Get involved

Merlien is about action – and interaction. Become an active member of the Merlien family as speaker, writer or advisor. There are several ways to get involved!

Conference Speaker: A Call for Papers is issued for each Merlien conference. We are looking for innovative and exciting client case studies, best practices, methodologies and new technologies for qualitative research. Submission deadlines are announced on the relevant conference websites.

Contributing Writer: Our Merlien blog regularly features guest contributions from industry experts. If you would like to write for Merlien or have already written an article you would like to publish, please contact us to discuss your submission. Please note that we only publish unique content not featured anywhere else.

Advisory Board: The Merlien Advisory Board helps to develop focus and strategy of our market research conferences. Board members review speaker submissions, judge our awards, give strategic advice, suggest speakers and also take an active role in each conference as moderators, chairs or speakers.

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  • Jens Cornelissen

    Jens Cornelissen has been writing for over two decades – initially for general newspapers in his home country Germany. After receiving an MA degree in Communications, he joined a new media start-up in Amsterdam as consultant on new media technologies and country editor for two daily newsletters. In his current day job, Jens runs the global conference division for Merlien’s dedicated marketing research events. Jens is a trained journalist with a BA in Journalism from Westminster University in London and has authored several media industry reports and articles on mobile and media technology.

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