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The Top 21 Market Research Conferences to Attend in 2021

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The Top 21 Market Research Conferences to Attend in 2021

Top 21 Market Research Conferences

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 2021, which include cost and target audience for each one to help you decide.

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2021 QRCA Annual Conference

QRCA 2021

Date: February 1 - February 5, 2021

Location: Fully Virtual

Cost: Early bird rates available until January 4, 2021 Members: $250 and Non-Members: $400. Regular rates begin on January 5, 2021 Members: $300 and Non-Members: $450

Description: QRCA’s 2021 Annual Virtual conference is the place to reach leading qualitative practitioners seeking resources to maximize the full power of their qualitative research. Sponsorships opportunities are available and add exceptional value in driving interest, increasing top-of-mind awareness and engagement.

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

2. The Y Conference

The Y Conference

Date: March 9 - 10, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for corporate researcher and Insights Association members


Focused on qualitative research focusing on the concept of understanding change.

Geared Towards: Qualitative Researchers

3. IMPACT 2021

Impact 2021

Date: March 16 - 18, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: MRS Members: 250 Euros,  Non Members: 295 Euros

Description: Impact 2021 will be a three-day, digital summit that provides you with more variety, more voices and more tactical advantage than ever. We’ll bring you the intelligence you’ll need to create momentum, generate rich future assets and dispel uncertainty.

As a delegate you can watch live, or catch up at the end of each day, and at the close of conference you can draw on the entire library of material generated over the week.

Geared Towards: Consumer Insights Professionals

4. Intellus World Wide Summit 

intellus worldwide 2021

Date: April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: $750 for members $1,099 for non-members, To present, submissions are due by January 6th.


Disruption is an opportunity to learn, collaborate and advance! We face change daily, be it small or monumental and by embracing these opportunities together with the right mindset, we gain exponential opportunity for continuous innovation and growth. As Stephen Hawking said, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Healthcare has seen significant and abrupt changes in physician and patient engagement, adherence, diagnostics, practice economics, insurance coverage, new players changing the landscape – just to name a few. 

What remains constant in insights and analytics is our promise to be the voice for all of our customers. Our search for answers, collaborative spirit and drive to improve will ensure we emerge stronger, smarter and are leading the changes that come next. At the Intellus' 2021 Summit, we will discuss what’s changing, why and what to do next so insights can constantly ADAPT.

Geared Towards: Healthcare Insights and Analytics Professionals

5. IIEX Europe

Illex Europe 2020

Date: April 14 - 15, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 Cost: $99 

Description: Features 2 days of presentations. case studies. and workshops about the latest and greatest innovations in insights.

The insight innovation competition gives $20,000 to most innovative startup. Case studies from leading brands will be included. Networking opportunities with startups. Private meetings

Geared Towards: Insights Professionals

6. MRMW North America

MRMW North America

Date: April 20 - 21, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: Regular $99.00, MRMW NA Virtual Exhibition Booth $995

Description: Pushing beyond simple online presentations, MRMW will provide you with a full-fledged conference set-up including Live Q&A, Virtual Roundtables, Private Messaging, Virtual Booths and more!

Our custom build digital set-up will enable the global MRMW community to come together for this unique online gathering.

MRMW brings together forward thinking clients, innovative agencies and technology disruptors to discuss the latest trends and innovations driving the industry forward. Now more than ever creative thinking and out of the box solutions are needed. MRMW provides the answers, connections and knowhow to help you prevail!

Geared Towards: Market Research Professionals

7. AAPOR 2021 Annual Conference

AAOPR 2021

Date: May 11 -14, 2021 

Location: Virtual

Cost: $199 for AAPOR members, $399 for non 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 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.

Based on feedback from the 2020 virtual conference,  the 2021 virtual conference has been redesigned to fulfill the needs and desires of attendees.

Geared Towards: Public Option and Survey Research Professionals

8. Pharma Market Research Conference USA

Pharma Market Research Conference 2021

Date: May 12 - 13, 2021

Location: Newark, New Jersey


Early Rate: Now through March 22, 2021

  • Pharma/Biotech/MD&D: Conference $1295, Conference + Masterclass $1,495
  • Agency/Vendor/Service Provider: Conference $2,895, Conference + Masterclass N/A

Standard Rate: March 23, 2021 through April 19, 2021

  • Pharma/Biotech/MD&D: Conference $1795, Conference + Masterclass 1,995
  • Agency/Vendor/Service Provider: Conference $2995, Conference + Masterclass N/A

Late Rate: April 20, 2021 through May 3, 2021

  • Pharma/Biotech/MD&D: Conference $1995, Conference + Masterclass 2,195
  • Agency/Vendor/Service Provider: Conference $3195, Conference + Masterclass N/A

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

.Description: The Pharma Market Research Conference is key to uncovering knowledge and developing new business networking relationships. Major players from the pharmaceutical industry are well-represented in the conference. However, we also take great measures to make sure this conference remains intimate and exclusive. To take action, they limited the number of exhibitor spots available only premier providers ensuring a high-quality and productive event for everyone involved.

9. IIEX Forward

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Date: May 12 - 13, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: IIEX Forward (a special edition in the IIEX series) is a virtual event focused on designing and preparing insights teams for the challenges of today, and most importantly, the opportunities for tomorrow as a result of the CV-19 crisis. From managing virtual research projects to managing virtual teams, the agenda will cover all-things needed for conducting research and business at home. Join a worldwide audience of like-minded peers who are obsessed with creating and innovating. Now a virtual experience, IIEX is more global than ever.

