Make the most of your time at SampleCon.  Explore and register for the networking events below.

Great Sample Hunt

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for the kick-off of SampleCon with EMI Research Solutions and fellow SampleCon attendees on the Great Sample Hunt. Meet new people, earn the most points, experience a taste of our host city and network a bit while on this adventure through exciting Austin! Please meet in the Wildflower Atrium at 4:30 pm. The Great Sample Hunt will depart in a race to see which teams can complete the most tasks ending at the Rattle Inn for the opening dinner reception. Exciting prizes will be awarded We would like to extend a big thank you to EMI Research Solutions for sponsoring this fun opportunity to jumpstart networking at SampleCon.


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Professional Headshot Station

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

When more than three people don’t recognize you from your headshot, it might be time for a new photo! Virtual Incentives is ready to help you capture the right image! A professional headshot photographer will be onsite at SampleCon on Thursday, February 8 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 10:45 am to 11:15 am. The Headshot station will be located in Wildflower Atrium, on the Main Level of the Omni Barton Creek. SampleCon would like to thank Virtual Incentives for their generous sponsorship.


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SampleCon Shark Tank

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 2:05 pm – 2:55 pm

Have a great solution to a problem the Sample Industry is grappling with? Come take a swim with our Sample Sharks on Thursday, February 8th at SampleCon. SampleCon wants to hear your solutions to the industry’s biggest challenges from respondent engagement to leveraging new trends to new methods for tackling DQ. The sky is the limit.

How it works:

  • Fill out the form below to enter yourself for consideration in this session
  • Our panel of Sample Sharks will review the submissions and select their top 4 submissions
  • The selected submissions will have 5 minutes to “pitch” their solution live before the judges and SampleCon audience and take Q&A from the panel
  • Winner will be announced on Friday, February 9th


  • One (1) winner will be selected and given a $500 cash prize


Click here to submit.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Rattle Inn

Arrived after the Great Sample Hunt left the hotel? Meet us in Omni Barton Creek lobby, at 6:30 pm for a ground transportation to the Rattle Inn for a true Texas experience. The Opening Reception will start at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. SampleCon would like to thank Tango Card for their generous sponsorship of the Reception.

Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come unwind after a day of sessions at the SampleCon Networking Happy Hour from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Rock House at the Omni Barton Creek. We would like to thank Cint, Ipsos, Lightspeed, Lucid, Maru/Matchbox, Paradigm Sample, ProdegeMR and SoapBoxSample for hosting this event.

SampleCon Poker Tournament

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

It’s time to ante up and show off your card shark skills at the SampleCon Poker Tournament sponsored by ProdegeMR. Tournament spots are for registered players only, but all conference attendees are welcome to watch the tournament show down starting at 8:30 pm in Omni Barton Creek Rock House. Please check with our team at the Registration Desk about availability of seats to join the game on site. Not a card shark yet? No worries, join our amateur table!


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