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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:


IFoA Asia Conference 2018, Bangkok Call for papers and Speakers

10-11 May 2018, The Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok

Welcome and thank you for your interest in speaking at the IFoA's Asia Conference 2018 in Bangkok

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 45-50 minutes long including at least 10 minutes for questions and answers - so please take this into consideration when planning your presentation. 

Please note speakers are required to fund their own travel to the conference and the destination country

Primary topics to choose from include:

  • Employee benefits and health
  • General Insurance
  • Investment
  • Life
  • Multiple Discipline
  • Resource and environment
  • Risk

Please submit here by Friday 26 January

Protection, Health and Care 2018 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 innovation, technological/medical advances, the political landscape and other market development will impact the Protection, Health and Care markets. In 2017 our plenary speakers included: Dr Alexander van Tulleken, Kathy Byrne, Dr John Schoonbee, Swiss Re and Ben Willcox, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham.

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

The conference offers considerable opportunity to improve technical understanding as well as more general business issues. The size and scope offers many opportunities to network and further discuss the range of topics covered.

Following a successful Protection, Health and Care 2017, 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: Friday 8 December

Please Submit here

It is important to the relevance and value of the Protection, Health and Care Conference that the sessions offer relevant insights and ideas at an appropriate level to meet the CPD requirements of our attendees. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from:

  • Presenters who are able to bring an international perspective to the conference
  • Cross company collaborations from more than one firm, e.g. a consultant and a life office actuary or project team; we especially welcome case studies/surveys or practical examples.

Priority will be given to submissions which demonstrate that delegates will technical knowledge or information with practical application aimed at the appropriate level.

We would also be interested to receive submissions on any of the hot topics below:

  • How behavioural economics impact Healthcare and protection markets
  • Economic uncertainty and the impact on consumers and products
  • Environmental impacts on health products and/or mortality/morbidity
  • Macro risks and impact on immediate risks
  • Emerging risks/horizon scanning
  • How data analytics have impacted Healthcare & Protection
  • International experience, products and case studies
  • Genetics

Mortality and Longevity Seminar

19 June 2018, London

Following on from a successful and well-attended workshop in 2017, this year’s seminar will appeal to Life, Pensions and Health and Care actuaries eager to learn about the latest developments and current ‘hot topics’ in mortality and longevity. 

Speakers are welcomed from regulatory or research bodies, industry (both large and small companies) and consulting firms.  We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to impart technical sessions in a practical and interactive manner.

Sessions will be designed to be accessible to delegates with a broad range of prior knowledge and experience, and to have a practical or business focus.

We are looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers to lead thought-provoking sessions ranging from informative through to discussion and debate.  If you have ideas for content or speakers for the programme, then we would love to hear from you.  

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

  • Topical updates, including recent experience and emerging insights from the latest research
  • the impact of pensions freedoms on measuring future annuitant mortality (given the reduction in annuity sales the future populations would presumably be smaller)
  • drawdown mortality (and any issues of tracking it e.g. how you get the data given a wider number of companies sell drawdown for example non-insures like Fidelity)
  • Big data and Mortality
  • Understanding longevity and morbidity risk
  • Ethics
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

You will need to include the following information:

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s), Company,
  • A summary of the session as it would be advertised (max 40 words)
  • An abstract (max word 150) on what you will cover in your session
  • Where you have presented this material before (if applicable)

The call for speakers will close on 10 January 2018.

Please Submit Here 

Contact Details

Events Management Team