19 May 2014
Recordings for the individual sessions are now available from the ICA 2014. Please visit the University of CAS to listen to and download the recordings. Recordings are free to individuals who attended ICA 2014.
15 April 2014
ICA 2014 Scientific Committee chairperson, Roger Hayne, announced at the Friday, April 4 plenary session of the 30th International Congress of Actuaries that the following papers had been recognized as the best papers in their particular tracks.
Over 225 distinct papers and presentations were delivered in close to 100 parallel sessions throughout the five days of the Congress in these seven tracks: Life; Pensions, Employee Benefits Social Security; Professionalism and Education; Financial and Enterprise Risk; Consulting; Health; and Non-Life. Each paper was awarded a USD $1,000 prize. The ICA 2014 Scientific Committee thanks the following IAA Sections for their financial contributions to the prizes: AFIR/ERM and PBSS.
The winners are:
- a. Marcus Christiansen and Andreas Niemeyer, “Forward Transition Rates in Multi-state Models”
b. Matthias Fahrenwaldt, “Sensitivity of Life Insurance Reserves via Markov Semigroups”
- Pensions, Benefits Social Security
- a. Kudzai Chigiji, Johann Songhe, Krishen Sukdev, Natalie van Zyl, Fatima Badat; “The Evolution and Future of Social Security in Africa: An Actuarial Perspective”
b. Matthias Boerger, “Coherent Projections of Age, Period, and Cohort Dependent Mortality Improvements”
c. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, “How Accurately does 70% Final Earnings Replacement Measure Retirement Income (In)Adequacy?”
- Professionalism and Education
- a. Robert Brown, “The Power of the Collective; The Death of the Collective”
b. Eduardo Melinsky, “Perspectives of Social Security in Latin America and the Role of The Actuary”
- Financial and Enterprise Risk
- a. Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Group (TAG), “Risk Appetite Revisited”
b. Darja Stepchenko, “Operational Risk Effect on Insurance Market's Activity”
c. Paul van Loon, “Towards Quantifying Liquidity Premia on Corporate Bonds”
- a. Robin Penfold, “Evaluating an Investment Manager in an Uncertain World”
b. Liaw Huang of The Terry Group, “Communicating Longevity”
- a. Lee Sarkin and Rory Leisegang, “Insurability and Survival of Lives Living with HIV and Other Chronic Disease”
b. Shivani Ramjee, “An Actuarial Perspective on Healthcare Expenditure in the Last Year of Life”
- a. (1st) Daniel Bauer and George Zanjani, “The Marginal Cost of Risk in a Multi-Period Risk Model”
b. (2nd) Mona Salah Ahmed Hammad, “A Primer in Multilevel Modeling for Actuarial Applications”
14 April 2014
Photos and video taken during ICA 2014 have been uploaded to Flickr!
Photos and video from ICA 2014 events have been uploaded, including the Welcome Reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Open Ceremony with a performance by the Howard University Marching Band, various sessions, the exhibit hall (Town Square) including the Data Wall, the Gala Dinner, the Closing Ceremony featuring a Dixieland Band, and much more.
To view the photos and find out how to upload your own please visit the photo gallery.
Photos were also uploaded to the facebook page throughout the week of ICA 2014.
24 March 2014
Thank you for registering for ICA 2014!
We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C., and to ICA 2014.
Please take the time to read this email in its entirety. It contains important information and reminders for ICA 2014 delegates.
ICA 2014 Mobile App
Download the free ICA 2014 app to your smartphone or tablet to have all of the details about the Congress at your fingertips. Access the schedule, the most current version of the list of attendees, maps of the hotel property and meeting space, and more! Search ICA 2014 in the app store or see the ICA 2014 website for more details.
The venue for ICA 2014 is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008 USA
Washington D.C. offers a wide variety of ground transportation options once you have landed. See the transportation webpage on the ICA 2014 website for details. Additional information about traveling to Washington, D.C. is available throughout the Travel and Hotel section of the website.
Please visit the ICA 2014 registration desk when you arrive to pick up your name badge and other Congress materials. The registration desk is located in Convention Registration 1 and 2 on the lobby level of the hotel. It will be open at the following times:
- Sunday, 30 March, 14:00—19:30
Monday, 31 March, 7:30—17:00
Tuesday, 1 April, 7:30—13:00
Wednesday, 2 April, 7:00—17:30
Thursday, 3 April, 7:30—13:00
Friday, 4 April, 7:00—12:30
ICA 2014 Schedule
Familiarize yourself with the schedule for ICA 2014 by reviewing the Congress program on the ICA 2014 website or in the mobile app.
Papers and Presentations
Papers and presentations for parallel sessions and poster presentations are available in the Detailed Session Schedule. Participants are invited to find the papers and presentations that interest them, and print personal copies if necessary. Printed copies will not be provided at ICA 2014.
