Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations
  • Current General Consent
  • Permission Consent
  • Speaker Preferences
  • Session-Specific Info
  • Additional Considerations for the CLRS Working Group
  • Complete

Sept 11-13, 2023

Orlando, FL


Workshops are held on Sept 11

General Terms of Speaking at CAS Events

Thank you for your interest in participating with a CAS educational event. As a potential participant in our program, you play a vital role in its success. This General Terms of Speaking at CAS Events (the “Policy”) applies to all events organized, hosted, sponsored, or otherwise affiliated with CAS and CAS regional and international affiliates. Please read the following carefully, as it contains important terms for speakers.

Speaking at a Casualty Actuarial Society event is an esteemed privilege. Speakers with CAS meetings have the singular task of preparing and delivering their presentations to an audience. Speakers are expected to represent the CAS well and complete any required tasks from the event coordinators. Presentations delivered at any CAS events must be consistent with the mission and purposes of CAS, which are set forth below:
  • To advance the body of knowledge of actuarial science applies to general insurance, including
  • property, casualty and similar risk exposures;
  • To expand the application of actuarial science to enterprise risks and systemic risks;
  • To establish and maintain standards of qualification for membership;
  • To promote and maintain high standards of conduct and competence;
  • To increase the awareness of actuarial science;
  • And, to contribute to the well-being of society as a whole
Some Key Items Expected of CAS speakers
  1. Provide the draft presentation, transcript, handouts, etc. to moderators/coordinators for review and approval
  2. Provide any scheduling conflicts to event coordinator
  3. Upload a copy of the presentation for publishing to the web
  4. Check the accuracy of presentation and contact information
  5. Adhere to any deadlines put forth by event coordinator
  6. Register for the event, if applicable, and make hotel room reservations.
  7. Notify CAS in the event that an emergency should prevent you from meeting your obligations as a CAS speaker/presenter
  8. Adhere to this Policy and any additional guidelines/policies relating to the CAS event

The length of presentations and specific topics will vary depending on the event. Speakers are frequently volunteers and offer a great service to our society. They are also afforded an incredible opportunity for personal growth and professional exposure.

Submission of Presentations via CAS Online Session Submission System

1. All materials should be prepared accordingly with the Title page listing session number, title and author(s)

2. If you are using excerpts, including data from third party vendors, please be aware that some require advanced permission to reproduce from the original author(s). It is your responsibility to secure all such written permission.

3. On the slides you submit for attendees to print it is suggested that you use page numbers and plain white/clear backgrounds for each slide for the following reasons:
  • Attendees use page numbers to assist them in following the presentation
  • Attendees use less ink when printing slides with white/clear backgrounds
  • Attendees are better able to view printed slides with white/clear backgrounds

Presentation Content Guidelines

Participants attend CAS educational events and programs to receive information and increase their knowledge in actuarial principles, practices, issues and opportunities. In order to foster a positive learning experience built upon a foundation of respect and ethical behavior, speakers should abide by the content guidelines below:

  • During the presentation you will not engage in any type of promotional marketing or selling of any product or service, and you will not disparage any of the sponsoring organizations.
  • You will not include content that are libelous, defamatory, threatening, offensive, derogatory, or off-topic in your presentation, as determined based on CAS’ sole discretion.
  • To the best of your knowledge, your presentation does not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including any copyright, trademark, and privacy rights), is factually accurate, and contains nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful. You have obtained all necessary permissions and/or licenses from any individual or organizations whose material is included or used in your presentation.
  • You will not include content that may affect adversely the reputation of CAS or the actuarial profession, as determined based on CAS’ sole discretion.
  • In addition, to ensure compliance with federal and state antitrust laws, presentation content and discussions along the following lines must be avoided:
  • Fees to be charged for particular services;
  • Whether a fee should be charged for a particular activity or services (for example, fees for initial consultations or for time commuting to a meeting with a client);
  • Dividing up clients among competitors in a particular geographic area, or by area of actuarial expertise; Specific suggestions about limiting the availability of services that the actuary should agree to provide based on whether the client contracts for an additional level or types of service (for example, agreeing to provide a ratemaking product only if the client agrees to contract for other actuarial services);
  • Any suggestion that an actuary should refuse to provide a particular actuarial service, or to work for a particular employer or client;
  • Any suggestions about the appropriateness of actuaries undertaking work which is generally regarded to be within the providence of another profession (for example, accountants, auditors, or attorneys) or vice versa;
  • Any suggestions about what constitutes appropriate advertising by the actuary; and recommendations for, against or endorsements of, specific services or products which can be used by actuaries (for example, computer software). It is also recommended that speakers begin their remarks by stating that the speaker’s view are not necessarily identical to the view of the sponsors of the program of the employees or clients of the speakers.
  • CAS reserves the right to decline a speaker’s participation for violation of these content guidelines based on CAS’ sole discretion.