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The Top 20 Market Research Conferences to Attend in 2020

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The Top 20 Market Research Conferences to Attend in 2020

The Top 20 Market Research Conferences to Attend in 2020

With so many conferences and events to choose from in the Market Research industry, you may be overwhelmed and confused as to which ones are worthwhile to attend. We have compiled a list of the top 20 Market Research Conferences (in chronological order) for 2020, which include cost and target audience for each one to help you decide.

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1. The Media Insights & Engagements Conference

The Media Insights & Engagements Conference

Date: January 27-29, 2020

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Cost: All Access Pass is $2,695 and Two-Day Conference Pass is $2,195

Description: At the Media Insights and Engagement Conference, more than 300 media insights professionals will come together to discuss how to use research-driven insights to help content creators bring their ideas to life while showcasing their own narratives from collected data.

Geared towards: Media Researchers

2. 2020 QRCA Annual Conference

2020 QRCA Annual Conference

Date: January 29-31, 2020

Location: Austin, Texas

Cost: Early bird rates available on or before December 11, 2019 Members: $945 and Non-Members: $1,395. Regular rates begin on December 12, 2019 Members: $1,095 and Non-Members: $1,545

Description: During the 2020 QRCA Annual Conference, we are focusing on the soul of qualitative research: humanity. Our theme of Keep Qual Human is a call to action to explore how we navigate the rapidly changing world of qualitative research. How do we stay true to the mission of understanding humans while embracing advances in technology? How can the technology of today help us empathize with people?

QRCA attendees eagerly embrace practical methods, tools and lessons from fellow members within qualitative and market research in general. We also want to inspire new thinking about best practices from outside our community and offer our attendees challenging, fresh perspectives.

Geared towards: CEOs, Presidents, Owners, Founders, Qualitative Researchers

3. SampleCon 2020

SampleCon 2020

Date: February 3-5, 2020

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: Range of Options from $600 to $1,650 depending on number of attendees and date of purchase

Description: The SampleCon conference is an annual event providing a collaborative environment for learning, knowledge and best practice sharing for the Insights community. Global leaders gather to share perspectives on industry issues, challenges, trends and most importantly, successes – all focused on intersection of human engagement, research and innovation.

Geared Towards: Market Research Professionals

4. Pharma Market Research Conference USA

Pharma Market Research Conference USA

Date: February 5-6, 2020

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Cost: Range of options from $1,295 to $3,395 depending on type of attendee and date of purchase

Description: The Pharma Market Research Conference is the key to uncovering knowledge and developing new business relationships. All the major players in the pharmaceutical industry are very well-represented. However, we also take great measures to make sure this conference remains intimate and exclusive. For example, the limited exhibitor spots are available to only premier providers. This helps ensure a high-quality and productive event for everyone attending.

Geared Towards: Market Research professionals from large, medium-sized, and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics companies.

5. The Quirk's Event

The Quirk's Event

Dates: February 11-12, 2020, March 3-4, 2020, and April 6-7, 2020

Locations: London, England (February), Brooklyn, New York (March), and Chicago, Illinois (April)

Cost: Early Bird Rate for End Client/Corporate Researchers is $95 and MR Suppliers/Others is $639. Regular Rate for End Client/Corporate Researchers is $199 and MR Suppliers/Others is $1,099.

Description: Two days of cutting-edge marketing research and consumer insights learning. Give your team an edge, with sessions featuring real-world case studies, discussions on the hottest marketing research and insight topics and endless networking opportunities.

Geared Towards: Corporate Researchers

6. IMPACT 2020


Date: March 10-11, 2020

Location: London, England

Cost: MRS Members Both Days £995+VAT One-day £560+VAT, Non Members Both Days £1150+VAT One-day £630+VAT

Description: The business of insight is facing the most radical set of challenges it has ever seen. Commercial, social and political pressures are having a major effect on how we seek to understand consumers and citizens, and how we organize and perform our work. It’s time for a conference that tackles these issues head on.

