Moderator and Presenter Information

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the 2013 ERM Symposium being held in Chicago, IL, April 22-24. Below is a compilation of the information and dates you need to know in order to prepare for the meeting.

Presentation Information & Guidelines

The moderator of each session is encouraged to arrange a conference call with all session speakers prior to the meeting. If you have not received a call from either the moderator or lead speaker of your session prior to the meeting, please notify Ryan Smith. The Society of Actuaries strongly urges all speakers to use presentation materials. There are many resources available on the SOA Web site to assist you in planning your presentation. Please visit the Professional Development Volunteer Resource Center to see all of the tools available to you.

There is an optional powerpoint template (template attached) for the 2013 ERM Symposium, however you may also use your company’s own template for your presentation.

Acknowledgement and ReleaseASAP
The SOA records all Panel Discussions, Lectures and Teaching Sessions. If you do NOT wish to have your session recorded, please notify Ryan Smith. Otherwise, all presenters must agree to the SOA’s Acknowledgement and Release.

Presentation UploadingDeadline March 23
If you do NOT intend to have a presentation or handouts for your session, please notify Ryan Smith at the SOA. We request that all presentations be submitted as original PowerPoint files. They will be converted to PDF files prior to being posted on the SOA website and also converted to an appropriate format for inclusion in the meeting app.


Moderator & Presenter Meeting RegistrationDeadline March 31
All moderators and presenters are required to register for the meeting. Discounted registration rates are available. If a hardcopy registration form is required, please contact Ryan Smith.

Hotel InformationDeadline March 29
All presenters are responsible for their own hotel arrangements, unless specifically advised otherwise. The 2013 ERM Symposium will take place at the Swissotel Chicago.

At Meeting Time
Upon arrival at the hotel, please pick up your registration materials and name badge at the Society of Actuaries’ Presenter Registration Desk. The registration desk will be open as follows:

Day Date Time
Monday April 22, 2013 7:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday April 23, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday April 24, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The exact room location of your session will be listed in the final program summary that will be provided when you pick up your registration packet at the Presenter Registration Desk.

Questions – Please contact Ryan Smith or by phone: 847.706.3008.