2017 IRF Research Release Schedule

 January: IRF 2017 Trends Study
The 10 major trends IRF sees impacting Incentives, Reward, and Recognition Programs in 2017.

February: IRF 2017 Pulse Study
Programs that are being designed and budgeted in 2017. 

March: Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel
Features benchmarks for how planners are incorporating wellness into their incentive travel and meetings program. Also provides ideas on new approaches for different budget sizes. 

April:  The Practical Application of Behavioral Economics to Incentives and Recognition
Covers hyperbolic discounting, EAST model, loss aversion, gaming/play (parts 1,2) 

May: The Extended Science of Behavioral Economics and its Application to Incentives and Recognition
Discusses Thinking Fast Slow, the Associative Machine, Targets/Ledger, Neuroeconomics, and the Four Drive Model.

June: Adjusting Perspectives Regarding Disruptions in Meetings and Incentives
Frequency, Causes, Sources, and Impact of Recent Disruptions in Meetings and Incentive Travel.

July: Mitigating Risk in Modern Meetings and Incentives
Disruption Mitigation Strategies and Partner Readiness/Handling of Disruptions. 

August: 10 Things Top-Performing Businesses Do Differently in Incentives and Reward Programs
The ten important things top performing companies do differently than all other businesses, regardless of program type.

September: Designing for Successes:  Effective Design Patterns for Employee, Sales, and Channel Programs
Pulling together IRF and Federation data, covers the most effective detailed design patterns including communications, spend, technology, and metrics.

October: IRF 2018 Pulse Study
How programs are being viewed, budgeted and implemented heading into 2018.

November: The Neuroscience of Noncash Awards
Using facial expression trackers, galvanic skin response, eye-tracking, and pupil dilation, this paper provides a powerful new model for understanding why noncash awards can be more innately motivating.

December:  The Neuroscience Award Presentation
Looking cross-study at both neuroscience and conjoint analysis, this paper covers the different drivers of award presentation preferences and ways of determining effective approaches.