If you have not already done so, register today for the included and optional tours and activities so that you take advantage of everything that ICA 2014 has to offer. The Congress week includes open afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday to allow attendees to socialize while exploring cultural and historical sites around Washington, D.C. For registered delegates and registered accompanying persons, most of the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon activities are provided at no extra charge. For details and to register, visit the ICA 2014 website:
- Tuesday/Thursday Included Tours
- Optional Tours
- Limited Attendance Workshops & Educational Field Trip
The list of delegates attending ICA 2014 is available on the ICA 2014 website and within the ICA 2014 mobile app. The attendee listing in the meeting app allows you to sort the list on multiple criteria, including last name, company name, country, and registration type. The filter allows you to display only registrants based on their country or registration category.
The dress code in Washington, D.C. is mainly casual and smart casual, except in some restaurants and clubs that require more formal attire. At ICA 2014, business casual attire is suggested for the meeting sessions and the Sunday evening Welcome Reception. It is best to wear layered clothing as meeting rooms tend to fluctuate in temperature. Please dress in business attire for the Thursday evening Gala Dinner. Casual attire is appropriate for the various ICA 2014 tours, with a respectful degree of cover requested for any visits to churches, memorials, cemeteries, and other similar formal public spaces. Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for all of the tours.
Follow the official ICA Twitter page @ICA2014 and use the hashtag #ICA2014 to connect with colleagues, follow discussions from sessions, and ask questions.
20 March 2014
Download the free ICA 2014 app to your smartphone or tablet and make the most of your time while you're with us at the meeting. Get real-time schedule and speaker updates, the most current version of the list of attendees, maps of the hotel property and meeting space, and more! You can also follow the ICA 2014 Twitter feed and join the conversation.
Download the App
- iPhone and iPad users — search "ICA 2014" on the Apple App Store.
- Android users — search "ICA 2014" on the Google Play Store.
- Blackberry, Windows, others — go to this address on your smart phones (omit www): https://ica2014.gatherdigital.com
Features of the Mobile App
Setup Your Account
To enable your account, open the app, go to [More] and then [My Account] to establish a password. Please use the email that you used to register for the conference.
Create a Profile
You may create a profile of yourself that other event attendees can view. You may enter your information into the app and upload a photo of yourself for the app by going to the app's mobile web address, https://ica2014.gatherdigital.com, on your computer. Click [More] on the navigation bar at the top, click [My Account] and log in using the same email and password that you used to establish your account.
Attendee to Attendee Messaging
Once your account is set up, one of the features of the mobile app is that you and other attendees will have the option to send messages to each other through the app. It's a great way to network with fellow attendees up to and during the event. To message another attendee, they must have also setup their own account in the app.
Follow ICA 2014 on Twitter
Follow the official ICA Twitter page @ICA2014 and Use the Hashtag #ICA2014 to connect with colleagues, follow discussions from sessions, and ask questions.
19 March 2014
The ICA 2014 list of attendees is now available online. The list includes all attendees and registered guests who registered by 18 March 2014.
Pre-registration for ICA 2014 is now closed. Please register onsite at Washington Marriott Wardman Park beginning at 14:00 Sunday 30 March 2014.
10 March 2014
ICA 2014 to Offer Expert Insights on Challenges Facing Retirement, Health, Insurance, and Other Financial Systems
Attn: ASSIGNMENT EDITOR
30th International Congress of Actuaries to Offer Expert Insights on Challenges Facing Retirement, Health, Insurance, and Other Financial Systems
What: 30th International Congress of Actuaries: “Learn, Interact, Grow”
www.ica2014.org / #ICA2014
This quadrennial meeting of the International Actuarial Association, attended by actuaries from all disciplines and from around the world, includes more than 100 education sessions. Topics range from the demographic, financial and policy challenges facing public and private retirement and health systems, to efforts to measure and mitigate risks of extreme weather and financial uncertainty.
For a complete list of topics and speakers, visit ica2014.org/congressprogram/.
When: March 30-April 4, 2014
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States of America
The Congress offers credentialed journalists a complimentary registration to education sessions and exhibit hall functions (not including field trips and limited-attendance workshops). Pre-register by contacting David Mendes at 202.384.2075 or email@example.com.
Interviews: For assistance setting up on-site interviews, contact David Mendes at 202.384.2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews with audio or video recording devices are not permitted in the exhibit hall.
The 30th International Congress of Actuaries is hosted and organized by the five actuarial associations in the United States: the American Academy of Actuaries; the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries; the Casualty Actuarial Society; the Conference of Consulting Actuaries; and the Society of Actuaries.
26 February 2014
Ensure your ICA 2014 experience in Washington, D.C. is a memorable one – register today for the included and optional tours and activities so that you take advantage of everything that ICA 2014 has to offer.
