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ABOUT SAMPLECON 2015

It’s All About That Respondent!

SampleCon, the premier conference on survey sampling geared to senior-level executives, returns for its third straight year to New Orleans. Join our dynamic participant-driven sessions on topics around respondent experience and industry guidelines.

Date & Location

January 12-14, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

 
2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 

Rob Berger
Vision Critical
JD Deitch
Ipsos
Corey Julseth
Nielsen
Jim Bernier
GfK
Andy Drake
Hall & Partners
Mendy Orimland
Prodege
Bonnie Breslauer
Lightspeed
Matt Dusig
Innovate
Edan Portaro
uSamp
Sean Case
Research for Good
Nate Ehrich
Vindale
Jacqueline Rosales
SoapBoxSample
Patrick Comer
Federated Sample
Chris Fabber
MRops
Leslie Townsend
Kinesis Survey Technologies
Jean Davis
NPD Group

REGISTRATION / Information

Registration is now open for SampleCon 2015. We realize it’s the end of the year and budgets might already be allocated. But don’t let that prevent you from reserving your spot today! SampleCon is pleased to offer a register now, pay later option. Please click on the Register Now button below and follow the prompts.

EARLY REGISTRATION
(through December 5, 2014)

$599 per attendee
$499 per attendee for 4 or more attendees

REGISTRATION
(after December 5, 2014)

$699 per attendee
$599 per attendee for 4 or more attendees


Please note: The last day for registration cancellation with a refund is December 22, 2014. Registration transfers are available. If you need to transfer, please email us at info@samplecon.com

Session Overviews / Coming Soon

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

SampleCon 2015 provides the opportunity for Industry leaders to focus on and drive the future trajectory of survey sampling. This year’s attendance, projected to reach 150 buyers, sellers, and technology developers from around the world, is an ideal venue to raise your visibility with key senior level influencers!

SampleCon is excited to offer multiple sponsorship opportunities that give you increased visibility with attendees. Below are details on available sponsorship opportunities. To secure a sponsorship or request additional information, please contact the conference planners at info@samplecon.com or telephone +1 (504) 309-8965.

Sponsorship Signup

Supporting Member – $7,500
Available Sponsorships: 2 1

Supporting member sponsorship provides you with the highest-level visibility at SampleCon 2015 and the opportunity to extend your contact with attendees beyond the conference.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• Three (3) complimentary conference registrations
• Premier placement of logo on all conference materials and communication
• Opportunity to introduce one speaker/panel during SampleCon 2015
• Recognition as Supporting Member on signage placed in registration area and throughout conference venue
• Company collateral/promotional item distributed to all attendees in conference bag
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book
• Single set of mailing labels for all conference attendees following the conference





Monday Night Kick-off Reception – $5,000
Available Sponsorships: 3

Host the kick-off dinner reception for SampleCon 2015. This always-popular evening provides an ideal networking opportunity.

Join us at the Bourbon House for local seafood and a traditional Creole fare. While you are enjoying the reception take the time to enjoy the view as the Bourbon House overlooks the live entertainment, known as Bourbon Street. The New York Times stated that the Bourbon House was “one of the best people watching perches in the city”.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
• Individual recognition signage placed throughout venue during the Kick-Off Reception
• Speaking opportunity at Monday Night Reception; remarks limited to five minutes per sponsor
• One-time electronic invitation about reception sent to all conference attendees with your logo included
• Placement of logo on all conference materials
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book
• Company collateral/promotional item distributed to all attendees in conference bag



Tuesday Happy Hour – $4,500
Available Sponsorships: 3 SOLD

Gain visibility while ensuring attendees enjoy a memorable evening in New Orleans. The Happy Hour will take place in the historic Ritz-Carlton Courtyard – providing guests with an experience reminiscent of the spaces found behind closed door mansions throughout the historic French Quarter.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
• Individual recognition signage placed throughout venue during the Happy Hour
• One-time electronic invitation about the Happy Hour sent to all conference attendees with your logo included
• Placement of logo on all conference materials
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book
• Company collateral/promotional item distributed to all attendees in conference bag













