2021 Annual Meeting

Event Details

-

About This Event

We are excited to be back in-person! It’s been a long time.

This year the Casualty Actuarial Society will be having its Annual Meeting as a hybrid event – with both in-person and virtual elements, November 7-10, 2021, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, in San Diego, California.

This meeting has opportunities for education, networking, and meeting with exhibitors.

The Annual Meeting Planning Working Group is putting on this four-day event with:

  • Featured Speaker, Eric Siegel
  • Four General Sessions
  • 42 Concurrent Sessions
  • Town Hall (Monday) - Requires separate registration

In-Person Event Features

  • Engage with other attendees in specially designed networking activities and lounges
  • Engage with speakers and other attendees in specially designed, highly interactive sessions
  • Engage with sponsors and other attendees at receptions and meal functions
  • Participate in the Tuesday Evening dinner and planned activities
  • Access to all educational sessions and roundtables, up to 20 hours of CE, over three days
  • Access to Monday morning Town Hall, Featured Speaker, Celebration of New Members, Business Meeting

For more information about the safety protocols, please see the Event Info section below.

Virtual Event Features

  • Engage via chat with speakers and other attendees at livestreamed sessions
  • Access to select livestreamed sessions, up to 15 hours of CE
  • Access to Monday morning Town Hall, Featured Speaker, Celebration of New Members, Business Meeting
  • You may register for the full three-day program (Monday-Wednesday), or each of the three days individually.
Event information

Casualty Actuarial Society’s Envisioned Future (from the CAS Strategic Plan)

CAS members are sought after globally for their insights and ability to apply analytics to solve insurance and risk management problems.

Continuing Education Credits

The CAS Continuing Education Policy applies to all ACAS and FCAS members who provide actuarial services. Actuarial services are defined in the CAS Code of Professional Conduct as “professional services provided to a Principal by an individual acting in the capacity of an actuary. Such services include the rendering of advice, recommendations, findings or opinions based upon actuarial considerations.” Members who are or could be subject to the continuing education requirements of a national actuarial organization can meet the requirements of the CAS Continuing Education Policy by satisfying the continuing education requirements established by a national actuarial organization recognized by the Policy.

This activity may qualify for up to 15.0 hours virtually (at least 4.5 to 5.5 hours per day) or 20.0 hours in person CE credits for the Annual Meeting for CAS members. Participants should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CAS members earn 1 CE credit per 50 minutes of educational session time, not to include breaks or lunch.

Note: The amount of CE credit that can be earned for participating in this activity must be assessed by the individual attendee. It also may be different for individuals who are subject to the requirements of organizations other than the American Academy of Actuaries.

Transportation Information

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is located approximately 3 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is the closest airport.

For additional transportation details, please visit: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/sandt-marriott-marquis-san-diego-marina/ and click on “Airport Information” where an additional 7 southern California airports are listed whose distances from the hotel range from 34 – 133 miles. 

Amtrak (www.Amtrak.com) also services San Diego and the nearest station is the Santa Fe Depot (SAN), which is less than 1 mile from the hotel.

Safety Protocols

The CAS and the Marriot Marquis San Diego Hotel are working together to make the CAS Annual Meeting a safe space for all attendees. Obviously, the pandemic has us living in a state of flux and constant change and we will continue to adapt as the date for the Annual Meeting approaches.  Please note that the CAS will follow protocols and guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of California, and the County of San Diego.  The CAS also reserves the right to implement additional precautions, some of which will be:

  • Meeting rooms set to account for distancing
  • Most meal and food events held outside
  • Buffets served by masked/gloved hotel staff (no self-service)
  • CAS staff members onsite supporting the event are all fully vaccinated

For the most current information regarding mandates and guidelines, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State of California
County of San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Suggested Attire

Business casual attire is suggested for the conference sessions and receptions. It is best to wear layered clothing as meeting rooms tend to fluctuate in temperature. In San Diego, the average high temperature during November is 70º F/21º C and the average low is 54º F/12º C.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in CAS meetings, seminars and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the CAS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproduction and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Contact Information

For more information on Annual Meeting content, please contact Dave Core, CAS Director of Professional Education and Research, at dcore@casact.org.

For more information on attendee registration, please email acs@casact.org.

For more information on the Annual Meeting other than registration or content issues, please email meetings@casact.org.

For more information on other CAS opportunities or administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the CAS Office at (703) 276-3100 or visit the CAS website at www.casact.org.refund@casact.org

Registration information

Registration Fees

Register Online

Paying by check? Download the printable registration form.

The CAS Annual Meeting will be held November 7-10, 2021 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The fee is $1,175 for CAS Members, Affiliates, Subscribers, Active Candidates* or members of an actuarial organization worldwide. The registration fee includes educational sessions, three continental breakfasts, a luncheon on Monday, refreshment breaks, a welcome reception on Sunday and Tuesday Buffet Dinner.

Please note the special one-day registration for Active Candidates* on Monday, November 8. The fee is $250 and includes educational sessions, as well as Monday’s breakfast, luncheon and two refreshment breaks.

*An Active Candidate is a non-CAS member who has attempted at least one actuarial exam in the last two years.

Early Registration

We encourage you to register early for the Annual Meeting. Please note that while there is limited space at this year’s Annual Meeting, CAS will work to accommodate as many meeting registrants as is safe to do so. The CAS reserves the right to limit the number of participants.

REG TYPE

EARLY REG. FEE
BY OCT. 15, 2021

LATE REG. FEE
AFTER OCT. 15, 2021

CAS Member, Affiliate, Subscriber, and Active Candidate*, or Member of a Worldwide Actuarial Association

$1,175

$1,375

CAS Member Speaker/Board/Executive Council

$885

CAS Member, Government Employee

$590

CAS Academic Central Member***

$0

Speaker Who is Not a Member of CAS and Not a Member of Any Other Worldwide Actuarial Association

$0

Speaker Who is Not a CAS Member but IS a Member of Another Worldwide Actuarial Association

$590

Non-CAS Member Speaker

$0

Non-CAS Member

$1,375

$1,575

Non-CAS Member, Government Employee

$690

Retired CAS Member

$590

$690

Spouse/Guest** (Includes tickets for 3 breakfasts, 1 reception, and 1 dinner)

$450

$550

Monday Only (Active Candidate*)

$250

Please Note: Fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing at the CAS office by October 29, 2021 less a $100 processing fee.

* An Active Candidate is a non-CAS member who has attempted at least one actuarial exam in the last two years.
** Person accompanying an Academic or CAS Member, Affiliate, Subscriber, Active Candidate* or Member of an Actuarial Association Worldwide to social functions. Attendance at educational sessions is not permitted with this registration fee category.
*** Limited to Members of CAS Academic Central for up to three national CAS meetings or seminars each year.

Note Regarding Fees

All attendee registration fees will increase by $200 if the registration is received after October 15, 2021. Similarly, spouse/guest registration fees will increase by $100 if the registration is received after October 15, 2021. The CAS will send confirmations to all registrants prior to the meeting. A complete registration form and fee schedule is included.

Register

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee

The fee for the spouse/guest is , which includes the following:

  • Continental breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Sunday Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday Buffet Dinner

The fee for the spouse/guest** is , which includes the following:

  • Continental breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Sunday Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday Buffet Dinner

**Person accompanying an Academic or CAS Member, Affiliate, Subscriber, Active Candidate* or Member of an Actuarial Association Worldwide to social functions. Attendance at educational sessions is not permitted with this registration fee category.

Note Regarding Fees

All attendee registration fees will increase by $200 if the registration is received after October 15, 2021. Similarly, spouse/guest registration fees will increase by $100 if the registration is received after October 15, 2021. The CAS will send confirmations to all registrants prior to the meeting. A complete registration form and fee schedule is included.

Individual Tickets

In lieu of the complete spouse/guest registration package, attendees may purchase individual tickets to the social events for their guests. Individual tickets are available for the continental breakfasts, Sunday Welcome Reception and Tuesday Buffet Dinner. These individual tickets are not necessary for registered attendees to purchase, as each event is already included in the registration fee.

Individual Ticket Prices

All ticketed events below are already included in both the attendee and the spouse/guest registration fee. These tickets are only intended for use by individuals not already registered.

