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From 18 to 23 April 2017 the IAA delegates met in Budapest for their half-yearly Council and Committee Meetings. ICA 2018 was also represented with a booth. Delegates had the chance to take part in various entertaining campaigns.
In the quiz game “Who’s gonna be an ICA millionaire” delegates were challenged to answer six actuarial questions. The winners not only received 1,000,000 ICA but also supported the community project “Actuaries For Actuaries” to fund extra scholarships for the ICA 2018. Gayane Arsenyan from Armenia was the first ICA Millionaire in Budapest. The German Actuarial Association sponsored this quiz.
Furthermore, actuaries could also take pictures for the prize draw “I am 100,000”. Among all entries received by 28 February 2018, one actuary will be honored as the 100,00th actuary and will receive a free congress ticket for the ICA 2018. You can see the photos in our gallery.
We would like to thank all delegates for visiting the ICA 2018 booth and taking part in our campaigns.
If you like cars, this is a must– originally used as a tram depot, the Classic Remise in Berlin reopened in 2003 as one of the first classic car centers of its kind worldwide. It exhibits various vintage cars and collectors’ items and serves as a garage and dealer for these old vehicles. Car enthusiasts can also visit several boutiques specializing in model cars, accessories, clothing or even spare parts. This limited attendance experience takes you on an automotive journey through the world of vintage cars.
ICA 2018 is on the road again: From 26 to 28 April 2017 the ICA 2018 team will visit the DAV Annual Meeting in Berlin. In line with the general topic of the congress, “Demographic change”, the participants can try the ICA 2018 ageing tool to see what they will look like in 30, 40 or 50 years time.
During the evening event all particpiants can take part in the film quiz “GoldenI(CA)”. With each correct answer participants support the charity campaign “Actuaries For Actuaries” to finance extra scholarships for actuaries from emerging countries or smaller actuarial associations.
We thank our Silver Partner, Debeka, for sponsoring the morphing software and the ICA 2018 quiz Game “GoldenI(CA)”.
As part of the 1st Announcement, the Call for Papers for the ICA 2018 has just been published. The scientific program will include up to 11 parallel sessions with about 100 slots for the presentation of submitted papers.
Actuaries, scientists and practitioners from around the world are encouraged to participate in shaping the program by sumbitting relevant, leading-edge ideas, research results and insights that will expand and grow the current body of actuarial knowledge. All information and the detailed abstracts submission requirement can be found in the Call for Papers.
Apart from the Call for Papers the 1st Announcement also includes information on
- the congress formats,
- the lists of congress topics for all sections,
- the award sessions,
- the Young Researcher Program,
- the Online Sessions,
- the social program and the
After the successful introduction during the DAV Autumn Meeting, the Annual Meeting will again offer the virtual formats of VICA 2018. This time, interested candidates will be able to follow most of the presentations in Berlin live via internet. The main programs of the following sections will be streamed online:
- Actuarial Data Science
- AFIR /ERM
- DGVFM Scientific Day
Furthermore, the national ASTIN section program will again feature an online session, this time Prof. Alois Gisler, ETH Zurich, will offer a session on “Chain-ladder reserve uncertainties revisited”. More information on the DAV Annual Meeting can be found on www.aktuarkongress.net.
Go on a journey from the very beginnings of communication to the present day – from pneumatic tube transport to the first telephone to the modern mobile or cell phone nowadays. In the second edition of our new series we want to introduce the limited attendance experience in the Museum for Communication.
In the latest issue you can find news on the limited attendance experiences as well as updates on the social program. Find out what you can expect from the Highlights tour on Tuesday and Thursday.
And not least it’s your turn again: Vote for the best ICA 2018 slogan which will be used for the branding of the next “Actuaries For Actuaries” merchandise mug.
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At the last Spring Meeting of the German Actuarial Association in April 2016 we launched our first merchandise mug in favor of the charity campaign “Actuaries For Actuaries”. For our next mug we have asked you to send us your ideas for slogans.
Now it’s your turn again: Vote for the best slogan!
We will announce your favorite slogan in our next newsletter and will use it for the branding of our next ICA 2018 mug which will be available at the ICA 2018-booths at the next events we are visiting.
In our new series we want to introduce the seven locations and the program of the limited attendance experiences available at the ICA 2018. The first issue features the Ottobock Science Center, located at the Potsdamer Platz.
The Science Center Berlin represents the medtech company Ottobock in the capital city. At first glance, the modern architecture of the building – also known as the “muscle house” – catches the visitor’s attention. Approximately 100,000 people visit the Science Center every year. Continue reading