Geared Towards: Consumer Insights Professionals

7. IA NEXT (Changed to Virtual)


Date: June 1-2, 2020 Virtual Conference: June 1-3, 2020 see details

Location: New York City

Cost: Insights Association Members: $1,649; Non-Members: $1,999 Company/Department Member: $195, Individual Member: $245, Non-Member: $345

Description: NEXT will reveal how new technology and innovation are powering better ways to collect data, discover insights and communicate results. In an environment that encourages collaboration, NEXT is your connection to the market research tools, ideas and people that can accelerate growth and increase your impact NOW.

Geared Towards: Market Researchers

8. Intellus World Wide Summit (Changed to Virtual)

IIeX 2020

Date: April 29 - May 1, 2020 June 9-10, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Virtual

Cost: $750 for members $1,100 for non-members

Description: Summit attendees participate in peer-reviewed sessions including keynotes from the top minds within healthcare and marketing, 40-minute actionable breakouts, interactive expo booths and our annual awards dinner recognizing our most impactful industry leaders. Sessions appropriate for leaders, experienced insights practitioners, young professionals, biopharma, medical device & diagnostics and students from University partners.

Geared Towards: Healthcare Insights and Analytics Professionals

9. AAPOR 2020 Annual Conference  (Changed to Virtual)

AAPOR 2020 Annual Conference

Date: May 14-17, 2020 June 11-12, 2020

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: Range of Options from $125 to $715 depending on type of attendee and date of purchase less than $200 for AAPOR members.

Description: The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the United States. We are a professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of survey and public opinion research in order to give people a voice in the decisions that affect their daily lives.

Geared Towards: Public Option and Survey Research Professionals

10. QUAL360 North America (Changed to Virtual)

QUAL360 North America

Date: March 24-25, 2020 July 22-23

Location: Washington, DC

Cost: $895 for VIP ticket $99 for Regular ticket

Description: The annual Qual360 North America conference will be back in Washington D.C. on March 24-25, 2020. Join experts from international clients and research agencies for two days of updates on the latest qual methodologies, technologies and trends. With conferences held in Europe, America and Asia, Qual360 caters to the qualitative research community with dedicated, local events in a global context. This unique concept allows for a diverse range of participants and topics at each conference, offering local trends as well as a global perspective. International experts from all parts of the world participate in Qual360 every year.

Geared Towards: Qualitative Researchers

11. IIeXBehavior (Changed to Virtual)


Date: July 22-23

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: Here's what to expect at IIeX: New Thinking. We showcase the newest and best from inside and outside of the insights realm. Cool, Innovative Companies. We bring you the latest startups and new companies challenging the status quo. Bold Speakers. Our speakers challenge the status quo with 20-minute, TED-style talks. Practical Business Value. Our brand partners help us develop an agenda that provides tangible solutions to real business needs. New Technologies. We provide an experiential hands-on interactive environment to try out the latest gadgets and cool tech. Networking. Come meet your future business partners in both formal and informal networking.

Geared Towards: Market Researchers

Summer Insights Fest 

Date: July 21-23, 2020

Location: Boston, MA

Cost: $1,995

Description: Take control of the latest tech, dive deep into leadership strategies, understand next gen consumer trends, and control the UX journey at the Summer Insights Fest. Featuring more than 75 case studies, the Summer Insights Fest gives you what you need to strengthen the insights function and fast-track insights into market-winning opportunities.

Geared Towards: UX Researchers

13.IIeX 2020 (Changed to Virtual)

IIeX 2020

Date: April 14-16, 2020 September 9 - 11, 2020

Location: Austin, Texas Virtual

Cost: Range of Options from $775 to $1,600 depending on type of attendee and date of purchase Free

Description: With 1,300+ attendees, 250 + speakers, 200+ session, IIeX is a combination kick in the pants, turbocharged networking, and intensive education. From our New Speaker Track, to Meet the Startups, and Insight Innovation Competition, IIeX is the place to see the latest technologies and disruptive methods emerging in the world of insights.

