Over 200 lectures by more than 250 speakers, up to 11 parallel lecture halls with a capacity from 60 to 750 participants, plenary and semi-plenary sessions with eminent guest speakers and presentations of best papers in various subject areas – in 2018, the international actuarial expertise will meet in Berlin. Get to know the 31st International Congress of Actuaries.

as of 24 April 2017

ICA 2018 – At a glance


Get a general overview of the ICA 2018 – You can find a first program schedule with information on the congress formats and the award sessions. Furthermore you can read about the special formats included at the ICA 2018, such as the Young Researcher Program, the Diversity Conference and the Virtual ICA 2018.


The ICA 2018 scientific program is structured along eight special-interest sections reflecting the structure of the IAA Sections: AFIR/ERM (Financial Risk & ERM), ASTIN (Non-Life), IAAHS (Health), IAALS (Life), PBSS (Pensions Benefits & Social Security), IACA (Consulting), Professionalism and Education. Get to know each section.

Call for Papers

Read the full Call for Papers including the topics of all program tracks and the submission requirements in this chapter.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please use the online submission tool. A submission is possible before 31 July 2017.

Awards and Prizes

A special highlight in the scientific program will be the Award Sessions. These sessions offer the ideal environment to present outstanding content to a large audience of actuarial professionals and renowned academics and scientists from all over the world. Read about the ICA 2018 Best Paper Awards and the IAA Sections Best Paper Awards.

Young Researchers Program

The scientific program of ICA 2018 will offer three formats that are particularly suitable for the active participation of academics at the beginning of their careers: the Innovation Platform, a Summer School, a Deep Dive and the Bursary Program.

Online Sessions

For the very first time in history and as an innovation of ICA 2018, the congress program will also include a variety of virtual formats on selected topics. Anyone who is interested but unable to participate in the ICA onsite will find a suitable alternative in the Virtual ICA 2018. Apart from live streaming participants can also join various Online Sessions.

Social Program

After the congress program hast finished, ICA 2018 delegates are invited to join different social events. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoon the participants can choose between several sightseeing tours through Berlin or the Limited Attendance Experiences. Additionally three evening events are included in the full week ticket.


The registration for the ICA 2018 will open on 1 December 2017. All speakers will receive a discount on the regular ticket fee for a full or a half week ticket. Registration includes admission to the scientific sessions as well as the social program.