The Symposium

April 3-5, 2020
Des Moines, IA

The Drake Symposium focuses on insurance and actuarial science. Hosted by the Chi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at Drake University, the event brings together students from across the country to engage the industry and further their education. Additionally, there is a case competition that provides students an opportunity to perform real, actuarial work and present to a panel of judges during the Symposium. The event is sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries, Coaching Actuaries, Sammons Financial Group, the American Academy of Actuaries, and is generously supported by the Drake University School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management.

Schedule of Events


Friday, April 3

Afternoon: Visiting Student Arrival

7:00 PM: Sammons Financial Group Opening Reception

Saturday, April 4

All Day: Case Competition Presentations

9:00 AM: Coaching Actuaries Breakfast

10:15 AM: Breakout Session 1

11:30 AM: Breakout Session 2

12:30 PM: CAS Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

2:00 PM: Speed Networking Session

2:45 PM: Breakout Session 3

5:00 PM: Health Equity Panel

5:45 PM: American Academy of Actuaries D&I Reception

6:30 PM: SOA Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Sunday, April 5

10:00 AM: Social Event

12:00 PM: Visiting Student Departure

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Des Moines, IA 50311

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