2023 Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium
23 — 24 November 2023
The School of Economics and Finance and the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand are pleased to host the 2023 Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium (AAERS) on 23-24 November 2023. The symposium will be held in-person, on the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus. More specific details regarding the location of the presentations and the programme of events are available below, and a map of the Kelburn Campus is available from the following link: Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus Map (pdf).
The AAERS is an annual international actuarial conference that brings together researchers, educators, industry practitioners and research students from around the world to share their research and discuss actuarial education and research. This year’s AAERS features prominent invited speakers and contributed presentations in all areas of actuarial research and education.
For further information or general inquiries, please contact the chair of the organising committee, Eric Ulm, at firstname.lastname@example.orgInternet access for visiting AAERS 2023 participants is possible through eduroam (education roaming; opens in a new tab), using authentication from your home institution. Alternatively, visitors can access the Wireless Guest network at Victoria University of Wellington by following the instructions given here: VUW Guest wireless network (opens in a new tab).
Registration — now closed
Registration was open until 16 November, but has now closed. If you have not yet registered for AAERS 2023 but you still intend to take part in the Symposium, please contact the chair of the organising committee, Eric Ulm, at email@example.com.
Thanks to sponsorship, registration is free for the Symposium sessions on both days. Attendance at the Symposium Dinner, at 7pm at Dockside restaurant on Thursday 23 November, is highly recommended. The Symposium Dinner requires a NZ$50 contribution towards the total cost, however, which should be paid during the registration process.
Abstracts — Plenary and Invited Sessions plus Contributed Talks
Submissions were open from 1 June to 15 September 2023. Submissions have now closed. We received 52 contributed talks, prior to any withdrawals.
There will be five Plenary Sessions at AAERS 2023 and one Invited Session. Full details, including abstracts, are available on a separate web page: AAERS 2023 Plenary and Invited Sessions. Plenary sessions are each 60 minutes duration, which includes 10 minutes for questions and discussion, while the invited session is 50 (40+10) minutes.
Contributed Abstracts for the presentations that have been accepted for AAERS 2023 are listed on a separate web page: AAERS 2023 Contributed Abstracts. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order, using last names. Contributed presentations are 25 minutes total duration per paper, which includes up to 5 minutes for questions. Full written papers are not required.
The full programme is available on a separate web page: AAERS 2023 Programme.
A booklet of the collected Presenters and Abstracts is available from the following link: AAERS 2023 Presenters and Abstracts (pdf; opens in a new tab).
At the Symposium all participants will receive a printed copy of the final programme, along with a printout of the collected Presenters and Abstracts booklet.
The timetable for the 2023 Symposium is available from the following link (opens in a new tab): AAERS 2023 Timetable.
The programme for the 2023 Symposium, with full details of all sessions, is available from the following link (opens in a new tab): AAERS 2023 Programme.
At the Symposium all participants will receive a printed copy of the final programme, along with a printed booklet of the collected AAERS 2023 Presenters and Abstracts (pdf; opens in a new tab).
There will be a Symposium Dinner starting at 7pm on Thursday 23 November at Dockside restaurant (opens in a new tab). Pre-dinner drinks (at your own cost) will be available. Attendance at the Symposium Dinner is highly recommended! The Symposium Dinner requires a NZ$50 contribution towards the total cost, which should be paid as part of the registration process.
Travel and Accommodation, plus Information on the NZeTA
Information for people travelling to Wellington for AAERS 2023 is available from the following link. Please note this link opens in a new tab: Travel and Accommodation in Wellington.
New Zealand has an Electronic Travel Authority (the NZeTA), which replaced a visa for short-term visitors from many countries. It is quick to apply for online but applications must be made from outside NZ, before travel commences. You do not need an NZeTA if you have a valid New Zealand visa, or are an Australian citizen travelling with an Australian passport. You must get an NZeTA if you do not have a valid visa and you are either travelling on a passport from a visa waiver country or travelling as a permanent resident of Australia.
The following website (which opens in a new tab) has some further information:
Immigration New Zealand web page on the NZeTA.
There is plenty to see and do in Wellington! Saturday 25 November is a day when you may like to check out some of the local attractions.
The Program/Organising Committee members are:
Eric Ulm (Chair).
Please direct all inquiries concerning local arrangements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Editor: John Haywood.
Special thanks to Catherine Thompson, Cathy Fouhy, Teresa Schischka, Christo Muller and Sarah Lanigan for various types of wonderful, logistical support before and during the Symposium!