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Top Insights Events to Add to Your 2019 Calendar

As companies apply agile approaches to marketing and new product development, customer centricity has become even more critical improving customer experiences, building new products, and delivering relevant marketing communications. 

In order to keep pace with the speed of change; marketing, consumer insights and UX/CX professionals need stay informed with the latest tools and technology. They also need to be change agents for their organizations, applying the latest agile insight principles that improve speed to market and in-market success through deeper consumer understanding.

That’s why we looked across marketing, research and innovation disciplines to create a list of the top conference picks for agile insights professionals. The events below go beyond big data and analytics or traditional market research approaches. They offer newer methods, tools and approaches that help you gain the knowledge and networking opportunities you need to succeed in being both agile and consumer focused.

We’ve also provided discount codes from the conference organizers where possible. Make sure to bookmark this blog post and check back as we will continue to add additional events and discounts codes as they become available. 

Can’t wait for a conference to start learning more? Check out our library of webinars on agile insights and innovation for some ideas and resources you can tap into right now.


The Product Event

February 2-8, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

Use discount code pm200 to receive an early registration discount.

Comprised of three unique tracks, this is the most comprehensive product management event available. Attendees will learn from leading industry practitioners on topics focused on innovation, business planning, product strategy, performance and customer insights.


The Quirk's Event - Brooklyn

March 5-6, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY

Use code SAVE20 to save 20% off registration pricing.

In 2015 Quirk’s saw another need in the industry and launched the Quirk’s Event, an inclusive event created for the entire marketing research and insights community. In its launch, the Quirk’s Event became one of the largest preeminent events in the industry – with over 1,200 attendees.


Qualtrics X4 Summit

March 6-9, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT 

An annual gathering of the worlds experience leaders. Discover how the visionaries and leaders behind the world’s most iconic organizations design and deliver breakthrough customer, employee, product, and brand experiences.


CX Talks: The Customer Experience Summit - Dallas

March 11, 2019 | Dallas, TX 

If you care about your customers and want to improve your customer experience – this is the conference for you. Come learn about the diversity of talent and skills required to deliver a delightful and effective Customer Experience (CX). Hosted at Cityplace Events in Dallas, this full-day conference features 2 keynote speakers, 14 CX Talks speakers, an all-star CX Practitioner/Client panel, 10 breakout discussion groups, and hands-on workshops. Meet and network with CX leaders, association representatives and conference attendees from a wide variety of disciplines. You’ll leave with a more informed understanding and appreciation of the talent, skills and tools required to create world class customer experiences.


Business Agility Conference

March 13-14, 2019 | New York City, NY 

Change, both technological and cultural, is occurring faster than ever before. In this climate, modern enterprises will live or die on their ability to quickly adapt. As a result, companies are turning to agile for ideas to innovate, reduce costs, and remain relevant in a changing market. Business agility embraces change. Business agility changes how you think, how you work and the way you interact with people. This change is crucial at every level of the organization, from the operations floor to the C-Suite.


Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

March 18-21, 2019 | Orlando, FL 

Accelerating digitalization, driven by the dramatic surge in new technologies, has created a world of unprecedented disruption and increasing ambiguity. With ambiguity comes both uncertainty and risk, but also opportunity. In this uncharted new world data and analytics leaders need to find clarity of purpose. This conference shares new strategies, guidance and best practices to help you realize your future - a future based on data you can trust, agile analytics you can rely on, and the clarity needed to empower you with the continuous intelligence and pervasive insights necessary to excel in the digital economy.

Qual360 North America

March 20-21, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Use code TRC15 to save 15% off registration pricing.

First held in 2008, Qualitative360 brings together leading research practitioners, clients and agencies to exchange ideas and strategies, brainstorm on the latest cutting-edge qualitative techniques and discuss how they can be used effectively to deliver actionable insights for brands. Building on the continued success of the only leading global conference series dedicated to qualitative research and insight, Qual360 features world class speakers, cutting edge discussions and a review of the latest methodologies, tools and case studies available.


NGCX 2019

March 25-27, 2019 | Indian Wells, CA

Next Gen Customer Experience brings together senior level customer experience executives across all industries to discuss the latest customer experience strategies across all channels and touch points. If you want to develop a cutting-edge CX strategy or benefit from focused networking, Next Generation Customer Experience is an event you can't miss.


