The Festival of NewMR is a new type of event, all online, largely free, with the focus being on accessible, global, innovation, and collaboration.
The Festival is happening from 6th December to 10th December and will include:
The Main Stage, a webinar conference which will begin at 2pm in New Zealand and finish at 2pm in California, with big name speakers such as John Kearnon (Chief Juicer at BrainJuicer), Diane Hessan (CEO Communispace), and Mark Earls (author of Herd). Tickets for the Webinar will be on sale in a couple of weeks.A large part of the programme for the Main Stage will be selected by participants in the site. The call for synopses is open until midday (London time) 7 October. The following week, everybody who has signed up to the NewMR website will vote on the presentations they want to see on the Main Stage.
The Poster competition has a prize of $1000, for the best poster answering the question “What is the next BIG idea in understanding consumers' needs and wants?” This competition is designed to be of particular appeal to younger researchers and students.
The Video competition also has a prize of $1000, for the best three minute video in terms of making the case of “Why somebody should choose to work in the market research industry?”.You can keep in touch with NewMR on Twitter by following #newmr.
The Fringe is an idea modelled on the Edinburgh Festival. The Fringe is a vehicle to allow other people to organise event during that week, the NewMR website will publicise the events, but they will only happen if people make them happen.
The idea is to make conferences presentations, fun, and networking accessible to all those people who find it hard or impossible to get to traditional conferences, perhaps because of cost, distance, or because their boss won’t let them go. The Festival of NewMR is intended to blend the best of the traditional (e.g. great presentations) with new ideas such as the Unconference movement.
If you want to find out more about getting involved in the Festival of NewMR there are two free webinars being held on Tuesday 5th October, one at 10:00am London time and the other at 4:00pm London time.
To register for the 10:00am webinar click here
To register for the 4:00pm webinar click here