2015 Corporate Researchers Conference

Dinner Parties, Brewery Tours & More

You always learn more on the playground anyway.

To feel understood is powerful. To share problems, cathartic. That's why all networking events at CRC St. Louis are included in the cost of registration. We know conversations with other researchers are what make CRC special, and our agenda gives you plenty of opportunity to have both formal, structured roundtable discussions and casual conversations over food and drink. 

  • Rooftop Cocktails with Brädo Creative Insight - RSVP!

    Sun. October 4, 2015
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    CDT

    Start CRC on a high note with rooftop cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, courtesy of Brädo Creative Insight. RSVP to info@brado.net. Shuttles from the hotel.

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  • CR Meet & Greet

    Mon. October 5, 2015
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    CDT

    This is the first (but not the last!) chance for corporate researchers to gather behind closed doors. Bring your business cards! These people can serve as friends and mentors for CRC and beyond. 

  • Dinner Party in the Expo

    Mon. October 5, 2015
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    CDT

    We're taking the party where all the fun is anyway.

    Imagine the best giant dinner party you've ever attended. Add 50+ exhibitors bearing gifts.

    Last year's Casino Night was a hit. Wait until you see what we have in store for you this year!

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  • Full, Hearty Egg Breakfast

    Tue. October 6, 2015
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM
    CDT

    We're breakfast people, so rest assured 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

    Tue. October 6, 2015
    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    CDT

    Networking break sponsored by:

     

  • Lunch + Crowdsourced Research

    Tue. October 6, 2015
    12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
    CDT

    While we enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch, New York Times Bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche will present the results from his team's research, a unique series of IDIs with YOU, the CRs registered to attend CRC 2015. In addition to this in-person presentation, attendees will receive a mini-book revealing critical themes, opportunities and best practices shared by CRs.

    Jeremy will also introduce each of our four keynotes with exciting, never-before-seen trend reports from Trend Hunter's 100,000,000 person focus group:

    • Extreme Personalization and the Maker Culture Movement
    • Retail Tech and the Changing World of How People Will Buy
    • The 3 Critical Sub-Segments of Millennials
    • Preparing for the Mysterious World of Gen Z Centennials
  • Networking Break

    Tue. October 6, 2015
    2:50 PM to 3:35 PM
    CDT

    Networking break sponsored by:

     

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour and Dinner Party

    Tue. October 6, 2015
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    CDT

    We're bringing all our new friends to Anheuser-Busch's iconic brewery, a popular St. Louis destination for obvious reasons.

  • Breakfast

    Wed. October 7, 2015
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM
    CDT
  • CR Only Lunch

    Wed. October 7, 2015
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    CDT

    A relaxing break or a working lunch – your team decides.

  • CR Only Shared Learning Session

    Wed. October 7, 2015
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    CDT
  • MREF Field Trip

    Wed. October 7, 2015
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    CDT

    The Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) is a new charitable orgnization dedicated to the education of children. MREF is funding projects that promise to improve education worldwide, and will seek to unite researchers from around the world to help, whether through teaching, building a school, installing computer libraries or simply reading to children. With these efforts, MREF hopes to transform the lives of children through education, thus improving the well-being of communities around the world. 

    At CRC, MREF is sponsoring a field trip for a one hour tour the facility of its latest grant recipient, the SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC) in St. Louis. 

    To register for this event, please complete this form. There is no charge, with lunch and bus transportation included. 

    The SSECC was founded in 1886 to provide high quality preschool daycare and education to under-privileged children. Today, the SSECC’s mission is to nurture, educate and inspire children and families in a diverse and inclusive environment promoting healthy development and a strong foundation for success

    On Tuesday, October 6th, MREF will award a $5,000 grant to the SSECC for curriculum development. Katie Rahn, Executive Director, and Mary Jane Driscoll, Director of Donor Relations, will represent the SSECC when the grant is made on Tuesday at 8:30 AM during CRC.

    On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 conference attendees will be bused to an 11 AM to Noon tour of the SouthSide Early Childhood Center which is located at 2101 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis.

    After the tour, lunch will be served at the 1111 Mississippi Restaurant which is at 1111 Mississippi St., St. Louis.

    After lunch, attendees will be provided transportation to the St. Louis airport.

    The Wednesday, October 7th bus schedule is:

    • 9:45 AM CRC ends for Research Providers
    • 10:45 AM Tour pick-up at the main entrance to the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel (The Conference Hotel)
    • 11:00 AM Arrival at the SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC)
    • 12:15 PM Depart the SSECC for the 1111 Mississippi Restaurant
    • 12:30 PM Lunch
    • 1:30 PM Depart 1111 Mississippi for the St. Louis International airport
    • 2:00 PM Airport arrival (Tour attendees may store their luggage on the bus.)

    MREF looks forward showing everyone the worthwhile organization that its $5,000 St. Louis area educational grant supports.

    Join us to learn about this worthy cause, MREF's continuing work, and stay tuned for further details!