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Impact 2017 - MRS Annual Conference  

Call for Contributions


What is Impact 2017?

Impact 2017 is going to be the meeting place for anyone who has a professional stake in the imporving business and strengthening society through deep understanding of consumers and citizens.

They arrive at the world’s leading insight event with an insatiable curiosity, a harsh critical eye and a hunger for practical lessons.

That’s why we’re putting out a call for creative, rigorous and provocative thinking from eloquent, passionate, and stimulating speakers.

If you have a compelling story to tell: we want to hear it. Be a part of an event that celebrates our heritage, tackles today’s challenges and equips delegates for tomorrow.

The themes

We welcome case studies, keynote speakers, debate topics/participants and workshops on the following topics. We also welcome your own session ideas under the general theme.

Data and storytelling: the insight behind the numbers
The age of uncertainty: the state of our post-Brexit nation
The reinvention game: driving profitable innovation
Research as a force for good: stories about positive change
Winning eyes and minds: fresh engagements through advertising
The entrepreneurial factor: inspiring new business
Next-gen technology – powering the new wave of consumer understanding
Maximising insight: getting the most from customer data
Social media: when customers connect
Collaboration: harnessing the crowd for funding, development and problem-solving
The public eye: reputation, image and relations
Game on: how ‘play’ generates insight and boost brand engagement
The future debates, in association with the IJMR
Suggestion box: Submit your weird, wonderful and original session ideas

Submit your ideas here:

>> Go to the contributions submissions system.


Read the full Call for Contributions:


>>View the full Call for Contributions (PDF)

Who can submit?

We're building a richly diverse conference and so want to hear from anyone involved in the new age of understanding.

This conference is designed to attract the talents of a wide range of professionals. It will be an exchange for diverse ideas, opinions, skills and experience.

In building a conference that examines the face of modern research and understanding, MRS is putting out a call to the following professions and beyond:

  • Marketing directors
  • Business owners
  • Ad planners
  • Ad creatives
  • Product designers
  • Futurologists
  • Economists
  • Government
  • Policy influencers
  • Trendspotters
  • Journalists
  • Digital marketers
  • Data analysts
  • Brand strategists

    If you want to challenge, provoke and inspire, we want to hear from you.

    Please note - the deadline for submissions is 13 October.

    Event highlights

    October 2016

    Advanced Games for Research Playshop25.10.16 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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    Design Training for Market Researchers26.10.16 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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    Speaker 26

    Exploring the remarkable story and consumer insights behind Tennent's innovative social media initiatives26.10.16 | The Corinthian Club, Mercer Room, Glasgow

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