July 01, 2013 11:15 ET

IASA Opens Call for Papers Process for 2014 Annual Educational Conference Sessions

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Each year, IASA asks members, associate members and insurance industry experts to contribute ideas and expertise to the program for the association's Annual Educational Conference via a Call for Papers process open officially this year on the IASA website as of July 1, 2013. 

Through the Call for Papers process, the association will accept submissions to be evaluated for possible inclusion in the educational offerings at the 2014 IASA Annual Educational Conference & Business Show which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 8-11. Interested parties are encouraged to submit potential topics and suggested speakers in three main program areas: Accounting, Risk Management & Finance (A.R.F.), Technology (TECH) and Career Skills Development (C.S.D.). 

IASA's educational programs all include topics for which submission is suggested. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • A.R.F.:
    • Regulatory Reporting & Updates
    • Operations
    • Audit & Examinations
    • Investments
    • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
    • Tax & Legislative
    • Reinsurance
  • C.S.D.:
    • Developing Networking Skills
    • Maintaining Work/Life Balance
    • Team Building
    • Developing Leadership Skills
  • TECH:
    • Core Administration (Policy, Billing & Claims)
    • Big Data & Analytics
    • Data Security & Risk Management
    • Content Management/Workflow
    • Modernization Strategies
    • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
    • Emerging Technologies (Including Cloud, e-Signatures, etc.)

For submission purposes, it is important to note that this annual event attracts more than 2,500 insurance accounting, technology, operations and financial services professionals for the express purpose of enhancing industry knowledge by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. To this end, the goal for session submissions, and ultimately for educational presentations at the IASA Annual Conference, should be to provide attendees an opportunity to learn from real-world case studies and examples presented by leaders of insurance and financial services companies. 

Submissions must include participation from insurance company professionals, as well as the following details, to be considered for inclusion in the 2014 program:

  • A clear and concise presentation title;
  • A short, informative session abstract;
  • Basic learning objectives for attendees; and
  • Contact information for the submitter.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013.

For more information about IASA's Call for Papers, please contact Gina Jolly via email or via phone at (919) 489-0991 (x204).

About IASA
The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Inc. (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance industry professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented trade associations. IASA membership includes insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others) as members, as well as companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and also organizations more broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms. Learn more about IASA by visiting our website at or by calling (919) 489-0991.

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