The ASNA Convention held in Toronto this year was deemed a success. Over 300 attendees and 22 sponsors from both Canada and the US gathered together for a fun and informative weekend. Overall there was a very positive impression of the convention from the perspective of the attendees and sponsors.
Several new events were organized this year. There were on the spot interviews with sponsoring companies, career discovery dinner with the SOA president and the CAS VP. In addition there was also a mingling party where students interacted with actuarial professionals from Mercer Consulting.
We would like to thank our sponsors without whom the convention would not have been possible. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. A special thanks to our Diamond Sponsors: Canada Life, Manulife Financial, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Towers Perrin; our Gold Sponsors: Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Desjardins, Sun Life Financial, the Co-operators; our Silver Sponsors: AEGON, Buck Consultants, Casualty Actuarial Society, D.W. Simpson, ING Canada Inc, GGY, Hewitt Associates; our Bronze Sponsors: Cigna, Foresters, Munich Re, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Watson Wyatt Worldwide; and our Partners: Actuarial Careers, Normandin Beaudry.
We hope to emulate the success of the aforementioned convention in 2009. We look forward to seeing you all in Winnipeg.
ASNA Convention Committee 2008
*NEW* Picture Booklet *NEW*
Update on SOA's Basic Education Redesign and CPD Requirement by Bruce Schobel
Un actuaire dans le monde de l’IARD by Geneviève Gagnon
Successful Interviewing by Bryan Duffy & Tom Munar
Attracting and Engaging Talent by Erica Bodi
Attracting and Engaging Talent (French) by Patrick Corbin
Rethinking Actuarial Practice by Mike Hale