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.
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!