Call For Content

Submit Your Content Proposal

Submission Period: July 1 – August 31, 2024

Share your industry knowledge and expertise by submitting a session proposal for IASA Xchange 2025 being held in St. Louis, June 8–10, 2025. Presenting a session provides an opportunity to be seen as a thought leader and collaborate with others all while contributing to the industry.

Our annual Xchange conference offers 35 educational sessions, many offering CPE credits, and is coupled with an exhibition tradeshow. This is the only event of its kind for our unique segment of the insurance industry, and it has historically drawn more than 500 attendees each year.

Before You Submit!

We will need the following information: 

  • Session Title 
  • Description 
  • Track
  • Format Type 
  • Three Learning Objectives 
  • Name, Title, Organization, Email, and Bio for each speaker* 

*Proposals require one confirmed speaker to be considered. 

Submission Period: July 1 – August 31, 2024

FAQ

Key Dates

  • Submissions Open: July 1 – August 31, 2024 
  • Decision Deadline: October 23, 2024 
  • Speaker Details Due: November 15, 2024 
  • Additional Speakers Due: December 15, 2024 
  • Session Cancellation Deadline: May 2, 2025
    (date where incomplete speakers, registration, reservations, and agreements will result in cancelation)
     
  • Presentation Slides Due: May 5, 2025 

What is IASA?

IASA, a 501(c)(3), has served as the trusted source of knowledge and innovation that guides the community of insurance professionals in the fields of accounting, finance, systems, and technology for almost 100 years. Learn more about IASA here.

What type of content is IASA looking for?

IASA is looking for relevant and creative presentations that cover topics in insurance: Accounting & Finance (A&F), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Technology (TECH), Executive Education (EXEC), and Professional Development (PD) – includes communication, leadership, Women in Leadership, and DEI. 

Here are a few Hot Topics provided by our committees. 

Accounting & Finance

  • NAIC
  • Tax
  • Bond
  • Economist (Election Year)
  • GAAP
  • Reinsurance Forecasting
  • Cybersecurity

Professional Development:

  • Recruiting and transitioning of those retiring within the insurance industry.
  • How to attract the new generation of technological needs for people.
  • How to implement AI and maintain data security.
  • Essential Skills and the evolving workplace of young new hires desiring to be in office.
  • Work-Life Balance.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • AI – Why human skills still matter.
  • How to manage three generations in the workforce at once.
  • How to create successful training/succession with a small team.

ERM:

  • NAIC Bulletin: Insurers developing AI programs, Data scrubbing and adverse outcomes
  • Third-Party Use of AI: Understanding how a partner’s use of AI impacts their underwriting decisions and claims processes.
  • Talent shift from hiring and retention to culture and engagement.
  • Cybersecurity
  • Geopolitical Risk, and Third Party

TECH:

  • Implementing AI in a specific insurance problem or struggle.
  • Using AI for Loss Mitigation.
  • How to customize your own GPT to analyze data.
  • Social Media Influences: impact on industry perception, how policy holders see us, potential attacks, and election.
  • Cyber Resilience (Workshop)
  • Social Inflation and how the landscape is changing.

EXEC:

  • Economic Update
  • New political environment and its effect on insurance companies.
  • AI
  • Climate, climate-related losses, and insurance costs.
  • Cyber risk and cyber insurance
  • Social inflation and the cost of social inflation in the market.
  • Ethics

Why should I submit a proposal?

YOU are in the driver’s seat! The content offered at our annual conference is largely based on proposals like yours. Your proposal can include yourself as the presenter, or another speaker.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and sharing your subject matter expertise for the good of the insurance community.  

How many proposals can I submit?

There is no limit to how many proposals you can submit, as long as the content is current and relative to the insurance industry. 

What information do I need to prepare before submitting?

We will need the following information:

  • Session Title 
  • Description 
  • Track
  • Format Type 
  • Three Learning Objectives 
  • Name, Title, Organization, Email, and Bio for each speaker*

*At least one speaker must be confirmed, proposals without at least one confirmed speaker will NOT be considered. Each speaker will be required to complete a speaker agreement before the early registration deadline.

Additional details needed:

  • Session Format: # Expected Speakers, Duration, and Discussion Format 
    • Interactive Presentation (Up to 2 speakers, single topic w/Q&A or Polls 60-75 min, 1-1.5 CPE Credit)
    • Panel Discussion (Up to 3 speakers, moderator facilitated, 75 minutes, 1.5 CPE Credit)
    • Workshop (1+ facilitators, collaborative learning/case studies/group discussions, 1 CPE Credit)
  • Track: A&F, ERM, PD, TECH, EXEC 
  • Knowledge Level (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    • If Intermediate or Advanced: Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation (required) 
  • Field of Study from NASBA approved list 

How do I create learning objectives?

When writing learning objections start with the phrase, “At the convulsion of this activity, participants should be able to,” and then state what participants will be able to do. Specific and measurable action verbs are required to qualify for CPE credit. Some examples include Define, Determine, Differentiate, Discriminate, Distinguish, Identify, Indicate, Interpret, Recall, and Recognize. Avoid vague verbs such as learn, understand, and know.

Example:  “At the conclusion of this session, the learner will be able to list the three-level hierarchy involved in estimating fair values.”

Are speaker expenses reimbursed?

IASA is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers to dedicate their time and expertise. Presenters are not compensated or reimbursed for travel expenses. A discount on registration will be offered. 

Can I submit a session for virtual presentation?

All selected sessions will be presented in-person at the conference. If you would prefer to present virtually, webinar submissions can be submitted by emailing [email protected].

How are sessions selected and when will I be notified?

Sessions are graded by program committees and subject matter experts and selected by program leadership. To ensure a wide range of topics and formats, IASA maintains full control over final selections. Submitters will be notified in late October 2024.

Submission of abstracts to this site are understood to be on a voluntary basis with no expectation of fee for service. Please be sure you have all required content ready for submission prior to beginning the process. Proposals accepted for sessions must comply with all presentation materials required to meet CPE credit.

 

IASA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website https:/www.nasbaregistry.org.

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour.  Credits awarded are based on actual program length.

 

CPE Policies: Download a complete listing of Continuing Professional Education Policies.