Life & Annuity Symposium


May 07 - 08, 2018


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

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Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Advancing Your Knowledge of the Product Development and Life Industry

The Life & Annuity Symposium is the world's most comprehensive event for actuaries in the life industry. If you’re a technical expert or business professional servicing life insurance products, this symposium was designed with you in mind. 

Numerous engaging educational sessions will be presented at this year’s symposium, including:

  • Principle-Based Reserves and Taxation
  • The Intersection of Insurance & Behavioral Finance
  • Deep Dive into U.S. Population Mortality and Structured Settlements
  • The Digital and Technological Revolution

In addition to revitalizing and strengthening you and your company’s knowledge of the life insurance industry, the 2018 SOA Life & Annuity Symposium features valuable networking opportunities with peers, colleagues, technical experts and friends—all in one place.

Sign up by April 6 and save $300 off the registration price! Visit to register. 


Caring for Feet of People on the Street– Sock Collection for Paul’s Place

Did you know that a warm pair of socks is the most sought-after item among the homeless population? The SOA wants to help by collecting new socks for a variety of homeless shelters during its upcoming major meetings.

Help those who are less fortunate when you attend the SOA Life & Annuity Symposium, May 7–8, in Baltimore. Bring new socks in any size (men's, women's and children's needed) for Paul's Place. Located in Baltimore, Paul's Place provides programs, services and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth. A collection bin will be available at the meeting during registration hours.





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.