Call for speakers

We regularly update this page with opportunities to speak at our conferences. These include GIRO, Life Conference, IFoA Asia Conference, and the General Insurance Spring Conference.

Explore our call for speakers below or read about why to present at a conference.

General Insurance Spring Conference 2024

This conference will be held virtually at the end of April and will be available to watch online globally. It will cover a wide range of current issues across the insurance industry. If you are keen to share your research, knowledge, or thought leadership with the general insurance actuarial community, we would be delighted to hear from you!


We will be looking to select a range of talks across:

  • insurance market environment and trends
  • economic issues
  • technology in insurance
  • ESG
  • emerging and evolving risks
  • regulatory environment
  • pricing
  • reserving
  • capital modelling
  • actuaries in the workplace
  • other

Proposal submission

You are invited to submit your proposal, which should include a summary of about 200 words on your chosen subject, including:

  • an overview of the material that you intend to cover
  • key outcomes or knowledge that attendees will take away
  • target audience and assumed knowledge level
  • the format of your session (for example, interactive live presentation, debate, panel session, pre-recorded presentation)
  • any other relevant information (for example, if the submission is on behalf of a research group or working party)

An example of a good submission is shown below.

We encourage submissions to clearly demonstrate how they will engage with their virtual audience, to make their sessions as interactive as possible. For example, virtual presentations allow audiences to follow along with coding on their own computer. Please note that all webinars will be recorded and made available on demand on the IFoA video archive and e-shop after the conference.

Deadline: 31 January at 17:00 GMT

All submissions will be considered independently by the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee. We will get back to you shortly after the deadline.

Submit abstract


Why present at a conference?

Presenting offers a range of transferable skills that can help advance your skill set, both personally and professionally. These include:

Raising your profile

Speaking at a conference or event will increase your visibility and help you develop your personal brand.

Developing your communication skills

You’ll learn how to speak confidently to a room full of people and develop your own personal presenting style. You’ll become experienced at explaining your ideas clearly and succinctly – skills that you can then take back and reapply in your workplace, for example when chairing meetings, presenting to clients, or giving feedback to colleagues.

Building your network

Presenting enables you to connect and build rapport with an audience – useful skills that can also help you to network and grow your contacts.

Helping your job prospects

Not only will presenting look impressive on your CV, it also means that you’ll start to make a name for yourself within the profession, as well as being more confident in job interviews.

Helping your profession

You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you have passed on information and learning to your peers, helping to disseminate and develop knowledge across the profession.

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