The 2017 Annual Meeting marks The International Association of Black Actuaries' 25th year of existence! This year's conference will feature two and a half days of professional development sessions, an outreach event impacting Middle/High School students in the DC area, and opportunities to network with the best that the profession has to offer.

The Annual Meeting culminates with an Awards Reception. At this event, we recognize exam passers, scholarship recipients, newly credentialed actuaries, and those who have volunteered with our organization throughout the year.

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July 27 - 29, 2017 

Capital Hilton, Downtown DC - all events listed take place on site at the hotel

Registration Fees:

High school & college students $125 - 150
Members $200 - 350*
Non-members $275 - 400*

*See registration form for additional options.
*$75-150 price increase after July 1 for non-students.

Elite Sponsors:




Thursday, July 27th
9:00am - 3:30pm Corporate Advisory Council Meeting - invitation only
3:30pm - 6:30pm Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
4:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome Reception & Community Outreach Event
Friday, July 28th
8:00am - 2:00pm Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
8:00am - 8:30am Grab & Go Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am General Opening
9:00am - 10:15am Professional Development Sessions 
Predictive Analytics
Insurance Regulation
Employer Benefit Commitment Survey
10:30am - 11:45am Professional Development Sessions
Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing
P&C Industry Reserving
PBR - the current state of play
Enterprise Risk Management
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch with Guest Speaker
1:30pm - 3:30pm Career Networking Event
5:00pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception
Saturday, July 29th
8:00am - 10:00am Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
8:30am - 9:00am Grab & Go Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am General Session: Keynote Speaker/Panel
10:30am - 11:45am

Professional Development Sessions
The Actuary vs. The Data Scientist
Merger Cancellations in Healthcare
Behavioral Finance 
P&C Risk Transfer and Excess of Loss

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Business Session
1:15pm - 2:30pm Professional Development Sessions
Innovation – how can actuaries participate?
Consulting Skills
Professionalism (ASOPs)
5:00pm - 8:00pm Awards Reception


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Behavioral Finance
It is often assumed that people typically make rational, informed financial decisions. The field of behavioral finance attempts to explain why this is not necessarily the case, using a combination of cognitive psychology and conventional economics and finance.

Consulting Skills
What consulting entails - from working with clients, carriers, providers, and members.

Employer Benefit Commitment Survey
We just now have updated some interesting research on the employer commitment to benefits that tracks over many years in a number of ways how the employer spend for benefits has changed and shifted.  We could use this core research to touch on employee and employer attitudes toward benefits using several other surveys and studies.  All of this work draws heavily on actuarial expertise, both in retirement and healthcare.

Enterprise Risk Management
Every organization faces a myriad of risks. Enterprise risk management practices allow for the efficient management of these risks. How effective has ERM been over the years?

Failure is an Option - succeeding after failing

Innovation – how can actuaries participate?
The insurance landscape is changing and ‘innovation’ is now a strategic focus for many insurers across the insurance industry.  This presentation will explore concept of innovation as it pertains to the insurance industry and opportunities for actuaries to get involved and actively participate in this initiative.

Insurance Regulation
Each state has actuaries (either employees or consultants) who carry out various responsibilities:  (a) support rate and form filings;  (b)  review the solvency status of the companies domiciled in the state;  (c) work on several NAIC committees with other regulatory actuaries developing new regulations or updating/improving existing ones. 

Merger Cancellations in Healthcare
Monopolies and moving towards a single payer system - is this where healthcare is headed?

PBR - the current state of play
With the PBR Valuation Manual finally operative beginning this year, some companies are starting to value their individual life product reserves on a PBR basis while others are using the three-year transition period to continue preparing for PBR. This session will cover the current “state of play” regarding PBR readiness across the life insurance industry. Discussion will focus on key issues, challenges and questions companies face regarding PBR implementation including the impact of PBR on reserve levels, methodology and assumption considerations, modeling challenges and reporting considerations.

