Upcoming ESOMAR consumer research conferences and events.
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Association for Consumer Research (USA)
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7-8 May 2010
2010 Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Research Conference
55 Hillhouse, General Motors Room, New Haven Connecticut 06511, USA (on campus of Yale School of Management)
The main research themes of this year's conference, organised by the Yale School of Management, are: Understanding customer choices, Marketplace impact, New product innovations, Maximizing brand performance, Social media, Competitive marketing strategies.
10-11 June 2010
1st Nordic Conference on Consumer Research
University of Vaasa, Finland
Welcome to the first Nordic Conference on Consumer Research. The theme of the conference is "recognition of the roots and fruits of Nordic consumer research". In this conference consumer researchers have an opportunity to illustrate the historic development (roots) as well as shed light on the multifarious nature, both theoretical and methodological pluralism (fruits) of current Nordic consumer research. In conjunction with the two-day conference (June 10-11) there is a consumer behaviour summer school (June 9-11), organised by the University of Vaasa and Kataja.
June 10-13, 2010
CCT5 (Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2010
Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
The key motif of the 2010 conference will be power and resistance dynamics as manifested through marketplace relationships. For conference purposes, these dynamics are conceptualized in broad, multi-disciplinary terms that encompass institutional, socio-cultural (e.g., class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) and other societal influences on consumers. Now in its 5th year, the Conference is a premier venue for consumer culture researchers from all academic disciplines to share their ideas, empirical insights, and theoretical interests in an engaging, invigorating, and cutting edge forum. As reflected by our keynote speaker and panel sessions, a key motif of the 2010 conference will be power and resistance dynamics as manifested through marketplace relationships
June 24-26 2010
AAFCS 101st Annual Conference & Expo of American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
At the 101st Annual Conference & Expo, New Century for FCS: New Challenges, New Solutions, you’ll have the opportunity to share and learn about research and strategies on many of the critical issues facing individuals, families, and communities in the second century of FCS. What financial planning advice can be given to families facing foreclosure and credit card debt? How do generational differences affect the workplace? What policies should be developed to protect individuals’ medical information and reduce healthcare costs?
30 June - 3 July 2010
2010 European Conference of the Association for Consumer Research
Egham, Surrey at the Royal Holloway College, University of London
A multitopical forum for scholarly presentations, discussions and collaborations on consumer behaviour
1-3 July 2010
2010 China India Consumer Insights Conference
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
This annual conference, organised by the Yales School of Management, serves as a forum for academic scholars from diverse disciplines and research practitioners to share the best available research on both consumer and firm behavior related to China and India. Research on other emerging markets that help gain insights about the Chinese and Indian markets are also welcome. All interested researchers and marketing research practitioners are invited. This year's conference is organized jointly with the China Retail Research Center (CRRC) at the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
5-8 September 2010
4th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research
Palacio Europa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
In Europe, interest in sensory science has grown and will continue to play an essential role in understanding the European consumer's perception of food quality. This conference, A Sense of Quality, is an ideal opportunity to gain insight into the contribution that sensory and consumer scientists can make towards satisfying the current and future requirements and expectations of modern European society. This conference will also consider sensory evaluation in non food applications. The conference is organised by the University of the Basque Country.
7-10 October 2010
2010 North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research
Hyatt Regency Riverfron, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
The theme of ACR 2010 is: Think BIGBig Ideas. Big Findings. We would like to promote research that has a big picture focus. Big picture research either involves building theories that apply to a wide range of phenomena or discovering "big" phenomena that are of real importance to consumers' lives.