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Volume 2, Issue 21

November 29, 2006

Election Notice and Call for Nominations - MRIA National Board of Directors and Portfolio Chairs 2007-08
This is the opportunity for all members-in-good-standing to elect their National MRIA Board representatives. In accordance with MRIA's Bylaws, an election for six positions on the Association's 15-member National Board of Directors will take place by secret ballot, though regular or electronic mail, from January 22 to February 16, 2007. For more information and to nominate your candidates, click here.

CJMR seeks BI practitioners willing to share the Intelligence!
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 April 30th, 2007.

Vue Magazine - an effective way to broadcast your message - advertising space is selling quickly so don't miss this opportunity to reach your target audiences...
Vue Magazine is the monthly magazine of the Market Research and Intelligence Association. It contains articles relating to current research methods and practices, book reviews, industry conference reviews, details of upcoming events, and member news. A full colour printed magazine is distributed to every member of the MRIA and other subscribers, including research company owners, research practitioners, research buyers, marketing executives, legislators, academics and students. For advertising rates, specifications, and to book your ad, please click here.

C'est le temps des fêtes! - 11 décembre
L'Association de la recherche et de l'intelligence marketing (ARIM) vous convie à venir célébrer le temps des fêtes lors de sa soirée conférence du 11 décembre prochain.

Pour plus de détails et pour s'enregistrer, cliquer ici.

Please join us for the annual Toronto Chapter Christmas celebration at the Rosewater Supper Club! Here is your chance to get together with your research colleagues and clients, for a fun-filled evening with prizes and a great dinner!

For more details and to register, click here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS... Deadline is December 15, 2006
The Visitor Studies Association is today's premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning environments. For nearly two decades our conferences have been at the forefront of the field, providing tools and inspiration to better understand, attract, educate and serve visitors. Continues...

NetGain - Online Research Forum - mark you calendars for January 16, 2007, in Toronto.
NetGain is a new initiative organized by the MRIA and an exciting and dynamic team of online specialists.. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking receptions and more.

Blue Mountain Conference, June 13-15, 2007 - call for presenters, deadline extended to December 11th 2006.
MRIA is proud to present our 2007 National Conference, Our Changing Communities: Insight through Innovation. Canada's research professionals are providing new insights about the changing communities in which we live. The conference committee is looking for presenters interested in submitting topics related to our theme of "change". Please go to the MRIA conference website for more details and information about how you can be a part of the MRIA National Conference.

THE B2B DIVISION INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES -- presentations by international B2B research experts
WHAT IS B2B MARKETING IF NOT ABOUT SEGMENTATION -- JANUARY 22, 2007 -- a "live" webinar featuring Paul Hague author of several books on B2B marketing and market research including: "The Power of Industrial Brands" and "The Industrial Market Research Handbook". Paul will discuss: what is segmentation (B2B versus B2C differences); What are the benefits of segmentation?; How do you segment in B2B markets; How do you get acceptance of segmentation from the sales team and others in the company.

The Times They Are A Changin' - an on-demand webinar featuring Ruth McNeil, author of Business To Business Market Research. A recording of this event which took place on October 2,2006, is now available to MRIA members.

For more information on both of these webinars, visit the B2B DIVISION NEWS AND EVENTS page or contact rlukaweski@rmlresearch.com


Registration deadline is December 1, 2006!
Marketing Research Statistics and Data Analysis
In Vancouver
December 7-8, 2006
Chuck Chakrapani, MA, MSc, PhD, CIM, FSS, CMRP
Member price: $ 699

Registration deadline is December 4, 2006!
Applications of Structural Equation Modeling in Marketing Research
in Toronto
December 12, 2006 AM
Timothy B. Gravelle, MA, PhD (Cand.)
Member price: $ 289

Click here for the complete course and seminar calendar

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 February 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is Dec. 12, 2006. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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