Fuel your professional journey and power your profession into the future with an event like no other! Join us Oct. 26–29.


SOA Presidents

Andrew D. Rallis, FSA, MAAA

SOA President and long-time volunteer. Rallis is executive vice president and global chief actuary of MetLife, Inc. He is chair of MetLife’s captive reinsurers and co-chair of several of the company’s risk committees. 


Roy Goldman, Ph.D., FSA, MAAA, CERA

SOA President-Elect and long-time volunteer on education and exams and past SOA Board member. He is currently a Board Trustee for The Actuarial Foundation, where he is the sponsor and developer of The Modeling the Future Challenge.




Keynote Speaker
Thurs. Oct. 29 | 2 pm ET
Executive Director of Deloitte AI Institute & Founder of Humans For AI

Beena is an award-winning senior executive with extensive global experience in AI and digital transformation. She leads the Deloitte AI Institute and also, Deloitte’s AI Ethics market offering. She has co-authored the book AI Transforming Business.

The Poet
Inspirational Poet
Mon. Oct. 26 | 11 am ET
Thurs. Oct. 29 | 2 pm ET
Spoken Word Artist

Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC / spoken word artist with an aura that embodies the diversity and resiliency of one of the world’s most unique cities. He wrote the international bestsellers Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life and Things No One Else Can Teach Us.

Keynote Speaker
Wed. Oct. 28 | 11 am ET
American Author and Journalist

Ta-Nehisi is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer. He has also written for the Marvel Comics Black Panther and Captain America

Actuary, Speaker and Author

Christine Hofbeck is an actuary, SOA Board member (2017-2020), and author of Winning Conditions: How To Achieve the Professional Success You Deserve By Managing the Details That Matter. In 2017, she was the runner-up on CBS’s hit reality television show Survivor


General Sessions

  • Monday
    Oct. 26, 2020

    11 am–12 pm ET

    Opening General Session

    Welcome to the SOA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibit!

    We’re kicking off the meeting with a creative ode to the actuarial profession by Humble the Poet.

    Join us as we honor SOA members with the Outstanding Volunteer Award, Distinguished Service Award, the Lifetime Award and the President’s Award.

    The SOA President and a panel of global experts will close this session with a discussion about the transformation of the actuarial profession and its growth projection into the future.

  • Wednesday
    Oct. 28, 2020

    11 am–12 pm ET

    General Session

    Join us for a very special transfer of the badge of office from SOA President Andrew Rallis to SOA President-Elect Roy Goldman.

    Goldman will address SOA members as new president and share his vision for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession and his long-term growth plan for the SOA.

    Participate in a conversation with American journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Submit your questions for the author in advance to be part of this interactive session to membercomms@soa.org.

  • Thursday
    Oct. 29, 2020

    2 pm–3 pm ET

    Closing General Session


    Our special EMCEE
    Christine Hofbeck will close this exciting meeting with a fireside chat with Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of Deloitte AI Institute and Founder of Humans for AI. Join Ammanath as she explains and explores the impact of artificial intelligence and digital transformation, especially as it relates to the actuarial profession.

    Don’t miss the fun, family friendly event we have planned to wrap up this year’s event! Take a look at photos, special member videos and highlights of the SOA 2020 Virtual Annual Exhibit.





Our Expert Panelists

A panel of global experts will join Rallis to discuss the transformation of the actuarial profession and its growth projection into the future. Left to right: Tonya Manning, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA, President, International Actuarial Association; Andrew D. Rallis, FSA, MAAA, SOA President; Sunil Sharma, FIA, FIAI, Past-President, Institute of Actuaries of India; Frederick Weber, FSAS, FIAF, President, Singapore Actuarial Society


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