The Winnipeg 2008 National Conference Committee would like to give you a big Friendly Manitoba welcome to our fine city. Winnipeg is such a culturally diverse and talented city, where there is much to see and do. The conference will be held at the Fairmont Hotel – situated at the historic intersection of Portage and Main. It is an ideal location for walking and seeing the great sites of Winnipeg.
The marketing research industry is changing rapidly. We need to open ourselves to these changes in order to adapt and move forward. Technological changes have created new opportunities for new approaches to information gathering, techniques, and the areas where these techniques can be applied. The Open Skies, Open Minds conference will provide attendees with insights into new approaches to reaching and understanding today’s consumers and trends in public opinions.
The Conference Planning Committee plans to offer a combination of plenary, concurrent, and panel sessions intended to encourage delegates to open their minds to new potentials in the industry, which can provide solid research results.
We are building a stimulating program and exciting social events to appeal to the diverse interests and needs of our MRIA members.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The MRIA Conference Committee is currently inviting Presenters. For complete details on preferred topics, deadlines and formats, click here.
SOME OF THE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
True to our conference theme, the gala awards dinner will be held in “open skies” at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum in an original aircraft hangar! Enjoy dinner, socializing, great entertainment, and the MRIA’s Excellence in Research Awards ceremony beside several one-of-akind aircrafts, including Canada’s first helicopter, the “flying saucer” Avrocar, military jets, bushplanes, and a commercial aircraft!
Cap off a fantastic conference of learning and sharing information at a true Manitoba Social, celebrating with both food and live entertainment at the Millennium Centre.
New to the MRIA national conference – a networking meeting of the minds like no other, created and sponsored by ASDE Survey Sampler, Inc. Here you have the opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss issues of interest to the profession, all in less than one hour! You’ve heard of speed dating - now replace the romance with intellect! Move from table to table to make new friends, meet new contacts and industry experts who share common interests with you. This is a ‘must’ pre-register event. More details to follow.
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SPEAKERS
Some of our internationally recognized speakers for the plenary sessions include:
Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail
Michael Adams, President of the Environics Group of Companies, and author of the newly released Unlikely Utopia: The Surprising Triumph of Canadian Pluralism
Mitch Joel, Twist Image
(both a plenary session and in-depth concurrent workshop session)
EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
Please support the MRIA and the 2008 Conference by becoming a conference sponsor and / or participating as a tradeshow exhibitor.
Click here to see the available sponsorship opportunities.
CONFERENCE RATES STAY THE SAME IN 2008
We are pleased to maintain the same conference registration rate from the past two years at $845 for members (late registration fees). We are also encouraging budding researchers with a great value student rate of $250. Registration is available on the MRIA Portal until May 21, 2008. To register, click here. On-site registration will be available at The Fairmont Winnipeg on May 25 to 27.
- Sunday, May 25, from 2:00 PM to 8:00PM
- Monday, May 26, from 7:00 Am to 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, May 27, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Registration deadline: May 21, 2008