Meetings, Seminars and Symposia

Below you'll find a list of upcoming SOA meetings, seminars and symposia. From SOA candidate connect meetings; to SOA seminars on specific practice areas or industries; to SOA symposia, which are interactive and often include a call for papers or session ideas---there's sure to be an SOA event you'll want to attend.

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Webcasts and Virtual Sessions

Below you'll find a list of upcoming SOA webcasts and virtual sessions. Although these are both live events that are offered online, there are a few differences.

  • An SOA virtual session is usually a broadcast of a live SOA event, such as a session during a conference. As a virtual session participant, you'll log in to a special website to attend live via streaming video and audio. A slideshow is usually included, as well. You're encouraged to interact by submitting questions for live response during the session.
  • An SOA webcast also occurs in real-time but it's not part of a larger event, such as a conference. As a webcast participant, you log in to a special website to attend online, listen to the speaker and view a slide presentation. Telephone-based audio is also available. Webcasts usually include a live question and answer period at the end of the presentation.

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Professional Development E-Courses

All SOA e-course content focuses on professional development opportunities for your career as an actuary. Ultimately, it's your responsibility to make a reasonable, good-faith determination of the continuing education opportunities that will enhance your ability to practice in a desired field. With so many e-course options to choose from, selecting e-courses that will help guide the development of your career should be an enjoyable task.

Notes:

  • SOA e-courses are for professional development. They're not intended to substitute for any professionalism requirements for the ASA, CERA or FSA credentials. If you wish to register for an e-learning module to attain a designation, please visit the e-learning module Web page .

Podcasts

SOA podcasts offer unique content, such as the reading of an important article or paper, summaries of SOA meetings or sessions, interviews with keynote speakers and presenters from SOA events, as well as group discussions that involve several participants.

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Recordings and Past Presentations

Miss an SOA meeting or session? Need a copy of a particularly valuable session? Or just want to learn from industry professionals at your own pace and get updated information on the latest important issues? Below you'll find a list of SOA recordings and past presentations. These may also include PDF files of presentations from past SOA conferences, symposia, meetings and seminars. Final programs, session descriptions and presenter lists are also available for select events.

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Items prior to 2016

For presentations and live event recordings, visit Archived Presentations .

For webcasts and virtual sessions, visit Webcast & Virtual Session Recordings .

 

Website Disclaimer: In an effort to maintain only relevant and current professional development content, the SOA no longer provides access to symposium and meeting presentations that are more than three years old.

 

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Event Name Credit Competencies
ReFocus 2017

March 05 - 08, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

CPD: 12.30
EA: N/A

  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Insight and Integration
  • Results-Oriented Solutions
Investment Symposium

March 09 - 10, 2017

Chicago, IL

CPD: 12.60
EA: TBD

    Advanced Business Analytics

    March 21 - 23, 2017

    Atlanta, GA

    CPD: 24.00
    EA: TBD

    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Results-Oriented Solutions
    • Strategic Insight and Integration
    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    ERM Symposium

    April 20 - 21, 2017

    New Orleans, LA

    CPD: TBD
    EA: TBD

      Life Insurance Conference

      April 24 - 26, 2017

      Orlando, FL

      CPD: 12.60
      EA: N/A

      • Communication
      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
      • Leadership
      • Professional values
      • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
      • Results-Oriented Solutions
      • Strategic Insight and Integration
      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
      Retirement Industry Conference

      April 26 - 28, 2017

      Orlando, FL

      CPD: 13.30
      EA: 7.60 non-core credit

      • Communication
      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
      • Leadership
      • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
      • Results-Oriented Solutions
      • Strategic Insight and Integration
      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
      Life & Annuity Symposium

      May 08 - 09, 2017

      Seattle, WA

      CPD: 14.10
      EA: N/A

        Design Your Future with the Competency Framework Seminar

        May 10, 2017

        Seattle, WA

        CPD: 7.70
        EA: N/A

        • Communication
        • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
        • Leadership
        • Professional values
        • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
        • Results-Oriented Solutions
        • Strategic Insight and Integration
        • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
        Practical Predictive Analytics Seminar

        May 10, 2017

        Seattle, WA

        CPD: 9.60
        EA: N/A

        • Results-Oriented Solutions
        • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
        The New Valuation Manual and the Life Product Development Actuary Seminar

        May 10, 2017

        Seattle, WA

        CPD: 6.40
        EA: N/A

        • Results-Oriented Solutions
        • Strategic Insight and Integration
        Health Meeting

        June 12 - 14, 2017

        Hollywood , FL

        CPD: TBD
        EA: TBD

          Actuarial Teaching Conference

          June 26 - 27, 2017

          Pittsburgh, PA

          CPD: TBD
          EA: TBD

            The 2nd SOA China Annual Symposium

            June 29 - 30, 2017

            Shanghai, China

            CPD: TBD
            EA: TBD

            • Communication
            • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
            • Leadership
            • Professional values
            • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
            • Results-Oriented Solutions
            • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
            • Strategic Insight and Integration
            The 7th SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium

            July 06 - 07, 2017

            Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

            CPD: TBD
            EA: TBD

            • Communication
            • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
            • Leadership
            • Professional values
            • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
            • Results-Oriented Solutions
            • Strategic Insight and Integration
            • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
            ARC