Conference Bags – $3,500
Available Sponsorships: 1 SOLD

Place your company logo on our sturdy conference bags! All attendees will receive a conference bag at the registration desk, ensuring your logo is prominently displayed throughout the entire conference, as well as after.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• One (1) complimentary conference registrations
• Logo on conference bag
• Placement of logo on all conference materials
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book
• Company collateral/promotional item distributed to all attendees in conference bag





Lunch – $3,000
Available Sponsorships: 2

This is a fabulous opportunity to gain exposures while your company provides all of the Conference attendees with lunch.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• One (1) complimentary conference registrations
• Individual recognition signage placed throughout meal room during lunch and your company name announced to all attendees on both days of the conference during the general session
• Placement of company collateral and/or promotional item on all tables during lunch
• Placement of logo on all conference materials
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book



Breakfast – $2,750
Available Sponsorships: 2

The breakfast sponsorship provides the opportunity to gain exposure while your company provides attendees with breakfast.

With this sponsorship you receive:
• One (1) complimentary conference registration
• Individual recognition signage placed throughout meal room during breakfast
• Your Company’s name announced as the breakfast sponsor both days of the conference during the general session.
• Placement of company collateral and/or promotional item on all tables during breakfast
• Placement of logo on all conference materials
• Company logo and website hyperlinked on SampleCon.com
• Logo and 100-word company description in SampleCon conference book




Sponsorship Signup

HOTEL INFORMATION

Rooms for SampleCon attendees have been secured at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. We are pleased to offer discounted room rates for the conference dates as follows:

One king bed: $219, plus tax, per night
Two double beds: $229, plus tax, per night

Online Reservations
To reserve a room with one king bed, please click here.
To reserve a room with two double beds, please click here.

Phone Reservations
Please call the Ritz-Carlton and reference “SampleCon” when booking your room preference:
Tel: +1 (504) 524-1331

Additional Nights

A limited number of rooms for the nights leading up to and following SampleCon have been reserved at the hotel. If you are coming in early or plan to stay late, please contact:

Victoria VanSteenburgh
victoria@arbmeetings.com
+1 (504) 309-8965

Theresa Nixon
+1 (504) 670-2815

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS
921 CANAL STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

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2015 Attendees

 
Attendees
 

Armen Adjemian
Blue Media Ventures Inc
Gene Filipi
Kinesis Survey Technologies
Deb Ogle-Thompson
C+R Research
Gaurav Agarwal
WiseSample, Inc
Brad Franz
Burke, Inc
Steve Orebaugh
P2Sample
Ethan Allison
UserTesting
Calvin Friesth
Prodege
Mendy Orimland
Prodege
Carrie Angiolet
Illuminas
Adam Froman
Delvinia & AskingCanadians
Tom Ottersburgh
Lightspeed
Brook Baston
myPoints
Matt Gaffney
Branded Research, Inc.
Ofir Pasternak
Persona.ly
Victoria Behrens
TrialPay
Dave Gaston
Prodege
Tracy Peto
Spiceworks
Casey Berg
Morpace
Jeff Gerken
Research Panel Asia
Aaron Platshon
TapResearch
Rob Berger
Vision Critical
Garrett Gil de Rubio
P2Sample
Edan Portaro
uSamp
Jim Bernier
GfK
Matthew Handegaard
GfK
Paul Posluszny
Marketing Systems Group
Marty Biscay
Critical Mass Media
Shaun Hawley
Hall & Partners
Ted Pulsifer
Market Cube
Dyna Boen
TrueSample
Emil Hedaya
Vindale Research
Naimul Qadar
NextON Services
Theodore Bouzakis
uSamp
Dave Herrman
Quest Mindshare
Finn Raben
ESOMAR
Bonnie Breslauer
Lightspeed
Stefan Hok
Cint
Aditya Raj
Market Cube
Nancy Brigham
Ipsos
Steve Hopkins
Market Cube
David Reckner
J. Reckner Associates, Inc.
Ann Brown
Gazelle Global
Joseph Jordan
uSamp
Kevin Rohm
Reckner
Kenesha Brown
Carbonview
Frank Kelly
Lightspeed
Matthew Ronco
Research for Good
Samantha Carballo
Cint USA Inc.
Ian Kiernan
MRops, Inc.
Jacqueline Rosales
SoapBoxSample
Liz Carlson
UserTesting
Gene Kim
MFour
Joanne Rudge
Vision Critical
Oscar Carlsson
Cint
Roland Klassen
Cido Research
Debra Santus
TNS
Sean Case
Research for Good
Maor Kreichman
Persona.ly
George Schaumann
Hall & Partners
Michael Cashion
Risali Media, LLC
Gregg Lavin
Innovate
Brett Schnittlich
Federated Sample Corporate
Tara Caughlin
Vision Critical
Andre Leb
Prodege
Jared Schrieber
InfoScout
Jonathan Cheriff
Peanut Labs
Barbara Leinheiser
WebMD
Michele Scollard
Headway Workforce Solutions
Michael Clark
Burke, Inc.
Audra Lifka
MyPoints
David Shanker
Lightspeed
John Coffey
WebMD Market Research
David Liss
Carbonview Research
Dipak Singh
Market Cube
Patrick Comer
Federated Sample Corporate
Amanda Little
DoctorDirectory.com
Chris St. Hilaire
MFour
Jean Davis
NPD
Ana Karen López
Netquest
Keith Strassberg
Universal Survey
Janna de Bruijne
P2Sample
Christy Luquire
Federated Sample Corporate
Takuma Suehiro
Borders Asia
Olivier de Gaudemar
Ipsos
Robin Maddy
Critical Mass Media
Kris Tarbet
Prodege
Mathijs de Jong
P2Sample
Raj Manocha
Delvinia & AskingCanadians
Sam Tawancy
Phoenix Marketing International
JD Deitch
Ipsos
Bo Mattsson
Cint
Richard Thornton
Cint
Don Dodge
Google
Ruth Maxwell
Headway Workforce Solutions
Scott Toro
GSSInsight
Danielle Doty
Hall & Partners
Jeff McCarrick
Lightspeed
Leslie Townsend
Kinesis Survey Technologies LLC
Andy Drake
Hall & Partners
Michael McCrary
Fulcrum
Nicholas Urda
Reckner Healthcare
Matt Dusig
Innovate
Mark Menig
TrueSample
Sima Vasa
Paradigm
Nate Ehrich
Vindale
Gina Meola
Morpace
Don Wasylyk
Kinesis Survey Technologies LLC
Mohamed El Shazly
P2Sample
Mirjana Mihaljcic
Vision Critical
Andreas Wech
Netquest
Andy Ellis
Federated Sample
Chuck Miller
DM2
Lisa Wilding-Brown
Innovate
Jeremy Engelin
Phoenix Marketing International
Grant Miller
RIWI Corp.
Steve Woeste
Stevenson Company
Cristian Enriquez
Netquest
Mike Misel
Prodege
Jake Wolff
Cint
Christopher Fabber
MRops, Inc.
Raphael Morozov
Prodege
Sam Yadav
Quest Mindshare
Joe Farrell
Quest Mindshare
Shawn Murphy
Critical Mass Media
Jessie Yara
ClearVoice Research
Benjamin Farrer
Kantar
Chyna Natoli
LRW

New Orleans Activities

PLAY, SHOP, GIVE BACK
AT SAMPLECON 2015

Work hard, play harder. It is New Orleans, after all! But with all the rich opportunities, how do you decide to spend your free time? Following is a list of suggested activities that will get you away from the hotels and bars. And for your early arrivals, we have arranged two different outings for Monday afternoon. Enjoy the time.

EXPLORE NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans is a food-and-drink paradise. But what if you appreciate the historical flavor? Like that dash of zest from the arts? Or do you have a taste for the macabre? If so, see below for some suggested activities that might appeal to your discerning palate..

The Historical and the Cultural

Garden District Tour
Stroll through New Orleans’ elegant Garden District, once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans. This “American” section of town was developed to rival the architectural splendor of the French Quarter and features Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. See the current home of the First Family of Football, the Mannings, as well as other celebrity residences; the house where Jefferson Davis died; and Toby’s Corner, the oldest house in the area.

National World War II Museum
The nationally reputed National WWII Museum features a rich artifacts collection that brings the American war experience to life.

Sidney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
This five-acre sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States. While the museum itself is closed on Mondays, the sculpture garden remains open. More than 60 sculptures, from classical to contemporary, are situated among meandering footpaths and bridges, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The O is a carefully cultivated collection of Southern painting, photography, and sculpture. During January, see its featured installations for the citywide arts festival Prospect.3 and take in how 80s-art-scene-setter Basquiat was influenced by the bayou.

