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2020 QRCA Annual Conference Schedule

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2:00 pm

Optional Tour: Austin Weird Homes Tour ($65/person)

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The Weird Homes Tour® is a community of like-minded people who are inspired by the strange, the kooky, the odd and the unexpected parts of our world. Won’t you join us and find your inspiration? We’ll have a private tour of three homes on the Austin Weird Homes Tour to get a taste of what makes Austin “weird.”

Transportation will be provided by Ninja Buses — refurbished party buses like you’ve never seen before!



2:00 pm (1:15 departure)

Optional Tour: Austin in a Nutshell Hybrid Bike Tour ($65/person)

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Meet your guide at the bike shop at Zilker Park, get outfitted with your bike and helmet, and then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin! Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building. Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March and November. Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the two-hour bike tour!

(Van transportation to and from the hotel will be provided for the first dozen registrants.)



6:30 pm

Early Arrivals Event Options

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NOTE: Van transportation to and from the hotel is NOT provided — please make your way there via UBER, LYFT, or cabs.

  1. Bar Hop on Rainey Street
    Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

    Austin’s Rainey Street is lined with local bars and restaurants, many of which are in old converted houses. If you visit, be sure to stop at favorites like Icenhauers, Lustre Pearl, and Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden.

  2. Enjoy Live Music

    You’re visiting the Live Music Capital of the world, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding shows. Popular music venues include Antone’s, the Continental Club, the Mohawk, and Stubb’s. You can see who is playing while you’re in town by checking out Do512’s live music calendar.

  3. Sing Karaoke at Warehouse Billiard Bar
    10 pm onwards
    509 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

    At 11,000 square feet, the iconic Warehouse Billiard Bar is the largest in Austin and features a Karaoke night on Tuesdays, starting at 10 pm — however, you can come in earlier and enjoy a selection of draft beers, wines and choice cocktails; play some Poker or Incredible 3D golf, try your hand at pool, skeeball, foosball, shuffleboard, pinball, or video games; or just chill out with your buddies. The bar closes at 2 am. While the bar doesn’t serve food, there is typically a BBQ Truck in the large car park.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Healthy Connections: Zumba

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7:00 am - 8:00 am

Exhibit Hall Set-Up



8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open



8:00 am - 9:45 am

Marketplace Open



8:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast in the Marketplace



8:30 am - 9:45 am

First-Timers Event

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9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break



10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome/Opening



10:15 am - 11:15 am

Keynote Speaker
Kristin Luck

Session and Speaker Details

Kristin Luck, founder of Scalehouse Consulting and Women in Research, is this year's keynote speaker. She is a former member of the senior leadership team at Decipher, prior to the company's successful sale. A lifelong quantitative researcher, Kristin now advocates at the highest level for the unparalleled insights derived from qualitative research and is a fierce proponent for humanizing research, believing technology has the ability to increase — not decrease — human connection.



11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break



11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Partner Spotlights

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Resource Connection Time



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 1a
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 1b
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 1c
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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break in the Marketplace



3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Breakout Session 2a
Speaker TBD

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Breakout Session 2b
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Breakout Session 2c
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4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Break



4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Round Table Discussion 1

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5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Opening Reception in Marketplace

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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dine-Arounds

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Late Night

Two Stepping Optional Activity

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Healthy Connections: Yoga

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Desk Open



8:00 am - 8:45 am

YPG Breakfast



8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast in the Marketplace



8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Marketplace Open



8:45 am - 9:30 am

Optional SIG Meetings in the Marketplace



9:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakout Session 3a
Speaker TBD

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9:30am - 10:30 am

Breakout Session 3b
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9:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakout Session 3c
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10:30 am - 11:00 am

Break in the Marketplace



11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 4a
Speaker TBD

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 4b
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 4c
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Dessert in the Marketplace



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 5a
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 5b
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session 5c
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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break in the Marketplace



3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Round Table Discussion 2

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4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Break



4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Quality Award Finalist Presentations

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday Night Event

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Stroll the streets of Austin and join us for an immersive evening of camaraderie with colleagues and cultural immersion at the Bullock Texas State History Museum — located only steps away from the AT&T Conference Center. Cultivate new friendships, sample authentic Austin food, and toast to a shining future of technology and human connections for qualitative researchers everywhere.

We will have free range roaming of the museum exhibits, which celebrate the history and stories about the great state of Texas. In keeping with QRCA’s tradition, this will be a fun and interactive evening with your fellow quallies! Explore the Bullock Museum website here.



Friday, January 31, 2020

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Healthy Connections: Walking Tour



8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Desk Open



8:00 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast



8:30 am - 9:15 am

Optional Chapter Meetings



9:15 am - 10:15 am

Breakout Session 6a
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9:15 am - 10:15 am

Breakout Session 6b
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9:15 am - 10:15 am

Breakout Session 6c
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10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break



10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sighting Sights on the Bright Horizon: Future Musings at the Annual Membership Meeting and Town Hall Round-Up

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11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch, All Awards, 2021 Conference Reveal

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 7a
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 7b
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 7c
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2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Break



2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 8a
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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 8b
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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 8c
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3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break



3:30 pm - 3:40 pm

Round Table Discussions 3



4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Wise Ways to Go Forward with Humanity: Bonus Keynote by Naomi Henderson



5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Toast to the Bright Future/Hats off to Humans Happy Hour



7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dine-Arounds

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