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Sunday, Oct. 15
4:00–7:00 p.m.
Registration is open for all meeting attendees.
4:00–7:00 p.m.
The exhibit hall is open for all meeting attendees.
6:30–8:00 p.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future Section; Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section; Technology Section

Presenter(s): Pam Victor

Is there a voice inside your mind that sometimes tells you that you're not good enough? It might also give you other negative messages like, "That idea is stupid." "Don't say that because people will think you're an idiot." "Who are you to think you can do that?" "What if you embarrass yourself?" "What if nobody likes it?" Pam Victor calls that voice the Evil Mind Meanie-her internal voice is named "Calvin"-and it's the internal voice of unhelpful judgment. Calvin-or whatever name you call your Evil Mind Meanie-is constantly in our heads, telling us that we're doing it wrong...or you're doing it wrong...or they're all doing it wrong...and a whole buffet full of other negative messages that get in our way and keep us from tapping into our most creative selves. It keeps us from progressing joyfully and "easefully" in our school and personal lives. During this interactive talk experience, professional improv comedian, author and teacher Pam Victor teaches how to identify Calvin's voice, how to thank it for trying to protect us, and provides five helpful ways to get Calvin to please shut up. Because the most important thing to remember is that Calvin is a 100 percent liar, liar pants-on-fire. Those unhelpful judgments Calvin tells us are beliefs, not facts.

So ask yourself this: "How much better would your life be if you stopped listening to Calvin?"

Pam Victor is the founder and Head of Happiness of Happier Valley Comedy. As well as being a professional improviser, Pam is a consultant who uses improvisation exercises to facilitate powerful personal and professional growth in the THROUGH LAUGHTER program. Pam is the author of Baj and the Word Launcher: A Space-Aged Asperger Adventure in Communication and, along with legendary improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, co-author of Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book. You can check her out at .

This event is open to all meeting attendees. There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 per person for Actuary of the Future Section, Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section and Technology Section members and $40 for all others. Please include the additional fee with your registration.

Session Coordinator(s): Beth Bernardi




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.