Customer Contact Week Executive Exchange 2019

March 31-April 2, 2019 | Miami Beach, FL

Customer Contact Week (CCW) is the world's largest customer contact event series. A premium, invitation-only event built for today's most senior CX and Contact Center Leaders.


The Quirk's Event - Chicago

April 2-3, 2019 | Chicago, IL
Use code SAVE20 to save 20% off registration pricing.

Two days of cutting-edge marketing research and consumer insights learning. Give your
team an edge, with sessions featuring real-world case studies, discussions on the hottest
marketing research and insight topics and endless networking opportunities. 


MRMW North America 2019

April 10-11, 2019 | Cincinnati, OH
Use Code 20WIRE to save 20% off registration pricing.

Designed and crafted for the consumer insight and market research professionals to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. A boutique event where each participant takes center stage with focus on each individual’s need through our unique matching program, client focused agenda and content quality control through our advisory board and client partners.


MSMR Insights Conference

April 11, 2019 | Arlington, TX

Marketing research is a creative world where we have the opportunity to come up with new and brilliant projects. The MSMR Insights Conference looks for great projects, new approaches, old approaches applied in new ways and just plain exciting projects.


Design Thinking

April 16-18, 2019 | Austin, TX

Whether you work in experience design, innovation, human factors engineering or evangelizing design thinking in your organization, this conference will deliver you immediate applicable value.


Insight Innovation Exchange

April 23-25, 2019 | Austin, TX

IIeX North America is designed to find out what’s new in the realm of insights, challenge and inspire while finding practical solutions, and connect you with your future business partners.


CX Talks: The Customer Experience Summit - Chicago

April 29, 2019 | Chicago, IL 

Come learn about the diversity of talent and skills required to deliver a delightful and effective Customer Experience (CX). This full-day conference features 2 keynote speakers, 14 CX Talks speakers, an all-star CX Practitioner/Client panel. Meet and network with CX leaders, association representatives and conference attendees from a wide variety of disciplines. You’ll leave with a more informed understanding and appreciation of the talent, skills and tools required to create world class customer experiences.

Front End of Innovation (FEI)

May 14-16, 2019 | Boston, MA 

Over the course of 4-days, more than 600 Innovation, R&D and Product Development executives will walk away armed with concrete structures, processes and connections to accelerate their organization’s ability to identify and act on signals of change that can lead to exponential disruption. 


Intellus Worldwide Summit

May 19-21, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA 

Attendees participate in peer-reviewed sessions including trends and futures keynotes, 30-minute actionable breakouts, skill-building workshops, client-led discussions and our annual awards dinner recognizing our most impactful industry leaders. Tracks for leaders, experienced insights practitioners, young professionals, biopharma, medical device & diagnostics and students from University partners.



August 5-6, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams utilizing the appropriate practices for their context. This conference is the premier international event for the advancement of Agile software development and is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and practices while providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish.

The Market Research Event (TMRE)

November 5-7, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

An event for consumer insights leaders to translate insights into bottom line impact. Over 1000 insights and market research professionals come together as a community to tackle complexity head on. TMRE delivers on its purpose to advance insights together.


DIY Market Research Conference

December 3-4, 2019 | New York, NY

Competing priorities vie for attention, time, and funding, leading savvy researchers to DIY solutions to help stretch their limited resources. Brought to you by producers of TMRE, the DIY Market Research Conference is a two day event fueling corporate researchers with tools, techniques and creative methodologies to make research resources go farther.


Global Growth Marketing Conference

December 10-11, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

A globally-focused event for B2B and B2C growth marketers. They host world-class thought leader speakers and workshop instructors to teach 1,500+ attendees the actionable, no-nonsense growth strategies and tactics that drive rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable revenue and user growth.

If you would like us to add an insights event to our list, please contact us.  



Topics: Market Research, Customer Experience, Strategic Best Practices, Marketing, Agile

Monika Rogers

Monika Rogers

Monika Rogers is the CEO and Co-founder of Digsite. She has more than 20 years of marketing, innovation and market research experience, including positions at General Mills, Pillsbury and the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.