For the Kid in Us

Audubon Zoo is ranked one of the top in the country for its exotic animals and lush gardens. Watch penguins play and white alligators glide through dark waters at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Both appeal to the inner child!

Cemetery Tour
Only in New Orleans could cemeteries be major tourist attractions. With a mystical history and uniquely ornate tombs dating back to the late 1700s, New Orleans’ famous resting places are of major interest. Most organized tours will take you through St. Louis Cemetery #1, home to voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s grave, and Lafayette Cemetery, the final resting place of General Harry T. Hays of the 1st Louisiana Brigade and Anne Rice’s fictional Mayfair witches and vampire Lestat.

And to learn how Queen Leveau had such power, visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum for a lesson in the occult.

Hop on the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world. Easily the best value in the city at $1.25 a ride, enact your own “Stella!” moment or simply soak in the charming scenery as you rumble and sway past locations such as antebellum mansions, university campuses, and Audubon Park.

Board a riverboat for another view of the Crescent City. Whether it is a food-and-jazz cruise on the Steamboat Natchez or one of the other paddle boat queens, step back into time as you float the Mighty Mississippi.

Mardi Gras World Tour
Lift the curtain to the magical spectacle of a New Orleans Mardi Gras. Get up close to parade floats and costumes and tour the float den, where props and floats are created.

Drives Outside the City

Cajun Village
This collection of shops in old houses features local products, woodworking, antique collectibles, and an alligator farm.

Plantations along River Road
Tour some of the South’s most beautiful antebellum homes located just a short one-hour drive outside New Orleans. Admire the massive oaks at Oak Alley, explore the history of a Creole plantation at Laura, and kick up your feet up at Houmas House.

Swamp Tour
Discover secluded areas of South Louisiana’s swamp lands with high-speed airboats. It’s never been easier to glide over land and water to discover this exotic world of haunting beauty. These tours can accommodate groups of all sizes.

SHOP NEW ORLEANS

If your ideal sport is shopping – or you just forgot a pair of shoes in your haste to pack and get on down here! – visit any of the shopping locations below.

Put on Your Walking Boots

Outlet Collection Riverwalk
The Riverwalk includes Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Adidas, Clark’s, and Gap Outlet.

The Shops at Canal Place
Located eat the foot of Canal Street, the shops include, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Allen Edmonds, BCBG, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew and lululemon.

Royal Street
With numerous art galleries and antique shops as well as clothing stores, Royal Street is the perfect place to find a rare relic, New Orleans souvenir, or designer label.

Slip on Your Driving Mocs

Magazine Street
Delightfully diverse commercial pockets, from hip boutiques to stationery staples to confectionery stores, pepper this street that winds through some of New Orleans’ most vibrant neighborhoods.

Oak Street
This neighborhood shopping area located in uptown Carrollton boasts boutiques, bookstores, and cafes and restaurants.

GIVE BACK

2015 marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina struck land, wreaking havoc with mass damage and destruction to New Orleans and the surrounding area. We have two unique service opportunities for giving back to our City and invite you to join us in these.

St. Bernard Project
St. Bernard Project (SBP) is a national long-term disaster recovery organization. The mission is to ensure that communities at risk of, or impacted by, disasters (such as New Orleans and areas of New Jersey) have the resources to recover quickly following natural disasters.

The St. Bernard Project’s Rebuilding Program in New Orleans rebuilds homes for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families with children who cannot afford to do so otherwise. Volunteer groups are responsible for basic procedures such as installing drywall and painting.Tools and transportation will be provided, so just roll up your sleeves to work on homes in the areas of either Gentilly or the 9th Ward, both still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans City Park
City Park is a New Orleans living treasure, at more than 1,300 acres. This gorgeous urban oasis features the world’s largest collection of mature oak trees as well as an extensive assortment of plants dotted among lagoons and along trails and other amusement attractions. Volunteers are essential to its maintenance. Get your hands dirty as you assist with planting, mulching, and weeding. Tidy flowerbeds and pick up trash along the many trails and shoreline. Grab a paint brush to touch up buildings and other structures. And roam the verdant grounds, which both residents and visitors alike have been enjoying for more than 150 years.

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