Returning safely to in-person events with smart badges from Klik!

Sponsorship packages are available. Contact Steve for more information!

These interactive badges allow for easy and fast networking in a touch-free environment. Attendees in close proximity can quickly exchange information simply by both pressing and holding down the bottom of the badge. Bright LEDs will illuminate and flash, letting you know that the information has been exchanged. Attendees can also receive content from speaking sessions without having to wait until after the event. During a session, simply click your badge and any materials the presenters make available will download and be accessible in the app. The Klik badge puts you in charge of the content you receive and connections you make!

With the Klik app you can:

  • Chat with other attendees and even request meetings
  • View profiles of exhibiting firms and request meeting times with particular vendors
  • Store your connections and event materials
  • Keep track of all personal meetings and events
The Research Club

Chicago Quirk’s “Ice Breaker” Mixer

(Separate registration required)

Sunday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Radio Room (400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654)

Join us on Sunday, April 10, for the pre-conference networking mixer at The Radio Room, located nearby the conference hotel.

Enhance your conference experience and start making those all-important connections ahead of the main event, whilst enjoying a few drinks and appetizers.

Early bird tickets are available until Friday April 1, 2022!

Register Here!

The Research Club

Cocktails with Quirk's

Monday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: 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. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Sponsorships available! Contact Steve for more information.

Bar Sponsors

MR Jam Session

Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Pinstripes Chicago (435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611)

Check out the MR Jam Session to hear talented MR musicians perform live! Quirk’s will be bringing together a talented collection of musicians in the market research industry to perform. The MR Jam Session is a great way to kick off the event!

Want to play in the band? Contact Mark Michelson at

Sponsorships available! Contact Steve for more information.


Expo Hall Celebration

Tuesday, April 12, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Location: 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.

Sponsorship packages are available. Contact Steve for more information!

WIRe Happy Hour @ Quirk's Chicago

(Separate registration required)

Sunday, April 10, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge. (127 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654)

Round out your conference experience with a WIRe Happy Hour at Quirk’s Chicago!  Sign up for our mailing list to receive an invitation once registration opens. Whether you’re a Chicago local or in town for the event, this is an unmissable opportunity to meet global market research colleagues and to forge new connections.

Register and learn more

Research Running Club

Monday, April 11, 7:30 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago Lobby

Founded in 2020 by Sia Najumi and Paul Green, the Research Running Club promotes fitness, health and well-being during market research conferences.

Conferences can be stressful and exhausting, so Research Running Club aims to alleviate some of the pressure and boost energy by hosting light runs prior to events. It is a great way to meet people and have some fun.

The club welcomes everyone to join. All you need is a pair of running shoes!

Interested in signing up? Visit

For more information, visit

Research Running Club

LGBTQ+ Happy Hour

Sunday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lizzie McNeill’s Pub (400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611)

The Quirk’s Event aims to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. This pre-event meet-up is a great opportunity to meet other LGBTQ+ market research colleagues and to forge new connections.

Located just a block from the Sheraton event Venue, Lizzie McNeill’s is a laid-back riverside Irish tavern featuring pub grub & pints plus a seasonal patio. The event will feature a cash bar, but appetizers will be provided.