Orange County, CA

February 28-March 1, 2017


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Quirk’s Connect 2017

Sponsored by:

When creating an event that offers an integrated experience with greater networking opportunities, we knew we wanted an innovative app that would connect everyone at the event. The Quirk’s Event App 2017 is a complimentary, state-of-the-art app that not only functions as a repository for all vital content of the event, it also acts as the social media hub and is designed to help attendees and exhibitors easily make connections – old and new.

Registered attendees simply create a profile or connect their LinkedIn account to the app and answer a few questions. The app then recommends connections, focusing on other attendees with similar interests. App users can chat with other attendees and even request meetings. Attendees can view profiles of the exhibiting firms and request private meeting times with particular vendors. The app’s robust scheduler will keep track of all personal meetings and events.

New for 2017 – Connect with attendees next to you and exchange business card details electronically! A new feature of the app allows you to view the people that are in proximity of you (mobile device geolocation must be on for this function) and you can exchange contact details and keep notes with one click! It is also a great way to remember the names of the faces you recognize!

Download the app:


iOS – apple

Watch a video of the app features


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Cocktails with Quirk’s

Tuesday, March 21st – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Expo Hall

We’ve had a blast hosting Cocktails with Quirk’s in the past and The Quirk’s Event wouldn’t feel complete without everyone enjoying a few cocktails on us! After the first day of the show is done, mingle and network in the expo hall and take in the experiences with other attendees from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Signature Drink Sponsors:


      LRW       Market Cube            Rti Research

Bar Sponsors:


Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Steve Quirk for more information.

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The MR Musical Jam Session

Brought to you by Karchner Marketing Research & Big Sofa

Tuesday, March 21st – 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Hill Country Brooklyn – Barbecue Market

Looking for a good place to grab dinner, experience Brooklyn nightlife, hear great music and slip in a little networking? Check out Brooklyn’s Hill Country – Barbecue, Market, from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st to hear MMRA’s Executive Director Mark Michelson and other talented MR musicians perform live! Michelson will be bringing together the most talented musicians in the (market research) industry to perform live on Hill Country’s stage. The stage is one floor up in a loft space overlooking the restaurant. This all-MR jam session is a great way to kick-off the event!


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Band Members:


Mark Michelson, Threads Marketing Research/MMRA – GUITAR, HARMONICA, VOCALS
Jake Stroberg, Shoppers’ View – BASS
Robert Ebbin, 451 Research – DRUMS
Joel Rubinson, Rubinson Partners, Inc. – VOCALS AND HARMONICA
Ken Berry, Jibunu – GUITAR AND VOCALS
Bruce Peoples, Peoples Marketing Insights – GUITAR AND VOCALS
Cara Christianson, Scientific Telephone Samples – VOCALS
Erik Schonhe, EurekaFacts – BASS AND VOCALS
Tiffany Hayes, FUEL – VOCALS
Jim Kershaw, Burke, Inc. – KEYS

Want to play in the band? Contact Mark Michelson.

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Expo Hall Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 22nd 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Expo Hall

Grab a beer and stroll through the expo hall to learn and experience all of the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.

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The Research Club’s “Ice Breaker” Mixer Party

Monday, March 20th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Kimoto Rooftop Bar & Lounge,  216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Above the Sheraton & Aloft hotels – 6 minute walk from the conference hotel.)

The Research Club is the leading social networking event for market research professionals and will be hosting an “Ice Breaker” Mixer event on Monday 20th March 2017. You can be assured of a relaxed, social environment filled with plenty of engaging conversation, accompanied by drinks and canapés.

To attend the business networking event, please register and purchase your tickets on The Research Club website – Register Here!

Book your tickets before Friday, March 3rd and receive the Early Bird Discount!

Admission to The Research Club event is NOT included in your registration fee. You must register via The Research Club Web site.

Tickets – Early Bird Ticket $40 (ends Friday 3rd March) After $60


Sponsorship packages are available for the drinks mixer, contact Tara for more information!

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The New York MRA Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 22nd – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Lobby Bar

Before you head back home, stop by the closing networking reception, hosted by the New York MRA. It will be a great opportunity to discuss and share the information you learned at The Quirk’s Event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the chapter, cash bar for beverages.