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Call for speakers

Would you like to share your expertise or research with your peers and colleagues by speaking at an Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) conference or event?

Speaking at our events and conferences provides an opportunity to share your expertise and contribute to the development of actuarial science. By speaking you will provide CPD opportunities for IFoA members. As a speaker you will also enjoy networking opportunities and additional benefits.

We deliver a wide variety of events throughout the year for which we select speakers

Alongside our six residential conferences we hold business skills seminars (masterclasses), sessional meetings, networking events, and one day seminars/workshops. We welcome proposals from members and non-members on technical and business skill subjects.

How to submit your proposal to speak at a conference or event or suggest a topic for a presentation

We issue calls for speakers for our conferences and events throughout the year. As part of your submission we request the following:

  • 75 word summary which must include an outline of the technical level of knowledge required to understand the topic and the practice area(s)/theme that the topic falls within
  • format of your session i.e. presentation, debate, panel session, round table discussion
  • company and contact details (of all speakers involved).

If you want to nominate a speaker or topic, but do not want speak yourself, we are also keen to hear from you.

If you want to respond to our call for speakers please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7632 1498.


Open calls for speakers:

GI One Day Seminars 2016

The General Insurance Education and Continuing Professional Development (GI ECPD) Committee invites you to put forward a proposal for one or more GI Seminar taking place in 2016. 

The date of each event is listed below, please note that all seminars take place in central London:

Current Issues in General Insurance (CIGI) - 12.04.16
Pricing Seminar - 07.06.16
Reserving Seminar - 21.06.16
Actuarial Function Holder GI Seminar - 07.09.16
Financial Modelling Seminar - 15.11.16 
We are looking for proposals that demonstrate relevant subject matter, technical content, practical experiences/case studies and contributions from practitioners outside of pure actuarial roles.
Proposals for each individual one day seminar will be considered independently by the ECPD Committee. 

Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA)

3 May 2016, London

Are you interested in presenting at one of Life’s biggest events of the year?

The IFoA is seeking speakers for the pre-eminent one-day Life event: Current Issues in Life Assurance (or CILA) 2016. This event is one of the most popular in the Life calendar, often drawing over 200 delegates.

Speakers are welcomed from regulatory bodies, consulting firms and industry (both large and small companies). We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to make their sessions interactive and also practical.

Potential topics we would be interested in adding to the programme include:

  • Key regulatory changes
  • Lessons from IMAP
  • Post-retirement market
  • Communicating and producing better board papers
  • Accounting updates
  • The future of Life products
  • The changing nature of investments
  • Ongoing developments within Solvency II
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for CILA to Jennifer Chapin with the following information:

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s),
  • a few words (max 75) on what you will cover in your session
  • where you have presented this material before (if applicable)

The Life ECPD Committee will review all proposals and report back in mid-January.

The call for speakers will close on Monday, 11 January 2016.

International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016

7-9 September 2016, Royal Holloway, University of London

This conference will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on the latest relevant research, and also an opportunity to learn about established knowledge from a range of different disciplines, all with the aim of better understanding and managing this complex yet critical subject.

The themes for this event are:

  1. How will population longevity develop in the future in your defined country or internationally?
  2. New evidence or analyses of historical morbidity and mortality patterns.
  3. What would disrupt current mortality trends?
  4. How will Big Data and 'internet of things' contribute to mortality trends and analyses?
  5. New techniques for mortality and longevity analyses and forecasting.
  6. Implication of mortality and morbidity trends.

To submit a proposal for a presentation or a poster please complete the call for speakers survey by Friday 26 February 2016

For more information about the conference, please contact the Events team.

GIRO 2016
20 - 23 September 2016, Convention Centre Dublin

GIRO remains the premier conference in the UK for general insurance actuaries. This year the GIRO committee is looking for session proposals on new and relevant subject matter and we are keen to hear from new speakers within the GI industry. Contributions from all IFoA Working Parties are welcomed as well as proposals on all core subjects.

Please submit your proposal here

Closing date: Monday 22 February 2016

For more information about the conference, please contact the Events team.



Contact Details

Events Management Team