The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Casualty Actuarial Society will be held
November 11-14 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta Georgia, coinciding with the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Actuaries. This meeting gives actuaries the opportunity to learn about current developments affecting the insurance industry and the profession, and enables them to interact withactuaries from around the globe.
Featured speaker James Mapes is the author of the critically acclaimed Quantum Leap Thinking. With the speed of today's business environment, creativity and flexibility are no longer optional. Possibilities are limited only by our ability to see the world with new eyes and to seize opportunities. Mapes' charismatic style and presentations on the topic of change, creativity, and innovation are interactive, powerful, and fun.
There will be four general sessions, the first of which "A View From the Top," showcases a panel of insurance executives who will share their views on the challenges facing the industry today. A second general session "CAS—Approaching 100," will discuss the evolving role of the actuary and the profession as a whole as we poise ourselves for our first centennial milestone. "From The Back Room to The Boardroom" will be a humorous and informative look at the challenges facing today's younger actuaries as they proceed along their newly found career paths. Finally, a panel of automobile safety experts will discuss recent advances in the auto manufacturing industry and their impact on insurance in "Safer Vehicles: What Should We Know as an Insurance Industry?"
Several concurrent session topics being planned include current issues at the NAIC, an update on ASOP 36, an update on asbestos issues, capital management, D&O insurance, the current status of the fight against fraudulent claims, the new environment of personal lines pricing, and a session on recent development in claims involving mold. In addition, members are invited to the Academy luncheon on Tuesday afternoon and the Washington Insider Debate between Eleanor Clift of Newsweek and Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard.
On Tuesday evening, members and guests are invited to join us for a buffet dinner and entertainment at the historic Fox Theater.
The registration form for the meeting and details on the proposed sessions are included in this preliminary program. Please keep in mind that the published speakers and scheduled events are subject to change.
Please note that the CAS registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received in writing on or before November 2, less a $50 administrative fee. The fee will increase for registrations not received by October 26. Since the hotel cut-off date is October 20, we suggest you register as soon as possible. Information regarding the airline and ground transportation is also included.
David R. Chernick
CAS Vice President-Programs and Communications