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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:


IFoA’s Joint Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference 2017

5 - 7 June 2017, The Celtic Manor Resort

We are looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers to generate thought-provoking discussion and debate. Each session will be 50 minutes long and should include at least 10 minutes for questions and answers. 

Risk

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.

Investment

The Committee is looking for speakers covering a number of areas; macro themes (for instance demographic and climate change), economic themes, risk management/investment strategy, specific asset class topics (for example do DGFs have too much D and not enough G?) and regulatory topics. 

Pensions

The committee is looking for speakers on all aspects of pension provision. Please click into the submission page to see a list of topic areas the committee are particularly interested in.

Please submit your session proposal by Friday 10 February 2017.

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Current Issues In General Insurance 2017 (CIGI)

2 May 2017, Inmarsat

CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar aiming to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues and the latest research.  There will be an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenge covering technical and professional areas.

We are looking for dynamic speakers to lead thought-provoking plenary sessions with a practical or business focus for a wider audience, or workshop sessions for a more specific audience. 

We are interested in hearing about any current topics, and some potential areas are:

  • Effect of Brexit on the insurance industry
  • Impact of Court discount rate changes
  • Cyber risk pricing and/or reserving
  • Investment return challenges for insurers
  • Latest research from working parties

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for CIGI here.

The call for speakers will close on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

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

There will be separate calls for speakers for our other one-day seminars (Reserving, Pricing, Capital Modelling). If you would like your presentation to also be considered for one of these then you can indicate this in the relevant place in the online form.

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Pricing Seminar 2017 

6 June 2017, Inmarsat

The annual Pricing Seminar continues to be the premier gathering of UK GI pricing actuaries.  The event will once again see leading practitioners presenting on thought-provoking new ideas and techniques addressing the key challenges facing pricing actuaries today. The event is aimed at qualified actuaries and students involved in the pricing of personal lines, commercial lines or London Market business in the UK.  

We are looking for dynamic speakers to lead challenging plenary sessions with a practical or business focus to a wider audience, or workshop sessions for a more specific audience.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal here.

The call for speakers will close on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.

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

There will be separate calls for speakers for our other one-day seminars (CIGI, Reserving, Capital Modelling). If you would like your presentation to also be considered for one of these then you can indicate this in the relevant place in the online form.

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Reserving Seminar 2017 

20 June 2017, Inmarsat

The Reserving Seminar is an important event for all those involved in general insurance reserving, from those performing the analysis to those overseeing it and providing insights. Every year, for one day, a diverse line-up of speakers presents a thought-provoking but accessible technical and professional programme to qualified actuaries and students alike.

We are looking for dynamic speakers to lead challenging plenary sessions with a practical or business focus to a wider audience, or workshop sessions for a more specific audience.

We are interested in hearing about any current topics, examples might include:

  •          Advances in reserving methodology
  •          Impact of the soft market and our current position in the reserving cycle
  •          Latest research from working parties
  •          Updates from specialist market areas
  •          Lessons from the Solvency II audit

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal here

The call for speakers will close on Friday, 10 March 2017.

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

There will be separate calls for speakers for our other one-day seminars (CIGI, Pricing and Capital Modelling). If you would like your presentation to also be considered for one of these then you can indicate this in the relevant place in the online form.

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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: Friday 31 March 2017

Contact Details

Events Management Team

eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk