A key MRS Membership benefit is access to free, highly engaging Speaker Evenings.

Run regularly throughout the year, Speaker Evenings feature thought leaders and experts from across the sector. Great networking opportunities, these evening events provide an informal environment to talk to fellow professionals who share your interests and passions - over a glass of wine and some nibbles. 

Running alongside these events, are the free Professional Webinars that come as part of the Membership package. Webinar topics for 2020 include mindfulness, ethnography to the power of data. Non-members can attend both Speaker Evenings and Professional Webinars for £25+VAT. 

Please see the 2020 Speaker Evenings listed below. NOTE: bookings open approximately 6 weeks before each event. 

In light of the ongoing guidance on lockdown and social distancing, the Speaker Evenings scheduled for June and July will now be recorded as webinars and placed in the members’ area of our website.

#MRSPride Speaker Evening: Understanding the experiences of LGBT NEETs

London

Research by BritainThinks has become the first of its kind to examine the specific experiences and challenges faced by LGBT young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Jul
16
2020

Thursday
18:00–20:00

“If you build it will they come?” How the HM Passport Office moved online

London

The Passport Office has moved its business online, offering a fully digital application process for virtually all UK passports. Without the benefit of mass marketing, Tim Green, HM Passport Office explains how they achieved this by using multiple research techniques to produce highly effective insights that have informed tactical interventions – resulting in 73% of applicants now using the online application process.

Sep
10
2020

Thursday
18:00–20:00

The storytelling theatre: communicating brand values in crowded markets

London

Discover how to bring the message of a brand to life in a memorable way with Gerry Nwimo, Take the Mike & Associates and Janet Rawson, professional actor and playwright using theatre-based scenarios to tell stories more effectively and build greater consumer engagement with products.

Oct
15
2020

Thursday
18:00–20:00

There's no place like home: the power of in-home research in a digital world

London

Many of us started our careers in qualitative research enticed by the prospect of deep engagement with consumers – but the rise of technology (while great) has triggered a decline in face-to-face methods. In this Speaker Evening, Kajel Kumar, Research Director, Relish promises to re-ignite our passion with an interactive session on the power of in-home research.

Nov
19
2020

Thursday
18:00–20:00



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