Casualty Actuarial Society

Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

If you have read all the requirements, guidelines and policies, then

Submit Your Proposal

The Meeting Planning Committee (MPC) has revamped the approach to educational opportunities for the 2018 Spring Meeting. Based on past conference evaluations as well as on trends and practices in effective learning, the 2018 Call for Presentations has a very different structure and the proposal submission requires more information upfront, such as the approach to audience engagement, learning objectives and desired meeting room logistics.

The 2018 proposal reviewers will pay particular attention the following criteria:

  • How proposals connect with specific audience groups attending the conference.
  • Adult learning principles and practices to ensure value for participants.
  • Informative and relevant, with clear and immediate application to the work of audience participants.

Strong proposals will focus tightly on specific content rather than including every aspect of the topic, and will include opportunities for learner engagement.

We are looking for sessions that focus more deeply on a narrow topic that will help the audience leave the session with solid understanding and useful applications. Below, we provide specific, research-based guidelines you can follow to ensure your session will be exactly what participants are looking for.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS PROCESS (please review before submitting):

Conference expectations, learning focus, and proposal guidelines have all changed to support the new approach to conference learning.

We will be offering a speaker-focused webinar and other resources, including staff support, to all speakers selected for the Annual Meeting. We want to help you succeed!

You will be expected to incorporate some of these tools and tips into your presentation and meet the earlier draft presentation submission deadline. By doing so, you'll enhance the experience of the participants in your session and applicability of the content you deliver. Failure to do so could result in your session being pulled from the program.

The CAS has developed several short (10-minute) video clips on adult learning principles, writing effective learning objectives, developing your session plan, the power of visual – slides and data slides, and engaging your session participants. These training tools will help all speakers enhancing the learning for their session participants.


If your proposal is selected for presentation, you will be joining a dedicated group of professionals who have substantial expertise and experience to share with conference participants. Please secure the support of your employer in advance and plan your schedule to manage the time and work involved in developing your session or workshop, using the new submission expectations to guarantee your successful participation in the conference. You will need to submit session materials to CAS by the announced deadline to continue being included in the program.


All proposals for concurrent sessions and workshops are due by:
January 14, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (U.S.)

Proposals will be accepted only through the online mechanism. Proposals will not be accepted in any other manner.

Proposals cannot be accepted after the deadlines.


Status notification for session and workshop proposals:

January 29, 2018

Deadline for changes to accepted session/workshop proposals:

February 8, 2018

Annual Meeting

May 13-16, 2018
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

If you have read all the requirements, guidelines and policies, then

Submit Your Proposal

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