Seminars, Workshops and Networking

We host a variety of one-day or part-day events to support the careers of our members. These events explore contemporary issues in actuarial practice and are often developed in response to a major Government initiative or research report.

These events take a variety of forms and offer members the opportunity to:

  • debate key issues for the profession;
  • gain knowledge and generate new ideas and thought leadership; and
  • network and exchange views with colleagues and peers.

The opportunity to meet new colleagues and renew contact with friends and members across the profession is a major benefit that arises from the 100+ events that are held each year. Our events provide members with valuable networking opportunities, from Insights sessions, Presidential dinners and the Young Actuaries Program to cultural evenings and other collaborative courses and programs.

Insights

Insights sessions are forums presented by members and other professionals. Key topics are identified from annual member surveys and Capability Assessment Tool results. Topics may include risk management, policy or standards development, industry trends and best practice. Insights may also feature visiting International experts, updates from the Institute Practice Committees or briefings on important regulatory issues. Regular Insights sessions include 'Actuaries Managing Risk', 'Super Policy Forums' and 'Leadership Forums'.

Insights sessions are generally held in Sydney or Melbourne at lunch or after work and registration is essential. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming Insights sessions or see Past Events for recordings, presentations and audio from previous Insight sessions.

Insights Networking – CFA Society of Sydney

In 2013, the CFA Society of Sydney and the Actuaries Institute partnered to produce an ongoing series of networking sessions for members working in investment.

Young Actuaries' Program

The Young Actuaries Program offers seminars, workshops and discussion forums to assist young members with their careers. Active committees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur provide interesting programs and networking opportunities for members who are still studying or recently qualified.

Check the Events Calendar for upcoming sessions or visit Past Events to access presentations from previous YAP events.

Dinners

Celebration and Networking Dinners (formerly Fellowship and Graduation Dinners) are held three times a year between Sydney and Melbourne and Presidential Dinners are held in a number of cities throughout the world. These events enable the President to apprise members of key issues and strategic initiatives and are a major part of the Institute's calendar.

Fellow, Associate or actuary designation certificates can be presented at all of these events, which also gives members the opportunity to celebrate their milestones with family, friends and colleagues.

In order to be eligible for a Certificate Presentation, members must have met all the requirements of their respective milestone, including formal approval by the Institute.

Business LuncheonS

In the April 2014 Actuaries magazine David Bell wrote in his CEO's Column about his keen interest in hearing and understanding members' views on what the Institute should be doing to best serve the membership. One of the ways he is doing this is through informal Business Luncheons with members. David brings many topics to the table, including important public policy issues and encourages members to do the same.

Research Colloquia

In response to member requests for more discussion and debate, the Research Council Committee has initiated a new series of events, Research Colloquia, which will focus on informed discussion and debate. Attendees are expected to have read the background documents, and be prepared to participate in the discussion.

Retired Actuaries Group Sydney (RAGS) and Group of Retired Actuaries in Melbourne (GRAM)

Established in 2007 by an enthusiastic group of retired actuaries in Sydney, the Retired Actuaries Group Sydney (RAGS) meets on the first Thursday of each month(excluding January) for a light lunch followed by a brief presentation and discussion on a topic of actuarial relevance. A short ‘paper' or briefing note is circulated to members one week prior to each event.

The Group of Retired Actuaries in Melbourne (GRAM) held it's first meeting in April 2013. GRAM meets four times a year, in alternative months to the Melbourne Actuaries Luncheon club. Read more about the establishment of GRAM in the March 2013 edition of Actuaries.

Actuaries eligible to attend RAGS or GRAM meetings will receive an invitation from the Institute a week prior. For further information, please email the Events Team.