REG TYPE

FEES

Sunday Welcome Reception (age 21+)

$90

Sunday Welcome Reception (ages 3-20)

$45

Monday Continental Breakfast

$55

Tuesday Continental Breakfast

$55

Wednesday Continental Breakfast

$55

Tuesday Buffet Dinner (age 21+) Must be purchased by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Oct. 29, 2021.

$195

Tuesday Buffet Dinner (ages 3-20) Must be purchased by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Oct. 29, 2021.

$95

Cancellation Policy

CAS Annual Meeting registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by the CAS Office on or before October 29, 2021, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored. Please send cancellation requests via fax to (703) 276-3108 or email to refund@casact.org.

In the rare event that a CAS meeting is canceled, participants receive a full refund for registration fees paid; travel and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

Program guide
Planning committee

Frank Gribbon, Volunteer Chair
Aaron Hillebrandt, Volunteer Chair
David Core, Staff Co-Chair
Kathleen Dean, Staff Co-Chair
Katrina Evans, Staff Co-Chair

Carl Ashenbrenner
Benoit Carrier
Feng Chen
Isaac Espinoza
Kenneth Hsu
Ronald Kozlowski
Lucas Li
Winnie Li
Meagan Mirkovich
Dushyant Pattni
Wenwen Sun
Robert Wolf

Call for presentations

CFP closed July 26

Call For Presentations

Lodging

The 2021 CAS Annual Meeting will be held at:

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101 USA

Main Phone: +1-619-234-1500

Waterfront Inspiration

Embrace your curiosity at the waterfront Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Located within the iconic downtown San Diego skyline and overlooking a private marina, every hotel room and suite offers impressive views of the city or San Diego Bay. Boasting two outdoor resort pools, two hot tubs, a kid-friendly splash zone and bay view balconies. You'll find plenty of outdoor space to relax and recharge with on-site dining options featuring creative American, Baja Cali inspired and Asian-fusion cuisine. Looking for outdoor adventure? Get a grab-and-go lunch, hop on one of our hotel bikes and set off cruising down the Embarcadero. Enjoy the kayaks and paddleboards at our marina - or check out local tour operators offering jet boats, ferries, and sunset cruises. Come and play at one San Diego's world class, signature designed, premier golf courses. Explore the many neighborhoods of San Diego, where shopping, arts, culture, and entertainment await around every corner.

Group Room Rate:

Room Rate: $189 for single/double room, plus taxes.  A limited number of rooms have been reserved for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. The hotel will also reserve Saturday and Wednesday nights, if available.  In-room, high-speed internet access is complimentary for all Marriott Bonvoy members, and there is no membership fee.

Reservations must be made by Friday, October 15, 2021. Check in at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is 4:00 p.m. and check out is by 11:00 a.m.

How to Reserve:

Reservations may be made online or via telephone or via email:

  • For online reservations, visit https://book.passkey.com/go/CAS2021
  • For telephone reservations, call toll-free 800-228-9290, or the hotel directly at 619-234-1500, and reference “CAS” or “Casualty Actuarial Society”.

While reservations must be made prior to Friday, October 15, 2021, to receive the negotiated rates, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available should you wait until this date. CAS strongly suggests that you make your room reservations early to secure accommodations before the room block fills.

Destination (Resort) Amenity OPTIONAL Fee:

Sleeping rooms reserved via the CAS room block will NOT automatically be charged the Destination (Resort) Amenity fee of $35, per night, plus taxes; it is OPTIONAL.  At check-in, guests will have the choice to purchase the daily amenity, and IF purchased, their room will then include:

  • $15 daily Food & Beverage credit at Exchange, Starbucks, Marina Kitchen or Tequila Bar & Grille
  • High speed internet access in guestroom (already complimentary for all Marriott Bonvoy members)
  • Two featured glasses of Wine from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Marina Kitchen)
  • Daily one hour Kayak rental
  • Daily one hour Bicycle rental
  • Daily Fitness class in the Fitness Center
  • One Shoe shine (excluding boots and suede)

Cut-Off Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

Additional Lodging and Locale Information:

For more information on the hotel or the San Diego area, please visit either https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sandt-marriott-marquis-san-diego-marina/ or https://www.sandiego.org/ respectively.