As a complement to the extensive continuing education program, ICA 2014 promises an enjoyable social program for delegates and registered accompanying guests. The Congress week includes open afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday to allow attendees to socialize while exploring cultural and historical sites around Washington, D.C. For registered delegates and registered accompanying persons, most of the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon activities are provided at no extra charge. In addition, various optional tours are available throughout the week for those with free time.
Please note that most tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. At the present time, many of the tours have not reached this minimum and are in danger of being cancelled if the minimum is not met by February 28, 2014.
Several delegates have inquired about waiting until they are on-site in Washington, D.C. to register for tours. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT wait, because:
- Your desired tours may have been cancelled due to low registrations
- You will have lowest priority on the wait list for any sold-out tours (two have sold out already)
- You will have to choose from the tours that have leftover seats, which may not be your preferred tours. Register today!
For details on tours and to register, visit the ICA 2014 website:
The deadline for registering for tours is February 28, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Jerry Jeffries at email@example.com.
25 February 2014
We encourage you to make your hotel reservations at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park promptly, as reservations in the ICA 2014 room block must be made by 1 March 2014, and hotel rooms in Washington, D.C. will be in high demand during cherry blossom season.
See the ICA 2014 accommodations webpage for details on making hotel reservations. If you already made your hotel reservation at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, we thank you!
Please note the following about reserving your hotel room:
- No payment is due at the time of making your reservation. If you find that you need to modify (or even cancel) your reservation later, you may do so prior to check-in by calling the hotel directly. The reservation process will require your credit card, but you will not be charged until you check out of the hotel. Thus, there is no downside to reserving now, and there is a significant benefit to you and to us of having this part of your travel plans in place.
- Due to the number of delegates reserving rooms on the weekends (particularly on the Friday nights immediately before and after ICA 2014), we have filled our contractual room block for some of these weekend nights. Currently rooms are actually STILL AVAILABLE on the weekend nights before the Congress. While the hotel may still have rooms available, if even one night of your stay is outside of our room block, or over a single night that is nearly full, the online system may show rooms as unavailable to reserve. If you experience any issues while making your hotel reservation or have questions regarding accommodations, contact Ömür Tütüncü, Group Housing Coordinator, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at Ömür.Tütüncü@marriott.com, and please be sure to include your arrival and departure dates.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICA 2014 Secretariat
11 February 2014
Now is the time to complete the separate registration process for the included tours and activities, as well as for optional tours.
As a complement to the extensive continuing education offerings of the delegate program, ICA 2014 promises an enjoyable social program for you and registered accompanying guests. In addition to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, the Congress week includes open afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday to allow you and registered guests to enjoy all that the Washington, D.C. region has to offer, and to interact with other attendees in a more informal environment. Organized tours, as well as limited attendance workshops and field trips, will help you make the most of these afternoons, at no extra cost to you.
Have you decided how you wish to spend your Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoon? The ICA 2014 website includes a description of the tours and activities that are available to you. There is no extra fee to registered delegates and registered guests for participation in the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon tours during the ICA 2014 period for which you are registered. (Supplemental fees apply to the sports activities, as indicated on the website.) As an alternative to tours, registered Delegates only may choose to participate in a Limited Attendance Workshop or Educational Field Trip, also at no extra fee. Details on registering for the workshops and field trips will be announced at a later date, and Delegates will be permitted to change from a tour to a Limited Attendance event at that time without penalty.
For now, if you are planning to participate in one of the organized tours scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, we encourage you to sign-up for the tour of your choice today. Most tours have a limit on the number of participants, so do not delay in selecting your tour(s) so that you may participate in your first choice.
Your family members or guests also are invited to participate in the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon tours and activities. These tours are included at no extra cost if you register your guests for ICA 2014 as Accompanying Persons. We recommend this option, as the Accompanying Persons registration also includes evening dining/social events, breakfast each day, and other benefits. Alternatively, you may purchase your guests’ tours on an a la carte basis.
Be sure also to check out the optional tours that are available throughout the week. You can purchase one or more of these optional tours for yourself and/or your guests at the same time as you are selecting your Tuesday/Thursday afternoon tours. Some of the optional tours, such as the early morning photography tour, are quite compatible with also attending a full schedule of continuing education sessions.
All of the details on tours, fees where applicable, and tour registration procedures are available on the ICA 2014 website. The deadline for registering for tours is February 28, 2014.
If you have not yet registered your guests for the ICA 2014 Accompanying Persons package, please visit the conference registration website to do so, and then separately register them for their selected tours.
While visiting the ICA 2014 website to register for your tour(s), please be sure to review the abundance of new information that has recently been announced about the Congress, including the detailed schedule of parallel sessions.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.