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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.

Please note that by submitting an application you are agreeing to allow your name and contact details to be passed onto the organisation committee who may contact you regarding your submission.

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:

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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 12 May 2017.

Submit your proposal here

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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: Sunday 30 April 2017.

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Workshop on IFRS17 for Life Actuaries

Thursday 14 September 2017, London

The IFoA is seeking speakers for a one-day Workshop on IFRS 17 for Life Actuaries.

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.

This session is aimed at actuaries working in life insurance.

The workshop is intended to give participants a briefing on current and upcoming consideration,  and we are aiming to make it as interactive as possible in order to maximise sharing of perspectives and ideas across the group.

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

  • Overview of IFRS17, what is required now the regulations have settled
  • What does IFRS17 mean for life actuaries – key choices / decisions to be made?
  • How does IFRS17 impact on specific products such as with-profits, annuity protection, investments etc.
  • Simple examples through the product life cycle - balance sheet and profit and loss impact
  • Systems and practical implementation considerations for IFRS 17
  • Disclosures – what needs to be done and how to explain the changes
  • How is IFRS 17 impacting on different international territories
  • Updates from the regulators
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for the workshop to Life Practice Manager, Mairi Russell mairi.russell@actuaries.org.uk with the following information:

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s),
  • a few words (max 100) 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 late-May.

The call for speakers will close on Tuesday 9 May, 2017.

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Workshop for Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries

Thursday 12 October 2017, London

The IFoA is seeking speakers for the fourth annual Workshop for Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries (formerly AFH workshop).

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.  We would also appreciate:

This session is aimed at senior actuaries working in life insurance - predominantly Chief Actuaries, but also Reviewing Actuarial and others working in risk and financial reporting.

The workshop is intended to give participants a briefing on current and upcoming considerations for year end reporting and we are aiming to make it as interactive as possible in order to maximise sharing of perspectives and ideas across the group.

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

  • Key regulatory changes
  • Managing volatility on the SII balance sheet
  • IFRS17
  • The post-retirement market
  • Accounting updates
  • The future of Life products
  • The changing nature of investments
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for the workshop to Life Practice Manager, Mairi Russell mairi.russell@actuaries.org.uk with the following information:

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s),
  • a few words (max 100) 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 late-May.

The call for speakers will close on Tuesday 9 May, 2017.

 


Momentum Conference 2017: Call for Speakers

Monday 30 October - Wednesday 01 November, The Grand Hotel, Brighton

The Momentum Conference offers the opportunity for soon-to-be and recently qualified actuaries to learn from industry experts about topical actuarial issues. As such, the committee is looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers with thought-provoking discussion and debate.

The organising committee are starting the search for speakers to present at the
Momentum Conference 2017.  

Please submit your proposal here

The call for speakers will close on 04 June

Contact Details

Events Management Team

eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk