Casualty Actuarial Society

2018 Spring Meeting

New Members - ACAS

Congratulations on achieving your associateship!



4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Registration
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Recognition Reception for New Associates and their Spouses/Guests New ACAS Photo Session
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Celebration of New Members
All meeting attendees are invited and encouraged to attend this session — come celebrate the achievements of new CAS members!
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Luncheon
Look for the tables reserved for New ACAS!
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Optional: Roundtable Discussions
The New Associates Perspective: Advancing Your Career through the CAS


Important to know before the meeting:

1. When should I book my hotel room?
You should book your hotel early as the hotel can sell out quickly. The room block typically opens two months before the meeting.

2. What do I need to do to register for the meeting?
You must register online prior to attending the meeting. Registration typically opens two months before the meeting. Once at the meeting, you will also need to go to the CAS Registration Desk to pick up your name badge and other meeting material.

3. Is there an app I can download with meeting information?
Yes, there is! Please see the Mobile App link for additional information. Note that the login credentials are not the same as your CAS login credentials. If this is your first time using the app, you will need to setup an account.

General meeting information:

1. When should I wear my name badge?
Your name badge is required for all CAS events, so wear it at all times.

2. How many people attend the meetings?
Typically, anywhere between 850 –; 1050 people attend the CAS Spring and Annual Meetings.

3. What is the dress code for the meeting?
The dress code for most of the meeting is business casual. You are strongly encouraged to wear a suit during the New Associates Reception on Sunday evening (a photo session with the CAS President will occur at this time) and the New Associates Recognition on Monday morning. During the Tuesday Buffet Dinner, often times the dress is casual. Please see the Tuesday Buffet Dinner tab for more information on the dress code for Tuesday evening.

4. Do I need to register for the general, concurrent, or roundtable sessions prior to the meeting?
No, with the exception of the roundtables on Tuesday afternoon. For the general sessions and the concurrent sessions, you simply choose which sessions you want to attend while you are at the meeting. Seating in each session is on a first-come, first-seated basis. For the roundtables, you do need to register ahead of time and you may do this either online or at the CAS Registration Desk onsite at the meeting. Note that space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.

New ACAS Recognition

1. How are the New Associates recognized at the meeting?
There is a New Associates reception on Sunday evening for all new associates and their spouse/guests. There will be light refreshments and a chance to meet the other new Associates. The CAS President will welcome you to the CAS as a group. All new Associates will stand as a group to be recognized in the Celebration of New Members session Monday morning. Your spouse/guests are also invited to attend the Celebration of New Members session. See the Attending Your First CAS Meeting video for additional information.

2. Can I bring guests to the meeting/reception? Am I limited to one guest?
Every new member may bring their spouse/guests to the New ACAS reception on Sunday evening at no charge. You are not limited to one guest, but guests should consist of your spouse/guest or your immediate family members. Guests are not permitted to attend meeting sessions with you except for the Celebration of New Members. Individual tickets for the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday Buffet Dinner, and daily Continental Breakfast may be purchased through the CAS website.

3. Is there a speaker at the New ACAS reception?
There is a brief welcome given at the New Associates reception, but the majority of the reception is meant for you to meet other new Associates and celebrate your accomplishment with your guest(s). A more extended welcome address is given at the Celebration for New Members session on Monday morning.

4. Will there be food at the New ACAS reception?
Yes, light refreshments will be provided at the New Associates reception. See the Attending Your First CAS Meeting video.

5. Will I get my picture taken with the president?
All New Associates will be in group pictures with the CAS President and the photos are included in the next Actuarial Review issue.

6. Do I receive my diploma at the meeting?
No, all diplomas are mailed to each member's Primary Address. Your Primary Address is the address you have in your CAS profile. Diplomas should arrive 1 –; 4 weeks after the meeting. If you do not receive your certificate, inquire at

After the meeting

1. Do the sessions at the meeting count as Continuing Education?
Absolutely! To learn more about CE credit, check out the Continuing Education video or the cheat sheets.

What if I still have questions?

For general meeting information, please contact Kathleen Dean at
For meeting information specific to New Associates, please contact Shelby Wolff at

Also, please check out the New Members Committee page, for additional information specific to New Members!