Geared Towards: Brand Researchers

14. ESOMAR Congress 2020

ESOMAR Congress 2020

Date: September 13-16, 2020

Location: Toronto, Canada

Cost: Early Bird Rate for Regular Members € 1,425, Regular Non Members € 1,999, Young Professional Members € 600, Young Professional Non Members € 1999. Standard Rate for Regular Members € 1,665, Regular Non Members € 2425, Young Professional Members € 600, Young Professional Non Members € 1,999

Description: ESOMAR Congress has been at the forefront of showcasing data, research, and insight innovation for over 70 years. This industry has bared witness to more rapid and radical change and evolution over the last 6 years than ever before, and the one constant throughout this development? ESOMAR. We have been there from the very beginning, striving to give you the best content that displays the brilliance of this industry’s impact.

Geared Towards: Global Data, Research, and Insights Professionals


15. MRMW North America (Changed to Virtual)

MRMW North America

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2020

Location: Atlanta, Georgia Virtual

Cost: Regular $99.00, VIP $895.00

Description: MRMW is designed and crafted for the consumer insight and market research professionals to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. The theme for MRMW 2019 is “Powering the Future of Insight Automation”.

With the likes of Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, Uber and Tesla disrupting the marketplace, traditional brands and agencies need to reinvent their marketing, consumer insight, and market research strategies. This year, we have exciting client case studies, best practices and new methods that demonstrate the transformative power of digital disruption.

Geared Towards: Market Research Professionals


16. TMRE (Changed to Virtual)


Date: October 5-7, 2020

Location: San Antonio, Texas Virtual

Cost: Corporate-Practitioner Standard & Onsite Rates: 3-Day Package is $3,195 and 2-Day Package is $2,495. Consultant & Vendor Standard & Onsite Rates: 3-Day Package is $3,995 and 2-Day Package is $3,295. Virtual passes are $1,150 for Corporate-Practitioners and $1,900 for Consultants & Vendors.

Description: To win in today’s insights world, it’s all about relationships. To rise to the top, you must effectively build global networks, work across business silos, wow internal stakeholders, and maximize vendor partnerships. TMRE: The Market Research Event arms leaders with the skillsets, toolkits and community support to ensure your insights drive bottom line impact.

Geared Towards: Market Research and Insights Professionals


17. Research & Results 2020

Research & Results 2020

Date: October 28-29, 2020

Location: Munich, Germany

Cost: Free for industry visitors

Description: Research & Results – The Market Research Show has been held

annually since 2006, put on by Reitmeier Input Management Services GmbH, Munich and

Waiblingen. The exhibitors include full-service agencies, test studios, field researchers,

online panel providers and IT service providers. The event's organizer also publishes the

special-interest magazine Research & Results.

Geared Towards: Market Researchers


18. CRC 2020 CRC 2020

Date: October 27-29, 2020

Location: Los Angeles

Cost: Corporate Research Department Member: $799, Corporate Researcher Individual Member: $899, Corporate Researcher Non-Member: $999, Research Supplier/Provider Member: $1,599, Research Supplier/Provider Non-Member: $1,899

Description: If you’re a corporate researcher, CRC was designed for you. Every session will evolve your skills and advance your position as a strategic partner. The topics cover what matter now. The speakers? Groundbreakers. No matter your role in the insights industry, CRC is the place to learn and to connect directly with others who need what you offer.

Geared Towards: Corporate Researchers

19. IA Converge

IA Converge

Date: December 1-2, 2020

Location: Nashville

Cost: Insights / Data Analytics Service Providers:  IA Members: $999, Non-Members: $1,399 Corporate Insights / Data Analytics Practitioners & Executives: IA Members: $799, Non-Members: $999

Description: Converge is a conference that has been developed for those working in the confluence of primary business intelligence data, behavioral and third-party data sets. It is a collegial forum where those specializing in digital analytics, data science, consumer insights, and market research come together to expand their networks and knowledge.

Geared Towards: Data analytics practitioners

20. DIY Market Research Conference

DIY Market Research Conference

Date: December 1-2, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Cost: Early Bird Rates (Until August 28th) Corporate-Practitioner $995.00, MR Supplier & Vendor $1,695.00

Description: Striving to do more with less is a common expectation across most industries. At the DIY Market Research Conference, you will learn DIY MR solutions, methodologies, techniques and best practices for extending limited resources and budgets. You will leave armed with the knowledge needed for saving time and money while mastering ways to engage with your customers more, with less.

Geared Towards: Corporate Researchers