P&C Industry Reserving
Are there any emerging trends in reserving in the P&C insurance industry? 

P&C Risk Transfer and Excess of Loss
This session will explore the current insights into risk transfer testing criteria from an auditor’s perspective. In recent years, there are expanding views on methodology beyond the 10/10 rule to make these assessments. We will look at recent changes in the marketplace and trends in the structure of contracts and discuss the relevant documentation needed for such assessments.  We will also discuss what types of contracts may be reasonably self-evident for risk transfer.

Predictive Analytics
The area of predictive analytics continues to grow - the SOA recently added this subject to the ASA curriculum. What is predictive analytics and why is it important to actuaries?   

Professionalism (ASOPs)
The actuarial profession is a self-policing one. Actuarial Standards of Practice help in maintaining professionalism as actuaries deliver on their duties.

The Actuary vs. The Data Scientist




Coming Soon...


Thank you to our 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors - your commitment to our organization is inspiring. Click here to learn more.

Elite Sponsors:


Allianz - Preferred ($2,500)
American Academy of Actuaries - Premium ($5,000)
Aon - Elite ($7,500)
AXA - Basic ($1,000)
Casualty Actuarial Society - Preferred ($2,500)
Conduent - Preferred ($5,000)
CNA - Elite ($7,500)
Ernst & Young - Basic ($1,000)
Genworth - Premium ($5,000)
GRS Consulting - Basic ($1,000)
Guardian Life
 - Premium ($5,000)
The Hartford - Premium ($5,000)
John Hancock - Premium ($5,000)
Liberty Mutual - Elite ($7,500)
Lincoln Financial Group - Preferred ($2,500)


MassMutual - Premium ($5,000)
MetLife - Elite ($7,500)
Moody's Analytics - Basic ($1,000)
New York Life - Preferred ($2,500)
Northwestern Mutual - Premium ($5,000)
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. - Preferred ($2,500)
Progressive - Premium ($5,000)
Prudential - Elite ($7,500)
RGA Reinsurance - Premium ($5,000)
Scor - Elite ($7,500)
The Segal Group - Elite ($7,500)
Society of Actuaries - Elite ($7,500)
The Actuarial Foundation - Premium ($5,000)
Transamerica - Elite ($7,500)
Travelers - Preferred ($2,500)
Willis Towers Watson - Preferred ($2,500)



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Our special rate is $175/night.  Please book by July 5 to secure this reduced rate.


Directions to the Hotel
Capital Hilton is located two blocks north of the White House on 16th Street and K Street, in Northwest Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines). Capital Hilton is also less than one mile to the Washington Convention Center. The hotel offers valet parking only, however there are self-park garages nearby, which are not operated by the hotel.

Washington National Airport

Distance from Hotel:  5 mi.  Drive Time: 20 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 14.00 USD
Subway/Rail 2.50 USD
Taxi 20.00 USD 

Washington Dulles International Airport

Distance from Hotel:  25 mi. Drive Time:  45 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 25.00 USD
Super Shuttle 29.00 USD
Taxi 55.00 USD 

Baltimore/Washington International

Distance from Hotel:  30 mi.  Drive Time:  1 hr.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 40.00 USD
Subway/Rail 25.00 USD
Taxi 85.00 USD


For the past 25 years, the International Association of Black Actuaries has helped black students realize their dreams of becoming an actuary. We do this through scholarships, mentoring, leadership development and soft skills training. As a volunteer-based organization, we have hundreds of dedicated volunteers that are passionate about giving back and fostering the next generation of credentialed actuaries.

With just over 300 credentialed actuaries (less than 1% of the total actuarial population), our black actuarial community is small but motivated.


The International Association of Black Actuaries is a professional and student member organization whose mission is to contribute to an increase in the number of black actuaries and to influence the successful career development, civic growth and achievement of black actuaries.

Our vision is to be the world's leading actuarial organization dedicated to influencing diversity by developing and recognizing the achievement of black actuaries.

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