Networking Opportunities at the 2019 CCA Annual Meeting

The CCA Annual Meeting is where leaders of the profession exchange insights both in and out of sessions. Whether attending sessions, meals, the Monday Evening Event, or our expanded Communities program on Tuesday afternoon, you have the opportunity to participate in valuable discussions with your peers from various practice areas, firms, and locations. You never know what valuable insights could be gleaned from any given interaction.

Emerging Leaders Community Lunch Program

Monday, October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you desire to be a leader within the profession, within your organization, or even within your teams, the Emerging Leaders Community will provide you with opportunities to gain new skills and understanding to help you achieve your goals. This community is where aspiring and established leaders come together to share their experiences in becoming actuarial leaders and discuss challenges they have faced along the way.

This lunch session features a presentation on leadership training by Jeff Kays from Buck. During this session, Jeff helps attendees understand the steps to learning, how to measure and modify your priorities, and then use these tools to benefit your team and your career. This event is sure to leave you with takeaways to implement throughout the meeting and at home.

Monday Evening Event

Monday, October 28, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Monday Evening Event takes place on site at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. You and your registered accompanying persons are treated to an informal and relaxed event where you'll dine and dance at the Marriott's Event Lawn. This is a great opportunity to unwind away from the meeting and spend social time with your peers. These are evenings to remember!

Tuesday Afternoon Forums

Tuesday, October 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Several of the CCA communities schedule a forum to allow these groups the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Feel free to stop by, meet, and discuss current issues, news, and outlooks.

While community membership is not required to attend these onsite events. CCA members can join any of these groups through the CCA website. After logging onto the CCA website, go to to get started.

Gabriel Roeder Smith & Co.The following forums are currently scheduled:

  • Public Plans Forum (Sponsored by Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company)
  • Healthcare Forum
  • Multiemployer Plans Forum
  • Smaller Actuarial Consulting Firms Forum

Women in Consulting Community Forum

Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an interactive panel discussion focusing on creating an inclusive environment in the workplace. Topics include mentoring, leadership, creating an inclusive team, how to give constructive feedback and what you can do to make sure everyone is included in the conversation. This forum is not just for women. All attendees can benefit from the conversation and the shared knowledge helps to foster inclusiveness. This forum is sponsored by Buck.

This Community is focused on the challenges faced by women actuaries working in consulting, and is currently open to members and non-members alike. If you are a non-member who would like to participate in this new CCA Community, please e-mail Shannon Peterson.

Community Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Immediately following the Community Forums, join us for a networking reception.  During this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues, meet new people, and learn more about CCA Communities.  This event is sponsored by Buck. 

Community for 2019 CCA Annual Meeting Attendees

Online at

Once you’ve registered for the CCA Annual Meeting, you have access to the CCA’s Community site for the 2019 CCA Annual Meeting at This platform allows attendees to network with fellow attendees, ask questions about planned sessions, and access PDF versions of session handouts.

Note: The website requires you to provide your login information when accessing the site. Please use the login information you use to register for the meeting on the CCA website, as creating a new user account does not permit you to access the site. If you do not have your password, you may request an e-mail containing your password at the bottom of the login page.