The 2016 Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Symposium Program Committee is soliciting presentations for the 2016 ERM Symposium. First held in 2003, the premier global conference on ERM will be held April 6-8, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. The conference begins on April 6, 2016 with three one-day limited attendance ERM Seminars, held concurrently, wherein topics are explored in depth over the course of a full day. The ERM Symposium begins with a reception on the evening of April 6, with general and concurrent sessions being held from the morning of April 7, 2016 through mid-afternoon April 8, 2016.
By bringing together ERM knowledge from a variety of industries, the ERM Symposium and Seminars aim to expand knowledge in this area and provide a discussion forum for a wide range of professionals, including risk management practitioners and senior managers in the insurance, energy, and financial sectors. The ERM Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and the Joint Risk Management Section in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Each of these organizations is extensively involved in the development of risk management, and the annual ERM Symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of these organizations and outside parties to gather and explore previously untapped synergies.
The ERM Symposium Program Committee is composed of volunteers drawn from wide range of risk activities and industry sectors, and includes members of the CAS, CIA, and the SOA and individual risk management experts. The Committee seeks proposals for concurrent session presentations, and will give preference to the following types of presentations. Other meritorious proposals will be considered. Particular emphasis will be given to presentations by practicing risk managers who support their arguments with practical examples.
The Committee strives to construct a rich program containing sophisticated technical content and that of a useful qualitative nature; addressing issues, applications and insights across a broad spectrum of industries and fostering cross-pollination and collaboration of ERM professionals without regard to industry, sector or geographic location.
Presentations that address the challenges of ERM during periods of increased volatility are particularly encouraged. The following is a list topics and/or potential presentations of greatest relevance to the Committee; it is not exhaustive. Other presentations of interest to ERM professionals will be considered.
Criteria for selection:
In addition to the above, the Committee solicits proposals for full- or half-day Seminars to be held on April 6, 2016. The Seminars allow for more in-depth coverage of specific subjects in ERM. The Seminars are each three- to six-hours long with additional refreshment and lunch breaks. The successful proposer will prepare a full or half-day program agenda that may be delivered individually or with a group of experienced ERM peers. There needs to be continuity in the complete Seminar program.
The Committee is interested in high value Seminar proposals that will deliver significant practical educational content to the attendees. The Committee recommends that the seminar content address a particular group of ERM practitioners, e.g. beginning, intermediate or advanced, or particular topics around a common theme, e.g. strengthening ERM within a company’s operations, emerging risks forecasting, expanding ERM into non-traditional areas; ERM in a particular sector, etc. (These are examples, not recommendations.)
The Seminars may also include pre-Seminar assignments and should include group exercises or other methods to engage the audience. The Seminar presenters must submit material in advance electronically to the CAS for distribution to Seminar participants. The presenters may in addition deliver material via a computer and LCD projector on the day of the Seminar or bring paper copies of the material.
Expected Seminar attendance will be 50 to 75 persons.
The successful proposer(s) of an ERM Seminar will be reimbursed for the costs of producing Seminar materials and for reasonable travel expenses. Requests for other reasonable remuneration will be considered. Proposers should include detailed cost estimates in their response to this call.
The presenters must adhere to the same requirements and deadlines imposed on all ERM Symposium presenters, in terms of working with Committee session coordinators, allowing review of material by session coordinators, and meeting material submission deadlines.
Please submit your proposed session title, description, presenter(s) and other requested information using the online submission form.
The Committee reserves the right not to accept any proposal if an acceptable proposal is not received.
The ERM Seminars and Symposium are sponsored by the following non-profit organizations: Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, and the Joint Risk Management Section in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.