24

Early Bird deadline: Oct. 30
Competitive Intelligence (Vancouver)
Course date: Nov. 10

Early Bird deadline: Nov. 2
SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Introductory Workshop (Ottawa)
Course date: Nov. 29

Early Bird deadline: Nov. 2
SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Advanced Workshop (Ottawa)
Course dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 1


Do not miss these upcoming courses:

Registration deadline: Nov. 7
SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Introductory Workshop (Toronto)
Course date: Nov. 15

Registration deadline: Nov. 8
Marketing Research Statistics & Data Analysis
Course dates: Nov. 16-17

Click here for the complete course calendar

LOCAL CHAPTER WEBSITES
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 January 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is November 20. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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