            July 26 - 29, 2017

            Atlanta, GA

            CPD: TBD
            EA: TBD

              Underwriting Issues & Innovation Seminar

              July 30 - August 01, 2017

              Chicago, IL

              CPD: TBD
              EA: TBD

                Valuation Actuary Symposium

                August 28 - 29, 2017

                San Antonio, TX

                CPD: TBD
                EA: TBD

                  The Supplemental Health & Protection Conference

                  September 25 - 27, 2017

                  Baltimore, MD

                  CPD: TBD
                  EA: N/A

                    SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit

                    October 15 - 18, 2017

                    Boston, MA

                    CPD: TBD
                    EA: TBD

                      Event Name Credit Competencies

                      Closed

                      Post-Election Market Outlook Webcast

                      February 21, 2017

                      CPD: 1.20
                      EA: N/A

                      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                      Individual and Small Group Markets: An Actuarial Perspective on the Proposed Market Changes Webcast

                      March 02, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: N/A

                      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                      • Strategic Insight and Integration
                      Assessing Counterparty Exposure and Collateral Needs Webcast

                      March 14, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: N/A

                      • Strategic Insight and Integration
                      GLTD 2016 Termination Study: Analysis of Results Webcast

                      March 15, 2017

                      CPD: 1.50
                      EA: N/A

                      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                      Financial Economics and the Management of Public Pension Plans: A Critical Response Webcast

                      March 17, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: 1.80 Noncore

                      • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                      GAAP Basics – Deferred Annuities Webcast

                      March 29, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: N/A

                      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                      GAAP Basics – Universal Life Webcast

                      March 30, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: N/A

                      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                      Insurance Analytics with Machine Learning: A Primer for Actuaries Webcast

                      April 05, 2017

                      CPD: 1.50
                      EA: N/A

                      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                      Pension Modeling & Scenario Analysis

                      April 19, 2017

                      CPD: 1.80
                      EA: TBD

                        GLTD 2016 Termination Study: Introduction to New Variables

                        April 20, 2017

                        CPD: 1.80
                        EA: N/A

                          Municipal Bankruptcy

                          May 25, 2017

                          CPD: 1.80
                          EA: N/A

                            Developments in DC Plans

                            June 06, 2017

                            CPD: 1.80
                            EA: TBD

                              SOA Retirement Research Results (TBD)

                              August 10, 2017

                              CPD: 1.80
                              EA: TBD

                                Pension Accounting Trends

                                October 04, 2017

                                CPD: 1.80
                                EA: TBD

                                  Lifetime Income & Annuitization Options

                                  November 29, 2017

                                  CPD: 1.80
                                  EA: TBD

                                    General Credit Competencies
                                    Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance and ERM Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Results-Oriented Solutions
                                    • Strategic Insight and Integration
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Applications of Statistical Techniques for Professional Development Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Results-Oriented Solutions
                                    • Strategic Insight and Integration
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Decision Making and Communication Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Communication
                                    • Results-Oriented Solutions
                                    • Strategic Insight and Integration
                                    Enterprise Risk Management Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Strategic Insight and Integration
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Financial Modeling Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Strategic Insight and Integration
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Financial Reporting Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP) Structured Credit: 15.00
                                    • Communication
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Professional values
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Health Foundations Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Professional values
                                    • Results-Oriented Solutions
                                    PBR Professional Development Series Structured Credit: 6.00
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    Pricing, Reserving and Forecasting Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • Leadership
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Regulation and Taxation Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Regulation and Taxation (Hong Kong Version) Structured Credit: 7.50 units
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Regulation and Taxation (Taiwan) 課程已於2013年12月18日隆重推出台灣繁體中文版。報名及有關詳情,請參閱以下資訊及網址。 Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Social Insurance Structured Credit: 7.50
                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                    Straight Talk: Effectively Communicating with a Non-Technical Audience Structured Credit: 2.00
                                    • Communication
                                    Professionalism Credit Competencies
                                    Applying Professionalism Worldwide Structured Credit: 3.00
                                    • Professional values
                                    Professionalism in Practice: Precept 10 Structured Credit: 3.00
                                    • Professional values
                                    Professionalism in Practice: Precept 13 Structured Credit: 3.00
                                    • Professional values
                                    Professionalism in Practice: Precept 2 Structured Credit: 3.00
                                    • Professional values
                                    Professionalism in Practice: Precept 3 Structured Credit: 3.00
                                    • Professional values
                                    Event Name Credit Competencies
                                    Financial Stress in the Defined Benefit System Webcast

                                    February 14, 2017

                                    CPD: 1.80
                                    EA: 1.80 Noncore

                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    The GLTD 2016 Termination Study: Overview and Initial Results Webcast

                                    January 24, 2017

                                    CPD: 1.50
                                    EA: N/A

                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    Long-Term Care Insurance: The SOA’s Pricing Project Webcast

                                    January 17, 2017

                                    CPD: 1.80
                                    EA: N/A

                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    Getting Models in Shape for PBR Webcast

                                    January 10, 2017

                                    CPD: 1.80
                                    EA: N/A

                                    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                    Living to 100 Symposium

                                    January 04 - 06, 2017

                                    Orlando, FL

                                    CPD: 22.20
                                    EA: N/A