2020 Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research
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5/20/2020 to 5/22/2020
When: May 20-22, 2020
Where: Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place
Rue Auguste Orts 3-7/Grand Place
Brussels 1000
Contact: Sarah

Online registration is available until: 6/1/2020
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Worldwide Conference

To register online, please select the Register button above. You can also download the registration form PDF here and mail or fax to the office.

2020 Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research

Qualitative research and study have been around for hundreds of years. While we may have altered how we perform the practice, the founding philosophy has not changed. Join the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), in collaboration with the Association for Qualitative Research (AQR), in Brussels as we gather for a master class on the foundation of qualitative research to help us embrace our future as researchers. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the globe and be inspired by some of the biggest thinkers in the industry.

Other events may tend to focus on the client, but the Worldwide Conference is for researchers and about research. Attendees eagerly await this biennial event, looking forward to connecting with global colleagues while having inspiring conversations about theories and practice. Join us in Brussels and prepare to be inspired!

Registration Rates:

EARLYBIRD (on or before April 8, 2020)

  • QRCA Individual Member: $1,200
  • QRCA Emeritus Member: $525
  • QRCA NewQ Member: $525
  • Non-Member: $1,500
  • Student /Recent Graduate: $500

REGULAR (after April 8, 2020)

  • QRCA Individual Member: $1,350
  • QRCA Emeritus Member: $675
  • QRCA NewQ Member: $675
  • Non-Member: $1,650
  • Student /Recent Graduate: $650


  • QRCA Individual Member: $700
  • QRCA Emeritus Member: $350
  • QRCA NewQ Member: $350
  • Non-Member: $850
  • Student /Recent Graduate: $300

Guests can attend the Wednesday Reception and Thursday Dinner for a fee of $150.

Global Outreach Scholarship

2020 Global Outreach Scholarship Available Through March 6


Are you a qualitative researcher from outside the US, UK or Canada? Are you interested in continuing to grow and develop professionally and personally? Do you want to experience first-hand QRCA’s culture of learning and sharing?

Consider applying for the Worldwide Conference Global Scholarship – the recipient will receive:

  • Free conference registration to attend the QRCA Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research in Brussels, Belgium, May 20-22, 2020.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the conference, up to a total of US $1,000.
  • Free membership of QRCA for the remainder of the 2020 membership year.


QRCA offers a discounted rate for qualitative researchers in those countries with a per capita GDP of less than $30,000. Information on per capita rankings is available at the CIA World Fact Book. If you qualify for the GDP discount, please email sarahe@qrca.org for your 25% off discount code which you can apply to the conference rate when registering online.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a 100% refund less a processing fee of $25, all cancellations must be received via this online form at www.qrca.org/cancellation by April 6, 2020. Cancellations received between April 7-April 13 will receive a 50% refund. After April 13, no refund will be offered. QRCA reserves the right to alter or cancel without prior notice any of the arrangements relating directly or indirectly to the conference. QRCA will not accept liability for any losses and/or damage attendees may suffer on account of alteration or cancellation. Your completion of registration indicates your permission to be photographed and recorded. Note: Please do not send credit card information via email to protect your data. Per standard by the Payment Card Industry, QRCA has met the requirements of the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).


  1. Speakers
    Hear from the best in qualitative research and be prepared to be inspired!

  2. Big Thinking
    The QRCA Worldwide Conference is known to be a gathering place of the best and brightest thinkers in the world of qualitative. Join your fellow researchers as you delve into deep conversations about where we have come from and where we are going as an industry.

  3. Brussels
    Often overlooked as a destination, Brussels is a hidden gem. The Capital of Europe is truly welcoming and cosmopolitan, with more than 130 nationalities living side by side. With traditional cafes and flea markets alongside the headquarters of NATO and the EU, Brussels seamlessly combines tradition with modernity.

  4. Make a Connection
    With attendees from across the globe, at the QRCA Worldwide Conference you will be able to build your understanding of qualitative research by connecting with fellow quallies from around the world that you cannot miss collaborating with.

  5. European Location/Vacation
    The center of the European Union is a fantastic starting point for a much-needed vacation. Start your European vacation in Brussels for the adventure you always wanted to take. Brussels is just a 90-minute train ride from Paris and provides access to quick flights to other destinations including Rome, Barcelona, and so many more. After the conference, head out on a European tour that will create a lifetime of memories.

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