Important Information Regarding Official Annual Meeting Hotel:

The Casualty Actuarial Society can conduct high-quality meetings at desirable sites for a reasonable registration fee because a block of hotel rooms is reserved for meeting attendees. In exchange for filling the required number of sleeping rooms, the CAS is permitted to use the hotel's meeting space at no cost, thus keeping registration fees low. In addition, meeting attendees receive a reduced rate for their sleeping rooms. We kindly request that all meeting attendees take advantage of the group rate and stay at the official Annual Meeting property, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Sponsors

The Annual Meeting is the CAS’s signature event of the year, offering a broad range of sessions on the most important issues facing the property-casualty insurance industry today. Attendees include a strong contingent of senior members of the actuarial profession and new designees who are celebrated throughout the meeting. The Annual Meeting provides a variety of sponsorship opportunities at various levels, including tabletop exhibits, where you can gain exposure for your products and services among approximately 800 attendees.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Annual Meeting, please contact Lisa Broyhill by email lbroyhill@casact.org.

Other information

Monday, November 8

The CAS is pleased to offer the first half of Monday, November 8, the opening day of the Annual Meeting, on a complimentary basis to CAS members and non-members alike. Please read details below for each of the individual broadcasts you wish to view.

Monday, November 8

 

8:00 – 8:45 AM PT

Welcome, Celebration of New Members – Address to New Members

9:15 – 10:15 AM PT

Featured Speaker

10:15 – 10:45 AM PT

Business Session with Presidential Address

10:45 – 11:45 AM PT

Town Hall

 Registration information for the Complimentary Webcast is forthcoming.

Session Details:

Celebration of New Fellows and Associates

(8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. PT)
All meeting attendees are invited and encouraged to attend this session — come celebrate the achievements of new CAS members!

Town Hall with CAS Leaders

(10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PT)
Join us for a Town Hall meeting with members of the CAS Board of Directors. The 60-minute session will cover a variety of topics including an update on the 2021-2023 CAS Strategic Plan, the evolving volunteer-staff framework, and changes to the CAS admissions program. The session is designed to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback during the Town Hall. We invite you to join the conversation and share your views with CAS leadership. If you have a specific issue you would like to see addressed, please send an email to Mike Boa at mboa@casact.org.

Panelists: TBD
This session will be broadcast live and is offered at no charge, but advanced registration is required.

Sessions

Special Education Sessions

Special education sessions in person

In each of the six concurrent session blocks, there will be two sessions that are 90 minutes long each that will be highly interactive with group or individual exercises, discussion of case studies or role plays. This will be the opportunity for in-person attendees to think through and practice the learning provided in these sessions. (These sessions are designated in the list of concurrent sessions.)

In addition, the CAS will offer in-person attendees the opportunity to attend separate “snap” sessions that include engagement and activities. (These may require separate registration and will be identified below once confirmed.)

Snap Session

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m. PT

Beyond Technical Abilities: Leveraging Soft Skills to Make an Impact

Whether you’re assembling, leading or participating in a short-term project team, success will be dependent on more than technical abilities. Often, it can be easy to focus solely on the task at hand; however, it’s important to take a people-focused approach. Soft skills such as agility, empathy, critical thinking and creativity are key for strong teams that can effectively meet goals and gain stakeholder buy-in. By leveraging individuals’ different perspectives and skills in an effective way, teams will reach more innovative solutions, resulting in better outcomes.

In this two-day workshop, attendees will learn to think like an executive and consider a project’s broader impact. Through a variety of hands-on activities, attendees will uncover how to set their teams up for success and leverage soft skills to elevate their performance. This insight will be put into practice through group exercises and guided discussions. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of what makes a successful project team, how to leverage the unique perspectives of diverse teammates and best practices for being an effective leader and contributor.

Class size: Limited to 50

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the soft skills necessary for effective leadership and how they can be developed.
  • Uncover how to elevate a team’s performance, whether as a leader or contributor.
  • Explore how to take a people-focused approach to projects, keeping key stakeholders top of mind.