Geared Towards: Insights Professionals

10. IA NEXT 


Date: May 18 - 19, 2021 

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for corporate researcher and Insights Association members

Description: The insights and analytics industry continues to transform at a rapid pace, but how are we preparing our skillsets and talents to prepare for the NEXT evolution of our industry. NEXT is transforming to focus on preparing you!

Join us for fresh ideas, new research techniques and concepts, and unbiased, practical training to expand your perspectives and boost the skills of your entire insights team.

Geared Towards: Market Researchers

11. QUAL360 North America 

Qual360 North America 2021

Date: June 16 - June 17, 2021

Location: Washington, DC and Virtual

Cost: $9.99 Early Bird, $99 for Regular ticket

Description: Qual360 North America 2021 will be held as a hybrid event – online and at the Gallup HQ in Washington D.C. For many delegates our annual Washington conference has become a fixed appointment over the past years and we look forward to hosting you again at the newly renovated Gallup Headquarter.

At the same time, we will offer our global audience the chance to join the conference online on our custom build, highly rated event platform. So whatever your personal or corporate travel and conference policy is – you don’t have to miss Qual360 2021!

So join the most dedicated group of qualitative market researchers and connect with client-side researchers, innovative agencies and disruptive technology providers. At Qual360 you are the center of attention. Connect, learn, network and explore!

Geared Towards: Qualitative Researchers

12. IIeXBehavior 


Date: June 22, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: This year, IIEX Behavior is a free, 2-day virtual event where they explore advances in behavioral science and provides real-world applications to the ever-changing purchasing climate. As consumer behavior shifts dramatically, both researchers and brands are looking to understand, measure, and drive these new habits.

Geared Towards: Market Researchers

13. SampleCon 2021

SampleCon 2020

Date: July 12 - July 14, 2021

Location: They are aiming to do this in person with possible satellite hosted locations

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 Cost: Range of Options from $600 to $1,650 depending on number of attendees and date of purchase

Description: Since its inception, SampleCon has experienced exponential growth and the unique ability to attract industry players from organizations across all facets of the sample space. In 2015, leadership partnered with industry bodies to drive the conversation forward on the establishment of common protocols and definitions. SampleCon remains focused on providing a collaborative environment to share perspectives on industry issues, challenges, trends and most importantly, successes at a global level.

Geared Towards: Market Research Professionals

14. The Quirk's Event

The Quirk's Event

Dates: July 20-21, 2021, August 17-18, 2021, and December 1-2, 2021

Locations:London, England (July), Brooklyn, New York (Aug), and Chicago, Illinois (December)

Cost: Early Bird Rate for End Client/Corporate Researchers is $119 and MR Suppliers/Others is $799. Regular Rate for End Client/Corporate Researchers is $199 and MR Suppliers/Others is $1,099.

Description: A plethora of cutting-edge marketing research methodologies and consumer insights learning. Give your team a boost, with presentations featuring real-world case studies, conversations, the most innovative marketing research, insight topics, limitless networking opportunities.

Geared Towards: Corporate Researchers

Summer Insights Fest 

Date: July, 2021 (Final date TBD)

Location: Boston, MA (Location TBD)

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 Pricing: $1,995

Description: Take control of the latest technology, dive deeper into leadership strategies, understand the next wave of consumer trends, and control the UX journey at the Summer Insights Fest. The Summer Insights Fest gives you what you need to empower your insights as well as how to quickly implement them into market-winning opportunities.

Geared Towards: UX Researchers

16. ESOMAR Congress 2021

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Date: September 19 - 22, 2021

Location: Toronto, Canada

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 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. Since the very beginning, we strive to give you the best content that displays the brilliance of market research's impact.

Geared Towards: Global Data, Research, and Insights Professionals

17. IIeX North America 2021 IIeX 2020

Date: October 5 - 6, 2021

Location: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Austin, Texas

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 Cost: Range of Options from $775 to $1,600 depending on type of attendee and date of purchase 

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

18. CRC 2021CRC 2020

Date: October 19 - 21, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: Corporate Practitioner Attendee: $349 - $449, Vendor-Side Attendee: $849 - $1,049

Description: Get an inside look at novel tools and techniques being applied by the most innovative market researchers and data analysts to gain unprecedented insights.

BE WHERE THE BRANDS ARE - Sessions will be led by expert practitioners a wide variety of forward-focused insights departments.

Geared Towards: Corporate Researchers

19. TMRE 

TMRE 2021

Date: November 15 - 17, 2021

Location: Virtual

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 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

20. The Media Insights & Engagements Conference

The Media Insights & Engagements Conference

Date: November 15-16, 2021

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Cost: $1,995 rate expires on Monday, May 31st. After 5/31, the rate increases to $2,095. Lots of discount opportunities are available depending on team size/ relationship to event/conference.

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

21. IA Converge

IA Converge

Date: December 7 - 8, 2021

Location: Nashville (TBD)

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 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

Bonus. DIY Market Research Conference

DIY Market Research Conference

Date: December 1-2, 2021

Location: New York, NY

Cost: 2021 TBD, 2020 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

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