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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:


Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Asia Conference 2017, Hong Kong, 11 - 12 May - Call for speakers

The IFoA Asia Conference is back for its third year following on from a hugely successful 2016 event and we would value your involvement and interest in speaking at the IFoA's Asia Conference 2017 in Hong Kong.

The committee are looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers with thought-provoking discussion and debate.

Please note that we are looking for sessions that are approximately 50 minutes long including at least 10 minutes for questions and answers - so please take this into consideration when planning your presentation. 

Full information on how you should submit and the topics on which we are keen to hve speakers for can be found on the submission form.

Volunteering to deliver a presentation or workshop at one of the IFoA conferences or events provides you with a wide range of opportunities.

With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and if appointed we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

Protection, Health and Care 2017 Conference

The Protection, 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 2016 our plenary speakers included Aubrey de Grey, Andy Couchman and Professor Nicholas Wood.

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.

Following a successful Protection, Health and Care 2016, 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.

Submission deadline extended: Thursday 12 January 2017
To submit a session click here


IFoA’s Joint Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference 2017

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. 


The Risk Management sessions will be an opportunity to learn about risk management, listen to thought-provoking topics that will develop the audience’s thinking and to network with fellow risk specialists across all practice areas.

We are keen to make this conference practically relevant and engaging. We are particularly looking for speakers to volunteer to present on the following topics:

ERM Framework, ERM Process, Risk Modelling and Aggregation of Risks, Risk Measurement and Assessment, Risk Management Tools and Techniques, Economic Capital, Hot Topics, ERM in Non-Traditional Actuarial Fields 

Please submit your session proposal by Friday 13 January 2017.


Health and Care ‘Hot Topics’ Short Research Papers

The Health and Care Research Committee is looking for volunteers interested in writing and presenting short research papers (approx. 5 pages) on hot topics, intended to provoke discussion and lead to possible further research and debate. 

The committee is open to all current hot topics, however, there is a particular interest in the following areas:

·     Obesity/Diabetes

·     Pandemics (Ebola, Zika etc.)

·     Ageing population

·     Social care/long term care

·     Cyber attacks targeting health data

·     The impact of climate change on health

·     Other relevant topics may also be considered

Three papers will be selected to be presented at Staple Inn, London.  The evening will include three presentations of 30 minutes, including Q&A, and will take place at Staple Inn, London on 6 July 2017.

The committee is unable to cover travel costs for international members to present at this event.  However, we would be keen to support international applicants to present locally where IFoA Regional Communities exist internationally, or to have your paper published on the Research Committee website or in another actuarial publication such as The Actuary, subject to length and editorial board approval.

Experience/skills/background desirable:  If you have expertise in one of the topics listed above, or another hot topic, and are interested in writing and presenting a short research piece on it, we would like to hear from you. 

Time commitment:  Presenters will be expected to start work on their research in January 2017; and the final draft will be due in early May 2017. Support will be provided by the Health and Care Research Committee. 

Next steps and how to get involved:  If you are interested in producing and presenting a paper, please contact Mairi Russell, Practices Manager.  If more than one presenter comes forward for a particular topic, we may ask that those on similar topics link up to work on one piece of research, jointly.  When contacting Mairi, please include:

·         which of these topics you would be interested in writing a paper on

·         a short abstract (100-150 words)

·         confirmation that you would be available to present on 6 July 2017 17.00 – 19.30 in London, and that you will be able to submit the final draft by early May.

·         brief details of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to produce/present a paper

Closing Date: Sunday 22 January 2017


GIRO Conference 2017

17 - 20 October, EICC, Edinburgh

GIRO remains the premier conference in the UK for general insurance actuaries.  We are 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 30 January 2017

Contact Details

Events Management Team