Online Joint Section Colloquium 2021 - Call for abstracts

Four Sections of the International Actuarial Association - AFIR-ERM (Financial Risks and ERM), IAALS (Life Insurance), IACA (Consulting) PBSS (Pensions, Benefits and Social Security), invite you to a joint virtual Colloquium which will take place online between 11-15 October 2021. The Colloquium will be open at no charge to current or newly joining members of a sponsoring section. Each day, a one-hour presentation will be given by a keynote speaker, or a panel discussion is planned along with 2-3 hours concurrent sessions with contributed talks. The general theme of the Colloquium is "Post pandemic actuary: what we have learnt"

AFIR-ERM, IAALS, IACA, and PBSS encourage actuarial academics, experts, and professionals to submit their abstracts. We are particularly interested in the following topics:

• Impact of the COVID pandemic on insurance, occupational pensions, and social security sectors and on consulting on these topics
• Risk management and/or measures responding to social demands during the COVID pandemic
• New models of mortality, fertility, pandemics, and longevity
• Pandemics and mortality: lessons for the future for the insurance, occupational pensions, and social security sectors
• Risk management, product design, and consulting changes brought on by pandemic
• Consulting lessons learned from the pandemic to manage better future crises
• New areas of consulting actuarial practice

In addition to the topics related to the COVID pandemic, we are open to all presentations in actuarial science and practice, including:

• Valuation and hedging methods and models
• Asset allocation or any other investment management strategies 
• Risk sharing in insurance and occupational pensions
• Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues  
• Innovation and technology
• Managing a consulting business in the face of a global crisis
• Emerging risks and new challenges in pricing, benefit design, consulting, and risk management
• Actuarial data science: new models and applications of new techniques
• How actuaries can advise individuals

Submission process:

• The authors shall complete our online Abstract Submission form by 1st August 2021
• Submissions of the abstracts and the presentations during the Colloquium should be in English
• Abstracts should be around 200 words long
• All submissions should be sent using the online submission form



•  August 1st- Submission deadline for presentation abstracts
•  September 1st - Presentation acceptance by the Scientific Committee and confirmation sent to the author(s)
•  September 15th - Publication of the conference program
•  October 1st - Submission of the presentation documents of the presentations accepted


The author(s) of an accepted and presented paper will be eligible to be considered for Best Paper Award(s) to be assigned by the Scientific Committee. To be eligible for the Best Paper Award(s), the author(s) must submit a full paper in English by September 15th . Please note that, in any way, those presentations without a full paper submission are not eligible for a Best Paper Award. 

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