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Call for speakers

Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the IFoA continues to review its events programme. Having already successfully delivered a wide range of webinars that replaced in-person events, our continuing primary goal is to ensure your well-being and that of our employees while minimising the disruption to our service.

From 2022 we hope to slowly re-introduce in-person or hybrid conferences, beginning with the inaugural IFoA Conference 2022.  We still encourage you to submit speaker proposals for our forthcoming conferences and webinar programme listed below. There are a number of future opportunities to speak and we welcome your proposals on technical and business skill subjects.

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Now is the time to get involved

We are seeking proposals for online webinar sessions that deliver relevant, informative, and dynamic content covering all areas of actuarial practice. All sessions are usually limited to 60 minutes, including Q&A time. You can choose to submit your proposal to any one of the practice areas most relevant to your topic that are listed below:

GIRO 2022: Call for Speakers

Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 November, Liverpool

The General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) is looking for speakers for the IFoA’s General Insurance flagship event, GIRO 2022 scheduled for Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 November, back in-person, in Liverpool.

We are keen that the conference provides content across all key areas of the general insurance sector, including any new and emerging market issues, for example:

  • New / emerging / evolving risks, e.g. political risk, cyber, cladding
  • DEI
  • Market disruptors, InsurTech, AI, machine learning and/or data science
  • Regulatory change
  • Impact of claims/social inflation and other macro-economic issues on outlook / actuarial tools for pricing, reserving and/or capital modelling
  • Personal injury discount rates in NI, E&W, Scotland and rest of the world
  • ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance)
  • New products, e.g. microinsurance, driverless cars, digital insurance
  • IFRS17
  • Communicating effectively 
  • Good governance and professional excellence when hybrid working 
  • Outlook for 2023 and beyond, e.g. economy, pricing, reinsurance, M&A
  • Whiplash reforms
  • Climate change e.g. impact on catastrophe/capital modelling, pricing and/or reserving
  • Professionalism
  • Overviews of international/regional markets and/or actuarial practices

If you are keen to share your knowledge of the GI industry and/or your technical expertise, we would be keen to hear from you!

The workshop sessions will be 50 minutes long and should include at least 10 minutes for questions and answers – so please consider this in your preparation.

Please also be aware that successful applicants will be required to provide slides in advance of the conference date to allow for a peer review process.

Please submit your session proposal here by Wednesday 27 July at 17.00 BST.

Life Conference 2022: Call for Speakers

Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 November, Liverpool

The Life Lifelong Learning Committee is starting the search for speakers to present at its premier annual Life Conference 2022.  Would you like to be part of this renowned event?

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

This year the programme committee is looking for session proposals that offer:

  • Relevant insights or new thinking to help actuaries in their diverse and challenging roles
  • Different perspectives – This conference depends on the support of life insurance actuaries.  It will be even better with diverse insights and lively discussion and to help generate the content for this conference we would encourage you to use your connections and collaborate to propose sessions including:
    • Other professional colleagues, especially those who work with the life industry in the following areas: marketing, legal, accounting, underwriting, distribution, medicine, risk and compliance.
    • Presenters who are able to bring an international perspective to the conference
    • Contributors 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.
  • Presentations from working parties where there has been new or further developed research.

We are looking for a diverse range of dynamic and entertaining speakers to generate thought-provoking discussion and debate.

We are interested in hearing about any current topics. Some potential areas may include:

  • IFRS 17
  • Automation and transformation
  • The impact on life insurers of new ways of working
  • Responding to the challenges of high inflation and political uncertainty
  • Climate change and other ESG considerations
  • With-profits developments
  • The Pensions Risk Transfer Market

The workshop sessions will be 50 minutes long and should include at least 10 minutes for questions and answers – so please consider this in your preparation.

Please also be aware that successful applicants will be required to provide slides in advance of the conference date to allow for a peer review process.

Please submit your session proposal here by Wednesday 13 July.

Health & Care Lifelong Learning Webinar Programme 2022

The IFoA’s Health & Care Lifelong Learning Committee is keen to hear about content to support its objectives to provide quality CPD via its monthly series of free webinars.

We are inviting applications from potential speakers who would like to be part of this programme. We would also welcome ideas for subjects that members would like us to cover along with any suggested speakers that we might approach.

We aim to cover a diverse topic range which will appeal to the Health & Care community both in the UK and overseas. Where possible, sessions may include interactive elements, encourage discussion between delegates and sharing of views.

We will have an ongoing call for speakers would ideally like, in the first instance, to receive submissions on the following areas of focus for the Health and Care Board:

  • Data analytics for Health and Care applications
  • Social Care reform
  • Sustainability and its applications to our practice area

We will always welcome topical contributions on other areas of interest to the Practice area.

Please submit your abstract here.

Closing date: Thursday 30 June



Submit your proposal


How to submit your proposal to speak at a conference or event or suggest a topic for a presentation

As part of your submission we request the following:

  • The title and description of your session
  • The primary topic of your session 
  • The anticipated delegate learning outcome/experience from your presentation
  • Contact details and names of all proposed speakers

If you want to nominate a speaker or topic, but do not want to 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.

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  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.


  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Spaces available

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.