2020 Spring Workshops

24 Mar 2020 - 12:50 pm - 7 pm

DePaul University 1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 CAA Workshops have been canceled. If you have already paid the registration fee, you will receive a refund. If you paid and have not been contacted about your refund, please reach out to contactus@chicagoactuarialassociation.org.

Keep washing your hands and reduce your time in large crowds if at all possible. More info can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html.



Registration, 8th Floor: 12:50 – 1:40 pm
Workshops, 8th Floor: 1:45 -5:15 pm
Reception, 11th Floor: 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Dinner, 11th Floor: 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Full Event Description:

The CAA workshops cover a variety of hot topics in each of the time slots. Use this opportunity to fulfill some of your continuing professional development requirements. You can earn up to 3.6 hours toward your annual AAA and SOA or EA CPD requirements while you meet and greet with other local actuaries face-to-face!

We welcome and encourage students and non-actuaries to attend our workshops because information covered is relevant to a wide range of work within the insurance and consulting industries. Please share this information with others who may be interested.

Elevators are accessed by entering through the Barnes and Noble at 1 East Jackson, near the southeast corner of Jackson and State. Registration, workshops, and all breaks will be on the 8th floor. Post-workshops reception and dinner will be 11th floor. All breaks will include coffee/tea service, soft drinks, and snacks.

Session Schedule:

Chicago Actuarial Association Session Track Session A – 1:45 PM Session B – 3:00 PM Session C – 4:15 PM
Life A1 – Profit Reporting under new US GAAP B1 – Statutory Regulatory Update C1 – VA Reform Updates
Retirement A2 – The Actuarial Assumption Landscape of Public Sector Pension Plans and Insolvencies in Public Sector Plans B2 – Consulting around Plan Termination Readiness C2 – The Olympics of Retirement Markets: Who Wins the Gold Medal?
Post-Retirement Risks: The Latest in SOA Research
Mortality A3 – How Reinsurers Use Client Data for Experience Studies B3 – SOA Mortality and Longevity Research C3 – Mortality Patterns at Advanced Ages
Health/LTC A4 – LTC Industry Challenges and Potential Solutions
Life/Health/P&C C4 – Big Data and the Future Actuary
Career A5 – The Actuarial Job Market



B5 – Future of the Actuarial Profession


C5 – Actuaries with Non-Typical Careers

C6 – Human Skills and Their Role in Future Success

General A6 – An Introduction to Patent Law
 Professionalism  Panel Discussion During Dinner

Immediately following the workshops, all are invited to a reception on the 11th floor at 5:15 pm. At 6:00 pm, dinner will commence for those who have chosen to stay. Dinner includes the following courses and entrée must be chosen at time of online registration.

  1. Salad: classic Caesar Salad with Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons, and Caesar Dressing
  2. Entrée: One of the following
    • Chicken: Herb-crusted Chicken Breast, with Parmesan Polenta, Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Garlic, and a Red Pepper Sauce
    • Fish: Halibut with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette, Basmati Rice with Saffron and Basil
    • Beef: Filet of Beef with Sherry Demi Glaze, Honey Whipped Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms
    • Vegetarian: Greek Lemon Polenta with Portabella Mushroom Ragout
  3. Dessert: Chocolate Layer Cake

Parking is available nearby; please visit the following websites for additional information on the nearest locations:

  1. https://www.iparkit.com/locations/adams-wabash-parking
  2. https://www.parkme.com/lot/80735/328-s-wabash-ave

Any questions, please email us at contactus@chicagoactuarialassociation.org .

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

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