Becoming a speaker at the annual Research Society Conference is well regarded, so we are always in the lucky position of having more speaker submissions that we have spots.
The best way to get your submission accepted is to offer as much detail as possible. We have made the submission portal more detailed this year for this purpose. We know it will take longer, but we are prompting you to show the committee your great idea in the best possible way.
Presentations that sound like they are likely to be a sales pitch for the product or service that you offer are unlikely to get up. We can't stress this enough: DON'T SELL. It sounds obvious, but it helps a lot if you have a thought-provoking point of view - and want to get it across. We have a "TRADE DAY" where you can sponsor and demonstrate your products.
Please note that if you are carrying out research or have access to new data which you might be able to present for the first time, this is great for our industry. We also love great client shared case studies – If you have a joint client shared presentation we would love to have both of you on stage. Please note that you will need to have this data available by the first draft deadline of Fri 19 Mar 2021.
It is unlikely that more than 1 presentation will be chosen per company.
Is speaker 1 an Research Society member?
Will Author/Speaker 1 be presenting on the day?
Is speaker 2 a Research Society member?
Will Author/Speaker 2 be presenting on the day?
Is speaker 3 a Research Society member?
Will Author/Speaker 3 be presenting on the day?
Have any of the speaker/s presented any of this data/findings at another conference/event?
If so please let us know the details below.
This information will be used for the conference website and program.
Please check your spelling/grammar as we will just copy and paste.
Quick Profile of Speaker(s)
(max 2 sentences that describes each speakers experience in the industry)
Eg Leslea Clements has worked in the Market Research industry for 26 years, starting as an interviewer, working her way up to Operations Director at many highly regarded MR agencies, before joining the AMSRS as their National Events and Operations Manager in 2007. Leslea also works in theatre in her spare time and has performed as a vocalist and MC at many events.
Quick Profile of each speaker
(200 approx words for each speaker)
Is one of the speakers eligible for the Young Researcher Award?
To qualify one of the speakers/authors of this presentation must qualify as a young researcher (up to 30 years as at 30 June 2021). If you/they qualify, you could be in the running for the prize of $1,000 in credit towards industry-related events and courses.
Young Researcher Award Eligibility
If yes, Please let us know the name of the eligible person.
Please provide a high res picture for each speaker that we can use to start promoting your attendance.
Online content - If you have any online content we can use (youtube, blog, website etc) that we can use to promote you, please include these below
What is the best twitter handle to use for your presentation?
We will be submitting a:
What is your presentation title?
This information will be used for the conference website and hardcopy program.
Synopsis of your Presentation
(up to 200 words)
What are the key elements that will make your presentation stand out?
How will you make your presentation creative?
Please give a brief outline of the research methodology and rigour in regards to your presentation.
Will all of your data and findings be available by Fri 19 Mar 2021
(First rough notes/paper and presentation to discuss with committee).
Have you got client approval for sharing this data?
Which of the following session titles does your presentation best fit into?
If other please specify:
Would you consider presenting face to face on the first day?
Upload your synopsis here (required)
2 page minimum (word/pdf)
Upload your 5-10 draft slides here (not required)
Your Video (not required)
If you have not presented with us before, send us a link to any other video of a presentation (or the like) that you have already done or send us a short video from your phone letting us know about your idea.
If your video is over 2MB - please add a link to a dropbox file or similar.
If it is under 2MB - please upload below.
Upload your short (2min) video explaining your synopsis
(Please note, this can just be a low res video from a mobile or the like)
Add any company logos you want associated
with you presentation here (not required)
The Research Society will need to have one person ONLY as the contact person for your paper during the lead up to and at the conference. Information that we send to this person should be distributed by this person to your group.
At the moment it is you and you are the only one who has access to this contract for your presentation.
If you do not wish to be the contact person for your presentation please complete the section below, otherwise skip ahead to question 3.
Name of Contact
Is this person one of the authors?
If it is NOT one of the authors please specify contact details.
We look forward to your participation in the 2021 Human Insights Conference.
By checking the below boxes you understand all that is required of you as a potential conference presenter and you agree to the time frames and stipulations outlined in terms and conditions page 4 of the call for speakers document.
I have read the call for speakers document, and understand my responsibilities if chosen to be a speaker at the 2021 Human Insights Conference.
• To try to encourage timely delivery (as stated in the speaker contract) this year we will be accepting a few more presentations than can fit in the program.
• We have increased the amount of contact between speakers and the committee to help achieve our quality and timeline objectives.
• This means that if you are selected, and do not provide your documents on time, we may remove you from presenting at the conference and/or speakers who do not make the timeframes will not be eligible for any of the Conference Awards.
• This also applies to presentations that end up being a sales pitch, or are not of a high enough quality to be presented, as deemed by the Conference Committee.
I will be able to adhere to the due dates and timeframes of the conference
Distribution/Publishing Rights -
The Research Society has the right to distribute your submitted presentations, video, papers, speaker notes, your bio and your photo once submitted for the conference.
The program will be promoted nationally and internationally and your paper or speaker notes along with your presentation in pdf format will be published on our website for attendees (and all members after 12 months)
Video of your presentation may be used as well for further Conference promotion.
I understand the distribution and publishing rights.
I understand that it is expected that all potential contributors wishing to present in an authoritative way to their colleagues in research and insights will be members of the Research Society or an equivalent international association. Research Society membership of the speaker(s) will be a factor in the synopsis’ judging.
I understand the above - Members
While joint client presentations are particularly welcomed, the Conference Committee assumes that, in line with the Research Society's Code of Professional Behaviour, the author(s) will have obtained permission from clients or other third parties, to present information which requires such permission to be granted, and that the author will indemnify the Research Society, and ensure that the Society is not held liable for any claims from clients or other third parties incurred by the author’s failure to have obtained such permission to use information.
I understand the above - Clients
Authors who submit a synopsis acknowledge that the decision of the 2021 Conference Committee is final and that The Research Society cannot be held liable for any inconvenience resulting from the Committee’s decision.
The Conference Committee reserves the right to request changes to submitted papers and presentations and that any cost resulting from such changes are the responsibility of the contributor not the Society.
• The Conference Committee reserves the right to remove any presentations from the Conference Program that are deemed not of a high enough quality to be presented or a blatant sales pitch.
I understand the above - judging
By submitting my e-signature below, I am agreeing to all terms and conditions of the call for speakers document.