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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:



Health, Care and Protection Conference 2016 Pushing the Boundaries of Insurance Innovation

18-20 May 2016, The Rum Warehouse and Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

The Health, Care and Protection Conference (formally the Health and Care Conference) is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations. The conference uses a combination of workshops by individuals who work at the coalface and ‘big name’ experts to explore how changes in innovation, technology, medical advances (including genetics), the political landscape and other market movements will impact the future of insurance risk management in the Protection, Health and Care markets. In 2015 our plenary speakers included Lord Professor Robert Winston, Dr Ros Altmann and Paul Corrigan.

Due to its size and scope, the conference has a stronger focus on areas that drive the development of our key products, so covering product design, pricing, underwriting/claims and distribution.

The conference offers considerable opportunity to improve technical understanding, with more general business sessions, and the size and scope offers many opportunities to network and discuss the range of topics covered.

Following a successful Health and Care Conference 2015, we are now working on the programme for next year and we are looking for a wide variety of topical workshop sessions. This is your chance to help shape the programme!  If you would like to speak at next year’s conference, we want to hear from you.

Submit your session here - Submission deadline: Wednesday 2 December 2015

Pensions, Risk and Investment Conference with AFIR/ERM 2016

31 May – 2 June 2016, EICC, Edinburgh

The IFoA will be holding the first Pensions, Risk and Investment Conference in 2016 with AFIR/ERM (Actuarial Approach for Financial Risks/Enterprise Risk Management), a section of the IAA (International Actuarial Association). The three large practice area events will take place under one roof but each conference will mainly run independently. The benefits of running these conferences together are to provide joint events of interest to delegates from all practice areas, to allow delegates to attend sessions outside of their main specialism and to offer networking opportunities across a wide group of delegates.

The organising committee are starting the search for speakers to present at next year’s Conference.  Would you like to take part?  If you would like to propose a workshop session for any of the three strands of next year’s Conference, we want to hear from you. 

This year, the committee are keen to attract workshops of different levels within risk, pensions and investment to promote cross practice attendance as well as ensuring thought provoking sessions for market specialists.  We would like to encourage contributions on:

  1. Relevant insights or new thinking to help actuaries in their diverse and challenging roles
  2. Looking forward and innovation
  3. Presentations from working parties where there has been new or further developed research.
  4. Different perspectives – the conference couldn’t exist without actuaries, but we’d also welcome contributions from:
  • Other professionals, especially those who work within different industries, to encourage collaboration across professional disciplines.
  • Experts with new challenges and ideas for actuaries and other insurance professionals  working in wider fields – including life and GI.
  • Presenters who are able to bring an international perspective to the conference
  • Contributors from more than one firm, e.g. a consultant and a direct office actuary or project team; especially welcome case studies/surveys or practical examples.

We are looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers to generate thought-provoking discussion and debate.

We have received feedback from delegates at previous conferences that the sessions need to be targeted at the appropriate level so please consider this when choosing a level on your submission.

Each session will be 50 minutes long and should include at least 10 minutes for questions and answers – so please take this into consideration when planning your presentation.

Please submit your session proposal by 30 November 2015.

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.


Contact Details

Events Management Team