Learn about the Drake Symposium on Insurance, the premier student actuarial conference hosted in Des Moines, Iowa on April 3-5, 2020.
What is it?
The Drake Symposium is a three-day event focused on developing future actuaries through stimulating discussions on current industry topics and networking events. Last year, nearly 150 students from 15 different universities attended the event!
Friday evening will consist of a networking event hosted by Sammons Financial Group where students will be able to network with both visiting students and professionals who will be at the conference.
On Saturday, students will attend breakout speaker sessions covering a wide variety of topics from the insurance industry. Students will also convene for keynote speakers at breakfast, lunch and dinner, sponsored by Coaching Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries, respectively.
Students will also have the chance to participate in the case competition, with $2,400 in prize money available for the top few teams! This will help hone both the participants analytical and presentation skills, further developing them for an actuarial role in the future.
Who is it for?
The Drake Symposium is geared towards any actuarial student looking to learn more about the industry and make invaluable connections. Students may see if their local actuarial club or Gamma Iota Sigma chapter have members to send, helping reduce costs. Students can also register individually. A hotel room block ($125/night) has been reserved at both the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel for April 3-5, available to book here.
What does it cost?
Registration to the Symposium costs $30 per person before February 26, and $35 per person until March 4.
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