• Tim Harford

    A world-renowned behavioural economist and award-winning Financial Times columnist, Tim is frequently described as 'Britain's Malcolm Gladwell'. He will offer conference an enlightening and entertaining view of business and the economy.

  • Sir Martin Sorrell

    One of the most influential figures in the business world opens conference with an expert view on insight, the economy and new technology.

  • Simon Singh MBE

    What can The Simpsons teach us about maths? The popular author, producer and broadcaster animates the full story at the end of Day One.

  • Will Self

    This provocative author and commentator kicks off Day Two with a view on story, society and the state of communication. Brace yourselves.

  • Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

    What makes a winner? How can you stay motivated? Our final keynote is more qualified than most to answer these questions and more.

  • Professor David Canter

    In 1986 Professor Canter helped the police to catch a man who had killed three women. This assistance drew on his earlier work in market research, studying behaviour in emergencies and how people make sense of cities.

  • Andy Hobsbawm

    Andy offers a thrilling view of where the internet is heading. He was among the 20 inaugural inductees of the British Interactive Multimedia Association’s Digital Hall of Fame, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jonathan Ive.

  • Measuring social media

    Does social media need a new set of research techniques and tools to analyse its true value to business? Join an expert panel who will debate measurement and effectiveness in a bid to help prove return on investment.

  • The diversity debate

    What inspiration can we take from a Britain that is ethnically diverse, gender balanced and inclusive to apply to our brand marketing and messaging?

  • Who's at conference?

    This year, MRS Annual Conference has attracted more clients than ever before. This is just a selection.

  • Voice of the nation

    High-profile political pollsters and commentators offer compelling visions for supporting, encouraging and broadcasting the democratic voice.

Commercial leaders, scientists, artists, academics and influential thinkers will all take the stage at the insight world’s leading conference.

Decisions in a 'tweetocracy'

Deborah Mattinson, co-founder BritainThinks

Killer instinct


Professor David Canter on following in the footsteps of killers

Will Self

Author Will Self on compelling storytelling

Tim Harford

World-renowned behavioural economist and FT columnist

Measuring social media

Stephen Maher, CEO of MBA, chairman of The Marketing Society

Working with entrepreneurs

Former Body Shop MD Stuart Rose on instinct and insight 

Open opportunities

Ettie Etela, research director, Neilsen NRG

Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell on communications, technology, the economy

The internet of everything

Founder of Evrythng, Andy Hobsbawm on the future of connectivity

Simon Singh


Simon Singh on The Simpsons and their mathmatical secrets

Decisions in a 'tweetocracy'

Peter Kellner, president, YouGov

Meet the tastemakers

Author Lida Hujic delves into a macabre world

A fantastic voyage

Charlie Dupre, spoken word and rap artist

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's greatest paralympic athlete

Priming and experimentation

Charles Spence, Professor of Experimental Psychology

Measuring social media

Mark Earls, author and consultant

Open opportunities

Belinda Parmar, CEO, Lady Geek and founder, Little Miss Geek

Measuring social media

Chris Macleod, marketing director, TFL

Open opportunities

Sam Phillips, CMO, Omnicom and CEO of OMG Ethnic

Measuring social media

Rob Ellison, media manager, Mondelez UK

Tickets are not available online but you can buy them on the door.

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