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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 


Current Call For Speaker Proposals 

10th General Insurance Conference 2018
31 May - 1 June, Singapore

The Singapore Actuarial Society General Insurance Committee is working towards its 10th General Insurance Conference.

We invite you to participate in the upcoming conference by submitting a paper, please refer to the attached for more details.

In addition, there are a number of working parties commencing soon. Some of these will work towards a presentation at the conference, others will work on longer term objectives. A summary and contact details on each are also included in the attached. Should you wish to chair another working party and would like help in broadcasting it to attract others to help you, please let Matthew know directly.

2018 Call for Papers - The Next 10 Years ...


NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI) would like to invite submissions for its Twelfth Annual Risk Management Conference
26 July 

Submission deadline 30 April

The scientific programme will follow the format of an academic conference. It will consist of submitted papers on the theme of financial risk management, to be reviewed and selected by an international panel of experts. Submitted papers must represent original and unpublished research. Concurrent sessions will be devoted to the dissemination of scientific findings. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of regulation on financial markets and practice
  • Understanding and modelling systemic risk
  • Corporate risk management theory and practice
  • Operational, market, and credit risks modelling
  • Liquidity risks and their implications
  • Risk management issues in derivatives, structured products and alternative investments
  • Optimization and computational tools for risk management
  • Statistical and econometric techniques for financial problems

The scientific program will also feature one or two invited plenary talks.

Participants who wish to present are welcome to submit their papers for consideration. 

For more details on the call for papers please refer to the attachment and visit us at for more information on the conference.

5th Life Insurance - "Extending our Borders, Enabling our Industry" 
16-17 August, Singapore

Big data, Predictive Analytics, Dynamic Underwriting, Blockchain, Data protection, Biometrics, Wellness programs, Insurtech, IFRS17 are recurring themes among others that we’ve been hearing of late. How do you view them – are they market movers or disrupters? How do you think the role of actuaries can evolve to make a positive impact? What are the current trends that will shape the industry over the next few year? The theme of "Extending our Borders, Enabling our Industry" was thus chosen with the aim to bring these topics alive over this 2 days .


The call for papers is now open and we invite you to participate! This is a fairly broad theme and thus you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to choice of presentation topics. Examples from your own experience or other industries are most welcome. Whilst this is primarily an actuarial conference, feel free to extend this invitation to other relevant professionals whom you work with to be our speakers too.


To express interest in presenting at this conference, please send the following information to on or before 31 May 2018.

  • Title of presentation
  • Summary of presentation: Please provide a brief outline of the topic including the linkage to the conference theme
  • Length of presentation (typically, presentation + Q&A will be around 45mins in duration)
  • Speaker bio
    • Name
    • Nationality
    • Designation
    • Organisation
    • Contact phone & email
    • Brief of working experience, including number of years
    • Training experience, including number of years

Selected presenters will be notified via email.

We welcome any thoughts or suggestions and are looking forward to your participation at the Life Insurance Conference. If you have any clarifications and questions regarding the conference, please send your enquiries to Patsy Lau at

Submission deadline 31 May


GIRO 2018, 23-26 October

Submission deadline 3 May

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in presenting a session at GIRO 2018.

The conference is taking place on 23-26 October 2018 at the ICC in Birmingham. The GIRO committee is looking for session proposals that offer some or all of the following, and the committee will be actively selecting proposals which clearly demonstrate consideration of the points below:

  • New and relevant subject matter
  • New speakers within the GI industry
  • Stronger technical content
  • Practical experiences and/or case studies
  • Active engagement from the audience vs. purely a presentation from the speakers with Q&A
  • Working party findings to update on and/or to help progress research
  • Contributions from industry practitioners outside the pure actuarial roles (e.g. joint presentations with underwriters/brokers/claims managers etc.)

All proposals will be considered by the GIRO committee and applicants will be contacted in due course.

On this form, you will be asked to:

  • Submit a title of your talk
  • 100 word description
  • Level of your talk
  • The primary topic of your session
  • Contact details and names of all speakers
  • If it is a Working Party submission.

Applicants should note the following:

Priority will be given to submissions which clearly demonstrate aspects of the criteria above and which can clearly explain in their proposal what the delegates will take away from the session.

In submitting a proposal for GIRO you are committing to meeting the submission deadlines set by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, including:

  • Submission of speaker names (up to 2 co-speakers), description and title prior to marketing of the conference
  • Submission of presentation 6 weeks prior to the conference.

Presentations should steer away from promotion of services/products/companies. Consultancies are encouraged to present alongside a client to provide a balanced view.

All workshop speakers will be supported by a shadow from the GIRO committee, if you are a first time speaker the committee will give you the support you may need. The role of the shadow is to discuss proposals before confirming a slot at the conference. Once a slot is confirmed the shadow will ensure the session achieves its aims and indeed keeps to its description. This will involve reviewing presentation slides between the submission deadline and the conference itself, providing feedback in good time to allow any material to be revised, should this be appropriate.

Submit your proposal here.


One Day Seminar for General Insurance

Submission deadline October 2018

The General Insurance Education and Continuing Professional Development (GI ECPD) Committee are preparing the next round of GI One Day Seminars. These aim to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues and the latest research. 

We would like to hear from you if you are keen to share your knowledge and expertise.

Please click on the event below to submit a proposal.

*         Capital Modelling Seminar - January 2019  (closing date: October 2018)

Contact Details

Events Management Team