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2019 National Conference

The AMSRS National Conference has proven year after year that it is the can’t miss event for the Australian market & social research profession.

As an industry we will come together to increase the understanding of market & social research with our peers, our clients and our partner industries such as advertising and marketing, along with our academic friends.

The future of our industry will be built on how successfully we work with and make sense of data and insight across social, business, technology and innovation. It is important for us to promote the broad understanding of market and social trends, highlighting the work we do and how it fits in to the complex social changes facing Australia now and in the future.

This year we will also be hosting the APRC National Conference within our Conference - bringing international delegates to Sydney to showcase thought leaders from our Asia Pacific shores.

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE
2019 ELECTION RESULTS

What is the fallout from the election polling results in terms of our industry’s reputation? What are the implications for research more broadly? What led to it and how are we coming to terms with it? How do we respond when our clients, the media, friends and family ask why pollsters got it wrong (as reported in media)?

Here are some of the Questions we are asking the Clients:

  • Which other teams are doing primary research in your organisations?
  • Can you share examples? What programmes / types of work?
  • What role does the research team play when other teams do their own work?
  • Quality filter / provide training / help select platforms / ensure compliance … ?
  • What role is technology playing?
  • Creating chaos? Helping to empower? A blessing or a curse?
  • How is the research / insight team changing?
  • What skills / roles are you building / hiring? How are stakeholder expectations of the research team changing? What will the team look like in 24 / 36 months?
  • What’s your overall view of these changes?
  • Is this democratisation of insight that gets the organisation closer to customers? Or is it dangerous dilution of expertise?

FREE SESSION FOR NEW TALENT

Do you have a brand new Grad that you want to give some career advice to?
Do you know any potential researchers still at Uni?

SEND THEM ALONG TO THIS FREE SESSION FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS.

The AMSRS is serious about collecting new talent for our industry, and making sure they feel welcome and informed.

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Don't just take our word for it - hear what others have said..

“The chance to pop your head out of our own company-based worlds and see the bigger picture for a few days each year is really valuable.”

“Useful to step back from day-to-day work and consider the big picture. Helps to maintain professional skills and relevance.”

“I always attend the conference - too valuable at a personal & business level to miss it.”

“Great learning and networking opportunities - always look forward to catching up with everyone face to face -really the only opportunity every year to do that.”

WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR: DR REBECCA HUNTLEY

I am looking forward, not just to attending the entire AMSRS conference this year but am honoured to be chairing the conference.

We all live busy lives engaged in research on both the client and the agency side. There are never enough hours in the day. But the conference gives us a unique and not to be missed moment to catch up with peers, find out what’s happening in the industry, listen to inspiring and thought-provoking people in and out of the sector and, most importantly, give back to our profession. I find myself refreshed and full of new ideas every time I leave an AMSRS conference. It is truly a Festival of Research, with no need for pill testing (unless you count the headache tablets you need to take the morning after the dinner).

The conference is a particularly important event for young researchers to attend and I encourage all older AMSRS members to make sure that they facilitate access to the conference for those new to our profession. I’m looking forward to chairing a session just for young researcher on career progression and future challenges in the industry.

It’s an unenviable task to identify what keynotes I am more looking forward to but here goes … I am a fan of the HILDA survey and so looking forward to hearing from Prof Mark Wooden who heads the project. There are numerous sessions and keynotes around the general theme of ethics and accountability in our industry and more broadly in the workplace and I am looking forward to what conversations and ideas those sessions spark as we continue to grapple with the public perceptions and misnomers about our practices and how they inform decision making by public and private organisations.

I am so proud to be a researcher, an AMSRS member and part of such a vibrant and important industry. See you all in August!

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