Facilitator: Johanna “JoJo” Harris, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Jacobson Group

Think Like an Insurance Executive

Tuesday, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m. PT

What lies beyond traditional actuarial roles and how might you get there? Discover how to think like an insurance executive and become even more highly sought after in your career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify some of the challenges that insurance executives face and increase your understanding of the overall business
  • Think of your career more strategically and how to add more value to your organization
  • Discover how to become more visible with insurance executives, and more highly sought after in your company, industry, and community

Maximum Attendees: 40

Facilitator:
Ron Tsang, MBA, Business Communication Expert, Trainer & Author, From Presentation to Standing Ovation: 15 Actionable Ideas to Achieve Massive Influence

General sessions

The Science Behind Our Models, the IPCC 6thAssessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body charged with providing policymakers with periodic scientific assessments on climate change. The IPCC is in the process of releasing its 6th Assessment, which will replace the 5th Assessment issued in 2015. IPCC Assessments are an authoritative scientific foundation upon which many things relevant to actuaries’ work in climate risk are built, including future forecasts of factors affecting extreme weather driving insurance losses. This session will cover the work of the IPCC, the information available to date from the 6th Assessment, how it differs from the prior one, and the International Actuarial Association’s plans to work with the IPCC to produce information relevant to the profession.

  • Moderator:
    Rade T. Musulin, Principal, Finity Consulting & Vice-Chairperson, IAA Resource and Environment Forum
    Panelists:
    Linda Mearns, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Alex Pui, Head Nat Cat and Sustainability (APAC), Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Tokyo, Japan

Surplus Lines Market Trends

The excess and surplus (E&S) lines market in the United States is booming: its growth has exceeded the admitted lines market growth for the last several years.

There are many reasons for it: less regulatory constraints, quicker access to market opportunities, less competition in specialty lines, to name a few.

This E&S market is also subject, to varying degrees, to the same factors affecting the admitted market: social inflation, more frequent catastrophes, covid, …

The first speaker will provide E&S and admitted market statistics (premium, loss ratio, and other indicators by market segment) over the last several years and insight on what drove their different results.

The second speaker will discuss what we may expect in 2022 & beyond for the E&S market (line of business expansion, digitization,), and contrast it with what we may expect in the admitted market.

  • Moderator
    Ron Kozlowski, Lead Consultant, RTK Actuarial
    Panelists:
    Ben Carrier, Managing Director, Aon
    Mark Smith, President, K2 Insurance Services

Ransomware and Other Cyber Headlines

Has the time come to double down on the cyber insurance market, or is it time to get out? How are actuaries adjusting to recent trends, and what have we learned?  In this session, we will explore cyber insurance topics such as the state of market, rate and capacity, claims trends, industry responses, cybersecurity products, and recent catastrophe events. We will also have a discussion on recent analytic advancement on this insurance risk. Join us as we hear from industry practitioners and their reflections on the newest risk mitigation strategies based on the latest headlines

  • Moderator/Panelist:
    Monica Shokrai, Business Risk & Insurance, Google
    Panelists:
    Jonathan Laux, Head of cyber analytics, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
    Emma Ye, Head of Actuarial and Risk Analytics, At-Bay

Executive Roundtable: Actuaries Making a Splash in Non-Traditional Roles

This general session puts the spotlight on four veteran actuaries who have ventured outside their traditional actuarial roles to be successful in non-traditional executive positions. Whether it is leading risk management and insurance strategy at an autonomous vehicle company, making investments in startups as a venture capital investor, being the insurance head of an insurtech operation, or founding a new company from scratch, this pioneering group of actuaries will share the highs and lows of their interesting career paths. They will also discuss emerging market trends as well as opportunities and threats for those in the actuarial profession.

  • Moderator:
    David Wright, Chief Insurance Officer, Acrisure Technology Group
    Panelists:
    David McFarland, Co-Founder and CEO, Coterie
    Tetteh Oteteye, Vice President, Cruise
    Isaac Espinoza, Vice President, Root
Breakout sessions

Subject to change.

