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Leaders turn to the Insights Association for resources, peer connection, perspective, reassurance, and foresight needed to address unprecedented challenges and a transformed environment. IA's Virtual Town Halls provide this essential forum. You are welcome to access information on the sessions below.  

  • Turbo-Charge Your Insights Career, July 14, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Kai Fuentes, President, Ebony Marketing Systems; Roddy Knowles, VP of Product and Research Innovation, DISQO; Stephen Kraus, Executive Director, Market Research Institute International (MRII); Katrina Noelle, Principal, KNow Research; David Rothstein, CEO, RTi Research; moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • State Privacy Law Compliance & Developments, June 24, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Howard Fienberg, SVP, Advocacy, Insights Association; Stuart Pardau, General Counsel, Insights Association; moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Asking Demographic Questions on Race and Ethnicity, May 13, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Bianca Pryor, Vice President, BET; Lilah Ryanor, CEO, Logica; Sara Yang, Senior Director, Client Partnerships, InsightsNow; Jennah Jodoin, Research Manager, Energy Custom and Syndicated, Escalent; DesTenee Green, Senior Scientist, L’Oréal; Valerie Moyer, Research Lead, Vanguard; Kristina Perkins, Market Research Manager, Market + Insights, Microsoft; Introduction: Jennifer Cattel, Insights Association
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  • Online Sample Fraud: Causes, Costs & Cures - Continuing the Conversation, March 25, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Charles Guilbeau, Vice President, Consumer and Shopper Understanding, Ferrero North America; Tia Maurer, Group Scientist, Products Research, Procter and Gamble; Joanne Mechling, Operations Research Lead, Investor Research and Insight, Vanguard; Nicole Mitchell, Senior Knowledge Specialist, Dynata; Steve Valigosky, Senior Director, Growth and Strategy, Kantar Profiles; Lisa Weber-Raley, Chief Research Officer, Greenwald Research; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Inflation - How Brands Can Navigate the Current Pricing Cycle, March 11, 2022
    Featured Presenters: J. Walker Smith, Knowledge Lead, Consulting Division, Kantar; Hunter Thurman, President, Alpha-Diver; Jesse Itzkowitz, SVP & Behavioral Scientist, Ipsos North America; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Online Sample Fraud: Causes, Costs & Cures, February 11, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Mary Beth Weber, Lucy.ai; Founder, CASE; Tia Maurer, Procter & Gamble; Carrie Campbell, Ketchum; Efrain Ribeiro, Zinklar; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Consumer Data Privacy: Matching Business Needs with Society's Expectations, January 21, 2022
    Featured Presenters: Howard Fienberg, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Insights Association; Brendan McCormick, Senior Director, Communications, Venable, LLP; Kerry Edelstein, President & Founder, Research Narrative. Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association 
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  • Keeping Pace: Best Research Practices for Our New World of Data, November 5, 2021

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  • U.S. Insights Market Update, September 10, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Michael Brereton, Executive In Residence, Department of Marketing, Michigan State University; Kristin Luck, Founder, Scalehouse; Simon Chadwick, Managing Partner, Cambiar; April Jeffries, Global President, Ipsos Understanding Unlimited; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Mental Well-being in Insights, September 1, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Giulia Prati, VP of Research US, Opinium; Jordan Friesen, Principal, Mindset Mental Health Strategy; James Pickles, Executive Coach, James Pickles Coaching; Megan Kates, Associate Director in Strategic Services, Sklar Wilton & Associates; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Data Quality: Combatting New Threats, June 11, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Lisa Wilding-Brown, Chief Research Officer, InnovateMR; Brian Lamar, VP, Insights, EMI Research Solutions; Judith Passingham, Chair, Professional Standards Committee, ESOMAR; Andy Smith, VP, Consumer Insights, Flowers Foods; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association.
