5th Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference

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Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 East 9th Street

Coralville, IA 52241

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Please join us September 29th and 30th, 2017 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, IA for the 5th Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference hosted by the University of Iowa's Actuarial Science Club. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about actuarial science as well as network with other students and industry professionals. Both the Conference and Meet the Sponsors events are free to attend.

Registration will start on Eventbrite on May 1st at 8:30 a.m. CST. Registration will close exactly 4 days before the start of the conference, on Tuesday, September 26rd at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Both events will take place at 300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241.

Please note: The event is in Coralville, which is next to Iowa City. When travelling to the conference center from I-80, the easiest exit to take is Exit 242 (1st Avenue).

Meet the Sponsors: Friday, September 29th, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Meet other actuarial students and our conference sponsors for a night of networking. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the event. Our sponsors include: The Society of Actuaries, The Casualty Actuarial Society, Principal, Transamerica, Allstate, Willis Towers Watson, Coaching Actuaries, Actex, and The Infinite Actuary.

5th Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come and join us for our annual one day conference! The conference is for college students who are studying or are interested in learning more about actuarial science, as well as high school students who are interested in exploring the field. More information on the conference is below. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Conference Itinerary:

8:30 to 9:00 - Breakfast

9:00 to 9:15 - Opening Speech

9:15 to 10:00 - Updates from the SOA and CAS

or Being an Actuary

10:15 to 11:30 - Industry Opportunities in Life, Health, Property & Casualty, and Reinsurance

11:30 to 12:45 - Lunch

12:45 to 1:30 - The Best Ways to Study for Exams

or Work Visa Options after Graduation/OPT Information Session

or Considering and Applying to Graduate Schools

or Actuarial Science Club Best Practices

1:45 to 2:45 - Interview Tips

3:00 to 3:45 - Workshop on Effective Communication

4:00 to 5:00 - "I Wish I Had Known"

PDF of full Conference Program to be added

Hotel Information:

There are 6 hotels besides the Coralville Marriott within walking distance (less than 1 mile). These hotels are:

  • Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton (0.3 miles)

  • Comfort Inn & Suites (0.4 miles)

  • Best Western Canterbury Inn & Suites (0.5 miles)

  • Super 8 (0.6 miles)

  • Baymont Inn & Suites (0.8 miles)

  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (0.8 miles)

There are also several other options that require driving. Some of these options include:

  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (3.6 miles)

  • AmericInn (3.8 miles)

  • Residence Inn by Marriott (3.9 miles)

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites (4.1 miles)

  • Comfort Suites (4.3 miles)

To see these hotels relative to the conference center click here.

Parking Information: Parking is $1 per hour, for the first 8 hours. After the first 8 hours parking is free for the remainder of the day.

WiFi Information: Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide WiFi to attendees.


Who may attend this event?

All college and high school students interested in exploring the field of actuarial science are encouraged to attend.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Feel free to email with questions regarding the event. Also, make sure to check this page, as it will be updated as details are confirmed.

What is the dress code for each event?

Both events are business casual or business professional. No jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.

Can I get a discount if I stay at the Marriott?

Yes! When booking a room, call and use the code "actuarial" and you will receive a discount rate. This promotion lasts until September 8th.

Am I able to attend with my son/daughter if they are in high school?

Unfortunately, parents are not able to attend the Meet the Sponsors event or the main conference. If you are interested in learning more about actuarial science, please contact Margie Ebert <> to see if she is available on September 29th for an information session.

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