Danielle Todd shares with us how she experienced ESOMAR Congress 2015 in Dublin as a young researcher. This is the first of a 3-piece blog series.
Sunday morning on the Stansted Express, I found myself filled with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Excitement because, as a young researcher, I have the privileged opportunity to attend my industry’s equivalent of Mecca. I can immerse myself in the latest thinking, connect with industry thought leaders, and draw upon collective decades of experience that will inevitably help shape and refine the way I work. Apprehension because I’m a nervous flyer and there was a 50/50 chance I wouldn’t get on the plane! But the pull of ESOMAR Congress, and prescription medication, helped ease me into that plane seat, and boy am I glad it did! As I entered the Convention Centre in Dublin on Sunday, my apprehension melted, leaving only curiosity, intrigue and reverence as I returned to my (sort of) homeland to enjoy the delights of ESOMAR Congress 2015.