December 4, 2018 – SampleCon (, the premier industry conference and community dedicated to market research sampling, today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to include Corey Julseth, Senior Director, Sample Strategy and Operations at J.D. Power and Adam Jolley, EVP Business Development at EMI Research Solutions. J.D. Power and EMI join Board members Cint, Ipsos, Lucid, Maru|Blue, Paradigm Sample, and Prodege MR.


“I am thrilled to welcome EMI Research and JD Power to the SampleCon Board of Directors – their leadership and commitment to cross-industry collaboration support our efforts to be a catalyst for global discussions,” said Sima Vasa, Chairman of the SampleCon Board of Directors and Chief Evangelist Officer and Founder of Paradigm Sample. “As we look at the evolving landscape of the sample industry, our Board represents the diversity of voices and opinions that are steering us into the future.”


Corey Julseth, Managing Director, Sample Strategy at J.D. Power, added, “Joining SampleCon is a great step to remove barriers and ensure that, as an industry, we are collaborating on solutions to common challenges and threats. It is important to participate directly with our sample partners on issues of quality, user experience and participation, as well as privacy.”


 “It is truly an honor for EMI to join SampleCon. SampleCon provides a common ground meeting place where the industry can discuss and tackle the strengths and opportunities facing the market research and sample industry,” said Adam Jolley, EVP Business Development at EMI Research Solutions. “Its lack of bias towards a method, technology, or agenda truly is a breath of fresh air and allowed us not only to participate but also influence.”


SampleCon 2019 will take place February 11-13, 2019 at the Fairmont Austin in Austin, TX. The conference will delve deep into honest discussion around the challenges, trends and possible solutions for today and tomorrow. SampleCon remains focused on providing a collaborative environment for the global industry leadership to share perspectives on industry issues, challenges, trends and most importantly, successes.


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About SampleCon

Launched in 2013, SampleCon was formed with the goal of creating an open forum for discussion of the global topics facing the sample industry. Since its inception, SampleCon has maintained a unique ability to attract industry players from organizations across all facets of the sample space to explore the future of sampling in a gloves-off environment.  SampleCon remains focused on facilitating conversation around the pressing topics facing the sample industry today.

About J.D. Power

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group, a global alternative investments firm headquartered in London, and is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer.

About EMI Research Solutions

EMI Research Solutions is a leading online sample provider to the market research industry.  Specializing in sample blending, they leverage their network of over 150 sample sources in over 95 countries to provide the B2B, consumer, or healthcare sample that best fits their client’s project.


Corey Julseth

Corey Julseth

Adam Jolley

Adam Jolley

EMI Research Solutions

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