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  • Online Research Essential Ideas for Inclusive Outcomes, May 7, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Michaela Mora, Owner, Relevant Insights, LLC; Dinaz Jiwani, COO, work/REFINED; Scott Hanson, Director, University of Texas at Arlington; Delphyne Lomax Taylor, Principal, V&L Research; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • What You Need to Know About California A.B. 2257, April 16, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Howard Fienberg, CAE, SVP, Advocacy, Insights Association; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Rebooting Face-to-Face Research, March 19, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Kelli Davis, Head of Insights & Strategy, Juice+ PepsiCo Beverages North America; Tiffany Hays, Founder & CEO, Fuel + The Focus Room; Jorge Martinez-Bonilla, Vice President, Latinoeyes Culturebeat C+R Research; Aryn O'Donnell, Vice President of Corporate Services, Fieldwork, Inc.; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Hope & Caution: Vaccinations, Masks & the Next Stage of Recovery, February 26, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Sherry Fox, Founder & CEO, FutureHealth Strategies; Gary Langer, President, Langer Research Associates; Jackie Lorch, VP, Global Knowledge Management, Dynata; Matt Derhalli, Broadcasting Manager, National Basketball Association; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Qualitative IDEAs – The Power to Connect to Diverse Populations, February 19, 2021 
    Featured Presenters: Denene Jonielle Rodney, CEO & Founder, Lead Researcher, Zebra Strategies; Mario X. Carrasco, Principal, ThinkNow; Pepper Miller, President, The Hunter-Miller Group, Inc.; Maria Parra, Director at Large, Ingenium Research Boutique, Inc.; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • The Outlook for Insights from IA Laureates (Part 2), January 15, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Dyna Boen, Managing Director, Escalent; Jamin Brazil, Chairman, HubUX; Lisa Wilding-Brown, Chief Research Officer, InnovateMR; Simon Chadwick, Managing Partner, Cambiar; Dan Coates, President, YPulse; Lynnette Cooke, Global CEO, Kantar Health; Steve Schlesinger, CEO, The Schlesinger Group; Ari Zelmanow, Director, Analytics, Research & Insights, Panasonic; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association.
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  • The Outlook for Insights from IA Laureates (Part 1), January 8, 2021
    Featured Presenters: Reg Baker, US Ambassador, ESOMAR; Merrill Dubrow, CEO, M/A/R/C Research; Vanella Jackson, Global CEO, Hall & Partners; Kathryn Korostoff, President, Research Rockstar; Pepper Miller, President, The Hunter-Miller Group; Charlotte Sibley, President, Sibley Associates; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association.
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  • Diversity & Inclusion – Let's Make Progress in 2021, December 4, 2020
    Featured Presenters: Dawn Christian, Senior Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity, GCI Health; Sharbari Dey, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Dynata; Barry Jennings, Director, Cloud & Enterprise Insights, Microsoft; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association.
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  • Post-Election Perspectives & Planning, November 13, 2020  
    Featured Presenters: Lee Carter, President, Maslansky & Partners; Bill McInturff, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies; Matt Ranen, Scenario Planning Consultant; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Mental Well-being in Insights, September 11, 2020
    Featured Presenters: Giulia Prati, Vice President, Research, Opinium; Wayne Lashua, Vice President, Client Services, Burke, Inc.; Olivia Graham, Associate Director, Cheer Partners; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Transition & Transformation - The New World of Insights, August 14, 2020
    Featured Presenters: Lisa Cooper, Senior Vice President, RTi Research; Rob Volpe, CEO, Ignite 360; Monika Wingate, CEO & Co-Founder, Digsite; Amy Lawrence, Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; Moderated by: Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Planning Within Crisis, July 24, 2020
    Featured Presenters: Mack Turner, Founder, Mack Turner Marketing Consulting and Insights; Megan Crawford, Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University; Chris Robson, Principal, Deckchair Data; Stephanie Thornton, Director, Consumer Insights, Gap; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Continuing Through COVID, July 10, 2020
