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Call for speakers

Due to the global COVID-19 situation the IFoA continues to review its events programme. Our primary goal is to ensure the well being of our members and employees, while minimising the disruption to our service. Many of our events have been successfully reformatted as webinars or other forms of digital delivery. Therefore we would still like to encourage you to submit proposals for any call for speakers listed below. There are a number of future opportunities to speak at an event or webinar, and we still 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

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.

For additional information please email | telephone +44 (0)20 7632 1498

IFoA Winter Pensions Forum 2021 - Call for speakers

The IFoA is continuing to develop its pensions learning programme for 2021. Our next event will be the Winter Pensions Forum, which will be a series of six online events taking place between 1st – 16th December. Our working theme for the Forum is “Innovation”, both in terms of format and topics. We are looking for enthusiastic speakers who would like to be part of this event.


Given the event is online, we will be making use of the IFoA’s new software platform (Zoom) which will allow us to host round tables, breakout rooms and podcasts. Our panel discussions at the Summer conference were very popular so we’re also looking to develop more panel discussions around different topics to hear different points of view. 


We are happy to host both technical or commercial subject matters. In particular, case studies are well received. We would like to receive offers for innovative topics, or current topics discussed from various different angles and we also want to reach out to an international audience, so topics need not be UK specific.  

What you need to do if you are interested.

Send through your expression of interest no later than 31 July 2021, setting out your proposed format and topic. We welcome expressions of interest from single or joint applicants and also from individual speakers who would be interested in joining a panel, roundtable or record a podcast (tell us what topics you’d like to cover, so we can match you up with other speakers). 

Please submit your abstract here. All submissions must be made by Saturday 31 July.

GIRO 2021 Webinar Series - Call for Speakers

The General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) has issued a call for speakers for GIRO 2021. GIRO is the IFoA’s General Insurance flagship event and, once again, has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. The online conference will take place between 8th – 19th November 2021.

We are keen that each GI CPD event provides content across all key areas of the general insurance sector, including any new and emerging market issues.  The GILL committee has identified the following suggested topics for inclusion within the GIRO programme:

  • Secondary and longer term impacts of COVID-19
  • FCA focus, e.g. BI test case or pricing practices
  • New / emerging / evolving risks, e.g. climate change, political risk, cyber, cladding, terrorism
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Market disruption, InsurTech, AI, machine learning and/or data science
  • Claims/social inflation
  • ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance)
  • New products, e.g. microinsurance, driverless cars, digital insurance
  • IFRS17
  • Communicating effectively
  • Good governance and professional excellence when working remotely
  • Outlook for 2022 and beyond, e.g. economy, pricing, reinsurance, M&A, regulatory reform
  • Whiplash reforms
  • Other

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

Please submit your abstract here. All submissions must be made by Friday 27th August, 17.00 BST.
Please note that by submitting a session, you are agreeing to the session being recorded and available to delegates on demand, if it is selected by the GILL committee for the GIRO programme.

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