Joshua T. Beck Northwest Marketing Research Symposium

The Department of Marketing at the Lundquist College of Business will host the 2024 Joshua T. Beck Northwest Marketing Research Symposium. This will be the first year of the symposium after it was dedicated to honor Joshua T. Beck.

In honor of the goals originally articulated by Josh when he cofounded the symposium in 2017, the event aims to help marketing and consumer behavior scholars build community, share their research in progress, and support PhD students of the region by allowing them to present their research to a friendly audience before entering the job market.

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April 19–20, 2024
University of Oregon Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR

On Friday, April 19, there will be a welcome reception. Saturday, April 20, will feature a day full of research presentations and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow attendees.


Photo of the Portland skyline on a sunny day with a snowy Mt Hood in the distance
Photo of UO Portland's building beneath the famous "White Stag" billboard
UO faculty, PhD students, and peers share a laugh during the 2017 marketing symposium

About Joshua T. Beck

Joshua T. Beck founded the Northwest Marketing Research Symposium (formerly the Oregon Marketing Research Symposium) in 2017. His goals were to build community among marketing scholars (especially those in the region), to facilitate the exchange of research in progress, and to give doctoral students an opportunity to share their research with a friendly audience before entering the academic job market. Josh passed away tragically on April 6, 2023, at the age of 37. He was well-respected and admired among his colleagues, academics, and students—and was an especially supportive mentor of PhD students. We are pleased to remember Josh by naming the symposium in his honor.

Read More About Josh

Josh Beck smiles as he bags apples at a Eugene farmer's market

Interested in sharing your research at or have questions about the symposium? Contact the symposium organizer:

Conor Henderson
Associate Professor of Marketing | Judy and Hugh Oliphant Research Scholar