    Featured presenters: Chris Jackson, Ipsos; Kathy Sheehan, Cassandra (ENGINE); Laura Craig, Delvinia; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, Insights Association
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  • Diversity & Inclusion, June 26, 2020
    Featured presenter: Eric Ellis; Moderated by Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association
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  • Reopening Insights, May 20, 2020
    Featured presenters: Jamin Brazil, Co-Founder & CEO, HubUx; Tracy Isacco, VP of Operations, L&E Research; Felicia Rogers, Executive Vice President, Decision Analyst; Joel Rubinson, President, Rubinson Partners; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association. Contact us to request access to the recording. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • Time for Insights to Prove Business Impact, May 15, 2020
    Featured presenters: Andrew Cannon, Global Research Business Network; Simon Chadwick, Cambiar; Lisa Courtade, Merck & Co, Inc. USA; Camille Nicita, Gongos, Inc.; Mario Simon, Boston Consulting Group; Melanie Courtright, Insights Association. Access a recording here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • The Insights Industry Beyond COVID-19, May 8, 2020
    Featured presenters: Simon Chadwick, Managing Partner, Cambiar; Lenny Murphy, Executive Editor, GreenBook; Ken Sonenclar, Managing Director, DeSilva+Phillips; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association. Access a recording here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • Managing Remote TeamsMay 1, 2020
    Featured presenters: Kathryn Korostoff, President, Research Rockstar; Brian O'Meara, Director of Marketing, Ezentria; Caron Merrill, Director of Enterprise Insights, CVS Health; Jorge Restrepo, CEO, EurekaFacts; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association. Access a recording here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • The Search for New Employment in Insights, April 24, 2020
    Featured presenters: Merrill Dubrow, CEO, M/A/R/C Research; Matt O’Mara, Managing Director, Cranbrook Search Consultants; Terrae Schroeder, Head of U.S. Insights, Kellogg’s; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association. Access a recording here. A written transcript is available here
     
  • COVID-19 Relief Available for Businesses and Individuals, and New Legal Challenges Facing Insights Professionals, April 17, 2020
    Featured presenters: John Miller, U. S. Small Business Administration; Loren Sweatt, U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Dean Heyl, U. S. Department of Labor; Stuart Pardau, Stuart L. Pardau and Associates; Russ Anderson, Pullman & Comley; Howard Fienberg, VP, Advocacy, Insights Association; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association. Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • Fireside Chat – Corporate Insights Departments Respond to COVID-19, April 10, 2020
    Featured presenters: Khary Campbell, Assistant Vice President - Research and Innovation, L'Oréal; Jackie Chan, Vice President, Head of Decision Insights Group, Prudential Financial; Lisa Courtade, Executive Director, Department Head, Global Customer Insights, Merck & Co. Inc. USA; Brett Townsend, Director of North America Insights, Elextrolux; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association (moderator). Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • In Place, On Edge: Consumers & The COVID-19 Crisis, April 3, 2020
    Featured presenters: Ugwal Arkalgud, MotiveBase; Will Leach, Triggerpoint; Jackie Lorch, Dynata; Chris Jackson, Ipsos; Michelle Gansle, Mars; Melanie Courtright, Insights Association (Moderator). Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • The Economy: Working Through the COVID-19 Uncertainty, March 27, 2020
    Featured presenters: Ed Whitelaw, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Oregon; Kristin Luck, Founder & Managing Partner, ScaleHouse; Tyler McMullen, President, MarketVision Research; Melanie Courtright, CEO, Insights Association (Moderator) Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • COVID-19: Legal & Practical Implications for InsightsMarch 20, 2020
    Featured presenters: Diane Surette, CEO, Burke; Anne Beall, CEO, Beall Research; Russ Anderson & Jon Orleans, attorneys at Pullman & Comley. Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.
     
  • Managing The Coronavirus Outbreak, March 13, 2020
    Featured presenters: Renowned crisis management expert Alan Hilburg, Howard Schlesinger, EVP, Legal at Schlesinger Group, and Isaac Rogers, CEO of 20/20 Research. Access Recording Here. A written transcript is available here.