March 5-6, 2019
The first two years of the event in Brooklyn, N.Y., sold out weeks in advance. A larger event in New York would make it vastly more expensive to produce and it would potentially destroy the event atmosphere attendees love. We have heard from numerous Quirk’s readers that they wanted to attend the event but New York was too far, too expensive and too time-consuming to get to. Numerous people have told us that the dates of the event don’t always fit with their schedule. Due to these issues, we decided to launch the Quirk’s Event in London and Chicago. Now our readers can choose the location and dates that work best for them. And by having the three events weeks apart, we only have to market the conference at one time during the year.
No, but they will be very similar. All events will have the same theme and atmosphere with practical learning sessions, interactive exhibitors and experiences centered around the expo hall. But, due to logistics, not every speaker will be able to present at all events. Quirk’s will ensure that the events cover a wide array of timely and practical sessions, no matter which location you choose. All three events will have the same great networking opportunities.
While we don’t recommend that you attend multiple events, you are welcome to if you would like. While the events won’t be identical, they are similar enough that you might find attending multiple events a bit repetitive.
Access to the expo hall, all sessions, the Quirk’s Event smart badge and app and the Cocktails with Quirk’s Reception are all included.
Holding an event is expensive, especially in a great city like Brooklyn. There are hotel fees, Internet and AV charges, insurance and labor costs and lots and lots of taxes. But we’ve kept registration fees low by eliminating the high-priced items that add cost but add little value for the attendee.
Finally, whenever possible we’re also asking research companies to sponsor snacks, drinks and other amenities. Without their support our low-price model would not be possible!
Register online for the Brooklyn event or call the reservation line. The first early bird registration deadline is November 30 – the best pricing. The second early bird registration deadline is February 8. After February 8, the standard cost is fixed. You can register up to the date of the event or until the event is sold out.
No. On-site registrations will not be allowed.
Yes – the more the merrier!
Yes. Upon notification in writing on or before February 8, 2019, a full refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be made. No refunds will be issued after that date. However, substitutions can be made. All substitutions are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Please contact email@example.com for any cancellations and substitution requests.
Unfortunately, if you lose your badge we will need to charge you for a new badge. The cost is $25 – so guard your name badge with your life!
No. You need to request a substitution name badge at the registration desk.
No, if you decide to attend more than one event, you will need to register for each event separately.
Anyone attending sessions must register.
No, please leave children at home – it won’t be fun for them, you or anyone else attending. Just ask your child.
Quirk’s works to make attending an event without your children a little easier. Please let our staff know if you would like access to a comfortable and private lactation room.
The event is casual. Business casual attire is always a safe choice. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers – conference rooms can vary from frigid to steamy. We’ll do our best to keep it a delightful temperature.
Please contact the hotel directly.
Yes, there will be a coat check available at the entrance to the event.
No formal breakfast or lunch will be served – we have left a 90-minute lunch break so you can go grab lunch. However, booths will be serving a wide range of grab and go snacks and beverages at lunch time and at the afternoon break. If you want a larger meal, there are other restaurants within walking distance. We will provide a map of nearby eateries at the event.
Yes, wireless Internet will be available in the network lounge.
The Quirk’s Event is an extremely low margin event with almost 95 percent of the cost being covered by our exhibitors, speakers and sponsors. The original intent was not to charge research suppliers such a high fee to attend. However, we quickly discovered that when the registration fee for suppliers was low, companies were choosing to simply send all of their staff but not exhibit or sponsor the event. Without the exhibitors or sponsors we could not afford to put on the event (and there really would not be an event).
The companies that do support the event and sponsor the event are primarily paying to reach the client-side (corporate) researcher – not other suppliers. So, they want to ensure a maximum number of client-side attendees (thus the low price) and they don’t want to compete to reach this audience against hundreds of other suppliers that are only paying $99 just to network (thus a higher registration price for suppliers).
In the final analysis, the price only seems high relative to the end-client price. In reality, the price suppliers currently pay is still about $1,000 less than what they would pay to attend any other conference of this size in our industry.