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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.

We can be contacted on the below details for any additional information 

If you want to respond to our call for speakers please take a look at the current list below:


How to survive the evolving cyber risk landscape. Three critical sessions about cyber risk

18 April, Staple Inn Hall, London

The seminar will consider why insurers are exposed to cyber risk and the type of cyber events that can occur, as well as looking at insurers already impacted by cyber risks. We will consider the insurers’ capital modelling implications and look into risk mitigation actions, including cyber insurance products. This seminar is aimed at risk and capital management actuaries, as well as actuaries that are interested in the emerging work of cyber risk and cyber fraud, and the role actuaries can play in modelling and protecting against this risk.

We are looking for a speaker to present on cyber risk capital for insurers.  The speaker should be able to discuss the impact of cyber events on insurers and the likely losses incurred as a result of these events. 

The session is scheduled to take place from 10.45 – 11.25 on the morning of Tuesday 18 April – follow this link to see the full programme:

If you’re interested in presenting, please email before Friday 31 March.

All submissions will be considered independently by the RM ECPD Committee and we will get back to you shortly after the deadline.


GIRO Conference 2017

17 - 20 October, EICC, Edinburgh

GIRO remains the premier conference in the UK for general insurance actuaries. 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.

This year, the GIRO Committee is particularly keen to encourage a broader variety of workshops so if you have something interesting to share but feel it is better suited to a 30 minute timeslot rather than the traditional hour, let us know.  Also note that if you are submitting a workshop application, you can indicate your preference for delivering in a particular format e.g. presentation, discussion, quiz, etc.

Please submit your proposal here.

Closing date: Friday 31 March 2017


Life Conference 2017: Call for Speakers

Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 November 2017

The Life Conference attracts up to 1000 delegates from some of the industry’s largest companies in the UK and overseas. As the leading Conference for Life actuaries, this event attracts highly acclaimed industry speakers who bring a wealth of experience and substantial knowledge to their audience.

The organising committee are starting the search for speakers to present at the Life Conference 2017.  Would you like to be part of this renowned conference?

If you would like to propose a workshop session for this year’s Conference, we want to hear from you. 

Please submit your session proposal by 26 April 2017.

Submit your proposal here

Contact Details

Events Management Team