Tentative Concurrent Sessions (as of August 17):

Highly Interactive In-Person Sessions
Year-end Appointed Actuary Report – Reasonable Ranges and Risk of Material Adverse Deviation: An Interactive Session of Case Studies of Hard Circumstances
Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Reserving Impacts
COVID: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
GitHub 101: A practical, hands-on tutorial
Pandemic Impacts, Insights, and Strategies for Facing the "New Normal"
Practical Applications of DEI
Presenting to Non-Technical Audience (2 parts)
Professionalism: A Deep Dive on the Code
Text analysis for beginners: A practical, hands-on tutorial
Understanding the Big Picture: What are the Downstream Impacts of YOUR Analysis or Model?

Other In-Person Sessions
2021 CAS University Award Program
Applying Predictive Modeling to Competitive Auto Insurance Pricing Optimization
Building a Framework for Casualty Cat Modeling
Data Innovation & Management for the Insurance Ecosystem
Doing More with Less in Commercial Lines Pricing and Underwriting
Enabling the Exponential Actuary: Evolve from Jobs to Superjobs
ERM: Capital Management and Capital Allocation
Fine-Tuning Your ERM plan
Interaction Effect Modeling with Contextual Telematics Events
It’s Not All Social Inflation---Is General Inflation Back for Real?
Net Zero insurance and the Role of the Actuary
Pet Insurance Market Activity, Trends, and Key Issues
Pricing without a Safety Net
Smarter Segmentation for the Lazy Actuary
Social Media: A New Frontier for the Modern Actuary
The Road to Vehicle Automation from an Insurance Perspective
New Results in Granular Reserving
An Update on Wildfire Activity, Modeling and Regulation
GBMs: The Real Impact of a Rate Change

Virtual / In-Person Sessions (presented via livestream to the virtual audience)
Actuary: Required Team Member for New Product Risk Analysis
Are We Prepared?
Bayesian/MCMC Modeling
Calling All Actuaries: The Need for Risk Experts to Shape Climate Action
The Evolving Cyber Landscape and Insurance Business Model
Integrating Investment Strategy into Your ERM Framework: Why Not Stocks?
Machine Learning Powered Pricing: From GLMs to GAMs
New CAS Research Race and Insurance Pricing
Professionalism: Skit Based Session, based on two new AON skits
The Start Up Nation: Innovation and Actuarial Opportunities in Israel
Taking Actuarial Banking to the World
Travelers Actuarial Reserving Cooking Show
U.S. Qualification Standards

Schedule

Below is the on-site schedule for those who attend the Annual Meeting in-person. To view the more information about the livestream program, visit the calendar event.

Subject to Change 

Sunday, November 7

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
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. New ACAS Photo Session
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, November 8 

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Celebration of New Members
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
New Member Group Photo Session
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker – Eric Siegel
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Business Session w/Presidential Address
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Town Hall
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. General Session I
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:45/4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 4:00) 
4:15 p.m. – 5:30/5:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 5:45)
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Officers’ Reception for New Fellows and their Spouses/Guests

Tuesday, November 9 

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Early Morning Snap Session – (advance reg req)
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Session I
General Session II)
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 11:00/11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 11:15)
11:30 a.m. – 12:45/1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 1:00)
12:45/1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roundtables
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Buffet Dinner, details forthcoming

Wednesday, November 10 

7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Early Morning Snap Session – (advance reg req)
8:00 a.m. – 9:15/9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 9:30)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
10:00 a.m. – 11:15/11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 11:30)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. General Session IV & Adjournment
Sessions

Special Education Sessions

Special education sessions in person

In each of the six concurrent session blocks, there will be two sessions that are 90 minutes long each that will be highly interactive with group or individual exercises, discussion of case studies or role plays. This will be the opportunity for in-person attendees to think through and practice the learning provided in these sessions. (These sessions are designated in the list of concurrent sessions.)

In addition, the CAS will offer in-person attendees the opportunity to attend separate “snap” sessions that include engagement and activities. (These may require separate registration and will be identified below once confirmed.)

Snap Session

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m. PT

Beyond Technical Abilities: Leveraging Soft Skills to Make an Impact

Whether you’re assembling, leading or participating in a short-term project team, success will be dependent on more than technical abilities. Often, it can be easy to focus solely on the task at hand; however, it’s important to take a people-focused approach. Soft skills such as agility, empathy, critical thinking and creativity are key for strong teams that can effectively meet goals and gain stakeholder buy-in. By leveraging individuals’ different perspectives and skills in an effective way, teams will reach more innovative solutions, resulting in better outcomes.

