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May 2018
Vol. 17, Number 4

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Exciting, Intelligent Conference Seeking Speaker with the Same Values

Anya Zadrozny, and Sidney Clewe,

2019 QRCA Conference Call for Proposals

The 2019 QRCA Conference Call for Speaker Proposals is here. The most important aspect of any conference is its content, and you can make the 2019 QRCA Conference the!

Here’s how:

Submit a Speaker Proposal

  • Bring your best ideas, your “A” game, your cream-of-the-crop
  • Impress your peers with your innovative ideas, practical advice, and engaging presentation
  • Ask yourself what presentation you would like to see, and challenge yourself to become the expert and present it
  • Make yourself proud by finally submitting that topic you’ve been brainstorming for years
  • » Submit & Learn More

Send the Speaker Submission Link to a Peer

  • Have someone in mind who would be a great speaker?
  • Send them the submission link
  • Forward the link to an expert you admire
  • Send this link to someone who inspires you
  • Post this link on your social media accounts
  • » Submit & Learn More

See you in Savannah January 30 – February 1, 2019. Head to for more!

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The Qually Award Committee Seeks Project Ideas for 2019 Qually RFP

Kayte Hamilton, and Tory Gentes,

In 2018 we shook things up a bit and had the three finalists present their proposals in front of a live audience at the 2018 QRCA Annual Conference held in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, Hatchtank sponsored the award and provided a text-based voting platform where nearly 200 fellow Quallies participated in selecting the winning presentation. Lauren McCrae and Nicole Aleong from Lux Insights took home top honors this year with their winning methodology titled, “The Curation Quotient.” Read their bios and download their submissions here.

What we need from you:

The 2019 QRCA Annual Conference theme is "Charting Your Best Course" and will be held in Savannah, GA. We are looking for qualitative research project designs that dovetail with that idea. Things to keep in mind to get your brainstorming juices flowing:

  • Is there a research project that you have been thinking about for a while but just can’t seem to bring to life?
  • It’s time for an updated approach to an old research answer.
  • You have been wanting to know the answer to this question and just can’t seem to get it!

Deadline to submit RFP ideas: May 15, 2018

How it works:

Quallies who wish to submit a proposal in response to our RFP are limited to a page count and are instructed to omit things like recruiting specifics and budgets. The focus of the proposal is how you creatively problem-solve the research objective. Keep this in mind as you think about potential RFP ideas.

If you’ve got ideas you would like to share, head over to the Qually Award page on the QRCA website. There is a short form to fill out and more details about the award, and you can check out past winners, too.


Reach out with any comments, thoughts, or need-to-know specifics to the award co-chairs: Kayte Hamilton at or Tory Gentes at

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