2016 Insights & Strategies Conference

Networking

IDIs over many years have revealed that the most compelling reason to attend ISC will be sitting next to you. Attendees cite the long-term support gained from relationships discovered and renewed at ISC as its biggest draw.

It's talking to the people who attend — over lunch, in the hallways, at a reception. It's their knowledge, their imagination and enthusiasm, their friendship. It's the unique experience that comes from doing research their way. The organizations that send people to ISC are committed to innovation and change, advancing what they do, and increasing their value.

Being face-to-face with your peers can be the most intense, productive, and wonderful collaborative experience. ISC's unique environment makes that work. Here's just a few of the networking opportunities at this year's ISC:

  • Networking Break

    Wed. May 18, 2016
    2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    Education continues via ISC's 50+ exhibitors, trusted partners who offer products and services to optimize the development of marketing research insights and strategies. They offer a wealth of experience through their work, experience which may just benefit you! All you have to do is ask. 

     

  • Expo Opening Reception Sponsored by Lucid

    Wed. May 18, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    WE'RE TAKING THE PARTY WHERE ALL THE FUN IS ANYWAY.

    Imagine the best giant dinner party you've ever attended. Add 40 exhibitors bearing gifts and an open bar or two and it's a party!

    Sponsored by Lucid

     

  • ISC After Party at Lucid (click to RSVP)

    Wed. May 18, 2016
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    After the Opening Reception in the Expo, follow the New Orleans Brass band on down to Lucid to keep the party going!

    Please RSVP and let us know you're coming!

     

  • Full, Hearty Egg Breakfast

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

    We're breakfast people, so rest assured that you'll be well fed. This isn't a scone-and-coffee breakfast; it's the full spread with eggs, bacon, fruit, and more.

  • Networking Break

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

    If you're not busily returning emails, visit the Expo where ISC's 50+ exhibitors can be trusted partners, offering products and services to optimize the development of marketing research insights and strategies. Hey, it's what they do.

     

  • Lunch

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

    The full deal, a nice sit-down lunch between sessions. No cold cuts here because you'll need your energy to get the most out of this day. Grab a lunch partner and a seat and we'll serve you! 

  • Networking Break

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    3:10 PM to 3:45 PM

    If you're not busily returning emails, visit the Expo where ISC's 50+ exhibitors can be trusted partners, offering products and services to optimize the development of marketing research insights and strategies. Hey, it's what they do.  

  • Take the Night off! You Deserve it!

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    It's been a great day full of education and networking! Now it's time to get out of the hotel and see the town! New Orleans is a great city to enjoy and see the sights, we gar-on-tee!

    So much to do; so little time. Oh, well. To get you started....

    Here's our ISC short list for your night out in New Orleans

    Also...

    A Good Garden District Walk

    Cocktail Events and Exhibits

    Offbeat New Orleans

    New Orleans with Kids 

    Bayou Boogaloo Festival

    Check for the latest current events while you’re in town or here

    50 FREE Things to do in NOLA

    Have a Laugh at a Comedy Show

    Sway to the Sounds of an Outdoor Concert

    And there's more!

    Trip Advisor's 233 Nightlife Ideas for New Orleans. (Yes, a long list, but a really great one.) 

    USAToday's 10 Best hot spots for New Orleans nightlife. A lot of delicious choices.

    Trip Advisor's 311 Things to Do in New Orleans. It's a long list, granted, but a really good one. 

    And here's a list of lists in case nothing above lights your fire.  

  • Join M3 Global Research to dine, drink and play at Barcadia! (click to RSVP)

    Thu. May 19, 2016
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    M3 Global Research is hosting some after-session fun at Barcadia! Your MRA Conference badge is required for entry. Please RSVP.

  • Full, Hearty Breakfast II

    Fri. May 20, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

    More free bacon. Or sausage. Or fruit. It'll be the full spread, just like the day before . . . that is, if you don't sleep in. 

  • Lunch & Expo Grand Finale

    Fri. May 20, 2016
    11:15 AM to 1:00 PM

    Come sit down for a final meal with your collegues and take one more visit around the exhibit hall to visit all the exhibitors. 

    Insider tip — on the last day of a conference, exhibitors can be the best possible people to talk to. They're relaxed, helpful, and creative, offering suggestions to anyone who stops by. Also, they're low key and low pressure because they've seen most everyone and are happy campers. Go ahead. Stop by and say hello!