In this two-day workshop, attendees will learn to think like an executive and consider a project’s broader impact. Through a variety of hands-on activities, attendees will uncover how to set their teams up for success and leverage soft skills to elevate their performance. This insight will be put into practice through group exercises and guided discussions. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of what makes a successful project team, how to leverage the unique perspectives of diverse teammates and best practices for being an effective leader and contributor.

Class size: Limited to 50

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the soft skills necessary for effective leadership and how they can be developed.
  • Uncover how to elevate a team’s performance, whether as a leader or contributor.
  • Explore how to take a people-focused approach to projects, keeping key stakeholders top of mind.

Facilitator: Johanna “JoJo” Harris, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Jacobson Group

Think Like an Insurance Executive

Tuesday, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m. PT

What lies beyond traditional actuarial roles and how might you get there? Discover how to think like an insurance executive and become even more highly sought after in your career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify some of the challenges that insurance executives face and increase your understanding of the overall business
  • Think of your career more strategically and how to add more value to your organization
  • Discover how to become more visible with insurance executives, and more highly sought after in your company, industry, and community

Maximum Attendees: 40

Facilitator:
Ron Tsang, MBA, Business Communication Expert, Trainer & Author, From Presentation to Standing Ovation: 15 Actionable Ideas to Achieve Massive Influence

General sessions

The Science Behind Our Models, the IPCC 6thAssessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body charged with providing policymakers with periodic scientific assessments on climate change. The IPCC is in the process of releasing its 6th Assessment, which will replace the 5th Assessment issued in 2015. IPCC Assessments are an authoritative scientific foundation upon which many things relevant to actuaries’ work in climate risk are built, including future forecasts of factors affecting extreme weather driving insurance losses. This session will cover the work of the IPCC, the information available to date from the 6th Assessment, how it differs from the prior one, and the International Actuarial Association’s plans to work with the IPCC to produce information relevant to the profession.

  • Moderator:
    Rade T. Musulin, Principal, Finity Consulting & Vice-Chairperson, IAA Resource and Environment Forum
    Panelists:
    Linda Mearns, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Alex Pui, Head Nat Cat and Sustainability (APAC), Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Tokyo, Japan

Surplus Lines Market Trends

The excess and surplus (E&S) lines market in the United States is booming: its growth has exceeded the admitted lines market growth for the last several years.

There are many reasons for it: less regulatory constraints, quicker access to market opportunities, less competition in specialty lines, to name a few.

This E&S market is also subject, to varying degrees, to the same factors affecting the admitted market: social inflation, more frequent catastrophes, covid, …

The first speaker will provide E&S and admitted market statistics (premium, loss ratio, and other indicators by market segment) over the last several years and insight on what drove their different results.

The second speaker will discuss what we may expect in 2022 & beyond for the E&S market (line of business expansion, digitization,), and contrast it with what we may expect in the admitted market.

  • Moderator
    Ron Kozlowski, Lead Consultant, RTK Actuarial
    Panelists:
    Ben Carrier, Managing Director, Aon
    Mark Smith, President, K2 Insurance Services

Ransomware and Other Cyber Headlines

Has the time come to double down on the cyber insurance market, or is it time to get out? How are actuaries adjusting to recent trends, and what have we learned?  In this session, we will explore cyber insurance topics such as the state of market, rate and capacity, claims trends, industry responses, cybersecurity products, and recent catastrophe events. We will also have a discussion on recent analytic advancement on this insurance risk. Join us as we hear from industry practitioners and their reflections on the newest risk mitigation strategies based on the latest headlines

  • Moderator/Panelist:
    Monica Shokrai, Business Risk & Insurance, Google
    Panelists:
    Jonathan Laux, Head of cyber analytics, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
    Emma Ye, Head of Actuarial and Risk Analytics, At-Bay

Executive Roundtable: Actuaries Making a Splash in Non-Traditional Roles

This general session puts the spotlight on four veteran actuaries who have ventured outside their traditional actuarial roles to be successful in non-traditional executive positions. Whether it is leading risk management and insurance strategy at an autonomous vehicle company, making investments in startups as a venture capital investor, being the insurance head of an insurtech operation, or founding a new company from scratch, this pioneering group of actuaries will share the highs and lows of their interesting career paths. They will also discuss emerging market trends as well as opportunities and threats for those in the actuarial profession.

