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2015 CIA Annual Meeting

June 17–18, 2015
The Westin Ottawa, ON

Chair's Message

A Golden Celebration!

What does the CIA have in common with these headlines from the past?

• The maple leaf flag became the official national flag of Canada;
• Martin Luther King, Jr., marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama;
• The Old Age Security pension age fell from 70 to 65; and
• The movie The Sound of Music was released.

The answer: 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Institute and those headlines. With that in mind, I am delighted to welcome you to Ottawa for what promises to be a landmark event in a very special year.

The occasion is going to be commemorated in style during the Annual Meeting on June 17–18. Hundreds of current and former members of the CIA, plus many Past Presidents and leaders of other professional bodies, will be here to honour and remember all those who have helped make Canada’s actuarial profession what it is today.

Thanks to the efforts of the Committee on Continuing Education, its subcommittees, and the CIA Head Office, these two days will feature a host of fascinating and informative activities. We will look at actuaries of the future while taking into account the progress actuarial professionals have made in the past 50 years.

The Gala Reception and Dinner will be a fun opportunity to reminisce with fellow members of the profession and celebrate our achievements and future plans. Plus the myriad sessions and presentations will ensure you can remain up to date and learn about exciting initiatives that will keep the CIA and its members on the cutting edge.

The importance of the Annual Meeting is reflected in the quality of our guests. Our keynote speakers—Rex Murphy, Jeff Rubin, and David Suzuki—are highly-respected leaders in their fields. We are also pleased to welcome numerous well-known speakers who will offer invaluable advice and information on issues covering the broad scope of actuarial practice.

An exciting two days await you in Canada’s capital. Whether you are taking in the picturesque surroundings of Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal, admiring our 50-year old Canadian flag, networking with hundreds of your peers, or simply celebrating 50 years of success for the profession, you can be sure of a memorable time that will benefit you and your career.

As author Corrie Ten Boom once said: “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”

I look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.

Deborah McMillan
Chair, 2015 Annual Meeting


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