Meetings, Seminars and Symposia

Below you'll find a list of upcoming SOA meetings, seminars and symposia. From major SOA meetings that cover a broad range of topics to SOA seminars focusing on specific practice areas or industries---there's sure to be an SOA event you'll want to attend.

Scroll through the SOA meetings, seminars and symposia choices. If you see something that interests you, click on the title to learn more. View non-SOA events that may be of interest on the Other Actuarial Events calendar.

Why participate in an SOA event?

  • Hear from expert presenters and speakers.
  • Backed by the largest professional actuarial organization in the world.
  • Earn valuable CPD credits.
  • Network with actuaries from around the globe.

Webcasts and Virtual Sessions

Below you'll find a list of upcoming SOA webcasts and virtual sessions. Earn CPD and participate in these SOA events virtually.

  • SOA virtual sessions are broadcasts of a live session during an SOA conference. As a virtual session participant, you'll 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.
  • SOA webcasts occur in real-time and allow participants to listen to the speakers 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.

Scroll through the SOA webcast and virtual session choices below. If you see something that interests you, click on the title to learn more.

Why participate in an SOA event?

  • Hear from expert presenters and speakers.
  • Backed by the largest professional actuarial organization in the world.
  • Earn valuable CPD credits.

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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Scroll through the choices below. If you see something that interests you, click on the topic to see the available episodes.

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.

Scroll through the SOA recordings and past presentation choices. If you see something that interests you, click on the title to learn more or to purchase.

 

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.

 

SOA Member Regulators

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Distance Learning for Pension Actuaries

Audio download and Web-based training are excellent alternatives for professionals whose ability to travel to meetings is limited.

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Event Name Credit Competencies
ReFocus Conference

March 04 - 07, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

CPD: 13.80
EA: N/A

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

March 08, 2018

New York, NY

CPD: TBD
EA: TBD

    Investment Boot Camp for Pension Actuaries

    March 22, 2018

    Toronto, ON

    CPD: 7.50
    EA: 7.50

    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Strategic Insight and Integration
    • Results-Oriented Solutions
    Advanced Business Analytics Seminar

    March 27 - 29, 2018

    Chicago, IL

    CPD: 24.00
    EA: N/A

    • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Results-Oriented Solutions
    • Strategic Insight and Integration
    • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    The 2018 Life Insurance Conference

    April 09 - 11, 2018

    Chicago, IL

    CPD: 12.30
    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 11 - 13, 2018

    Chicago, IL

    CPD: 13.10
    EA: 7.30

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

    April 19 - 20, 2018

    Miami, FL

    CPD: TBD
    EA: TBD

      Economic Scenario Generation for the Practitioner Seminar

      May 06, 2018

      Baltimore, MD

      CPD: 4.20
      EA: N/A

      • Results-Oriented Solutions
      • Strategic Insight and Integration
      • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
      Life & Annuity Symposium

      May 07 - 08, 2018

      Baltimore, MD

      CPD: 14.10
      EA: N/A

        SOA Candidate Connect- Baltimore

        May 07, 2018

        Baltimore, MD

        CPD: N/A
        EA: N/A

          Annuity-Based Solutions: Securing the “Golden Years” Seminar

          May 09, 2018

          Baltimore, MD

          CPD: 6.30
          EA: N/A

          • Strategic Insight and Integration
          Mortality Modeling 201: Techniques for Model Fit and Forecasting Seminar

          May 09, 2018

          Baltimore, MD

          CPD: 4.20
          EA: TBD

          • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
          Practical Predictive Analytics Seminar

          May 09, 2018

          Baltimore, MD

          CPD: 9.30
          EA: N/A

          • Results-Oriented Solutions
          • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
          Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium

          May 24 - 25, 2018

          Seoul, South Korea

          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
          Candidate Connect - Charlotte

          May 25, 2018

          Charlotte, NC

          CPD: N/A
          EA: N/A

            China Annual Symposium

            May 28 - 29, 2018

            Beijing, China

            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
            2018 Professionalism in Practice Course: Beijing

            May 29, 2018

            Beijing, China

            CPD: TBD
            EA: TBD

              VM-20 Modeled Reserves Seminar

              June 05, 2018

              Chicago, IL

              CPD: 
              EA:

                Traditional Life Reserves Seminar

                June 06, 2018

                Chicago, IL

                CPD: 
                EA:

                  Universal Life Reserves Seminar

                  June 07, 2018

                  Chicago, IL

                  CPD: 
                  EA:

                    Deferred Annuities Reserves Seminar

                    June 08, 2018

                    Chicago, IL

                    CPD: 
                    EA:

                      SimErgy ERM Boot Camp

                      June 11 - 12, 2018

                      New York, NY

                      CPD: N/A
                      EA: N/A

                        SOA Health Meeting

                        June 25 - 27, 2018

                        Austin, TX

                        CPD: TBD
                        EA:

                          Candidate Connect- Health Meeting

                          June 25, 2018

                          CPD: N/A
                          EA: N/A

                            2018 Underwriting Issues & Innovation Seminar

                            July 29 - 31, 2018

                            Chicago, IL

                            CPD: TBD
                            EA: TBD

                              2018 Supplemental Health, DI & LTC Conference

                              August 06 - 08, 2018

                              San Diego, CA

                              CPD: TBD
                              EA: N/A

                                2018 Actuarial Research Conference (ARC)

                                August 08 - 11, 2018

                                London, Ontario

                                CPD: 
                                EA:

                                  Candidate Connect- Valuation Actuary Meeting

                                  August 27, 2018

                                  CPD: N/A
                                  EA: N/A

                                    Valuation Actuary Symposium

                                    August 27 - 28, 2018

                                    Washington, DC

                                    CPD: TBD
                                    EA: TBD

                                      2018 Predictive Analytics Symposium

                                      September 20 - 21, 2018

                                      Minneapolis, MN

                                      CPD: TBD
                                      EA: TBD

                                        SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit

                                        October 14 - 17, 2018

                                        Nashville, TN

                                        CPD: TBD
                                        EA: TBD

                                          Candidate Connect- Annual Meeting

                                          October 15, 2018

                                          CPD: N/A
                                          EA: N/A

                                            Candidate Connect- Chicago

                                            November 09, 2018

                                            Chicago, IL

                                            CPD: N/A
                                            EA: N/A

                                              Event Name Credit Competencies
                                              Marketing & Distribution: A Day in the Life Webcast

                                              March 01, 2018

                                              CPD: 1.80
                                              EA: N/A

                                              • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
                                              US GAAP Basics – Traditional Life Webcast

                                              March 08, 2018

                                              CPD: 1.80
                                              EA: N/A

                                              • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                              Tax Reform Webcast: How Does It Affect the Life Insurance Industry?

                                              March 09, 2018

                                              CPD: 1.80
                                              EA: N/A

                                              • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                              US GAAP Basics – Universal Life Webcast

                                              March 14, 2018

                                              CPD: 1.80
                                              EA: N/A

                                              • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                              Engaging in the Journey of Value-Based Healthcare

                                              March 14, 2018

                                              CPD: 1.20
                                              EA: N/A

                                                Model Governance: Controls Plus Culture

                                                March 20, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.50
                                                EA: N/A

                                                • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                                From Technical Professional to Leader Webcast

                                                March 21, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.80
                                                EA: N/A

                                                • Leadership
                                                US GAAP Basics – Deferred Annuities Webcast

                                                March 22, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.80
                                                EA: N/A

                                                • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                                Analytical Decision-Making: How to Make Better Decisions in a World with Big Data Webcast

                                                March 26, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.50
                                                EA: N/A

                                                • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
                                                Artificial Intelligence for Actuaries Webcast

                                                March 29, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.50
                                                EA: N/A

                                                • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
                                                Healthcare Provider Organizations at Risk: The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

                                                April 24, 2018

                                                CPD: 1.80
                                                EA: N/A

                                                  Regulatory Resources on the Web: Now Be in the Know Webcast

                                                  April 25, 2018

                                                  CPD: 1.80
                                                  EA: N/A

                                                    Model Efficiency Webcast

                                                    June 12, 2018

                                                    CPD: 1.80
                                                    EA: N/A

                                                      Retirement Plan Design Trends Webcast

                                                      June 20, 2018

                                                      CPD: TBD
                                                      EA: TBD

                                                        The Future of Social Security in the U.S. and Canada Webcast

                                                        August 15, 2018

                                                        CPD: TBD
                                                        EA: TBD

                                                          A Crash Course in Fixed Income and Liability Hedging Webcast

                                                          October 31, 2018

                                                          CPD: TBD
                                                          EA: TBD

                                                            Pension ASOPs Webcast

                                                            November 28, 2018

                                                            CPD: TBD
                                                            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 Economics 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