  • Moderator:
    David Wright, Chief Insurance Officer, Acrisure Technology Group
    Panelists:
    David McFarland, Co-Founder and CEO, Coterie
    Tetteh Oteteye, Vice President, Cruise
    Isaac Espinoza, Vice President, Root
Breakout sessions

Subject to change.

Tentative Concurrent Sessions (as of August 17):

Highly Interactive In-Person Sessions
Year-end Appointed Actuary Report – Reasonable Ranges and Risk of Material Adverse Deviation: An Interactive Session of Case Studies of Hard Circumstances
Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Reserving Impacts
COVID: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
GitHub 101: A practical, hands-on tutorial
Pandemic Impacts, Insights, and Strategies for Facing the "New Normal"
Practical Applications of DEI
Presenting to Non-Technical Audience (2 parts)
Professionalism: A Deep Dive on the Code
Text analysis for beginners: A practical, hands-on tutorial
Understanding the Big Picture: What are the Downstream Impacts of YOUR Analysis or Model?

Other In-Person Sessions
2021 CAS University Award Program
Applying Predictive Modeling to Competitive Auto Insurance Pricing Optimization
Building a Framework for Casualty Cat Modeling
Data Innovation & Management for the Insurance Ecosystem
Doing More with Less in Commercial Lines Pricing and Underwriting
Enabling the Exponential Actuary: Evolve from Jobs to Superjobs
ERM: Capital Management and Capital Allocation
Fine-Tuning Your ERM plan
Interaction Effect Modeling with Contextual Telematics Events
It’s Not All Social Inflation---Is General Inflation Back for Real?
Net Zero insurance and the Role of the Actuary
Pet Insurance Market Activity, Trends, and Key Issues
Pricing without a Safety Net
Smarter Segmentation for the Lazy Actuary
Social Media: A New Frontier for the Modern Actuary
The Road to Vehicle Automation from an Insurance Perspective
New Results in Granular Reserving
An Update on Wildfire Activity, Modeling and Regulation
GBMs: The Real Impact of a Rate Change

Virtual / In-Person Sessions (presented via livestream to the virtual audience)
Actuary: Required Team Member for New Product Risk Analysis
Are We Prepared?
Bayesian/MCMC Modeling
Calling All Actuaries: The Need for Risk Experts to Shape Climate Action
The Evolving Cyber Landscape and Insurance Business Model
Integrating Investment Strategy into Your ERM Framework: Why Not Stocks?
Machine Learning Powered Pricing: From GLMs to GAMs
New CAS Research Race and Insurance Pricing
Professionalism: Skit Based Session, based on two new AON skits
The Start Up Nation: Innovation and Actuarial Opportunities in Israel
Taking Actuarial Banking to the World
Travelers Actuarial Reserving Cooking Show
U.S. Qualification Standards

Schedule

Below is the on-site schedule for those who attend the Annual Meeting in-person. To view the more information about the livestream program, visit the calendar event.

Subject to Change 

Sunday, November 7

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
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. New ACAS Photo Session
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, November 8 

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Celebration of New Members
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
New Member Group Photo Session
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker – Eric Siegel
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Business Session w/Presidential Address
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Town Hall
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. General Session I
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:45/4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 4:00) 
4:15 p.m. – 5:30/5:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 5:45)
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Officers’ Reception for New Fellows and their Spouses/Guests

Tuesday, November 9 

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Early Morning Snap Session – (advance reg req)
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Session I
General Session II)
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 11:00/11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 11:15)
11:30 a.m. – 12:45/1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 1:00)
12:45/1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roundtables
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Buffet Dinner, details forthcoming

Wednesday, November 10 

7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Early Morning Snap Session – (advance reg req)
8:00 a.m. – 9:15/9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 9:30)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
10:00 a.m. – 11:15/11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (Highly Interactive Sessions end at 11:30)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. General Session IV & Adjournment

Keep up with the latest CAS news