ASNA 2021 – Virtual Convention
“Reimagining the science”
The ASNA 2021 Convention was held virtually on the V-Fairs platform from January 15 – 17. The theme for this year, “Reimagining the Science” is centered around the dynamic technological landscape of our industry and how actuaries across the world have adapted to the changes that have resulted from the pandemic, and others that were already underway, such as the much anticipated IFRS 17 standards and a rise in importance of having a sustainable impact on the community.
ASNA 2020 – NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
“Three decades of ASNA”
The ASNA 2020 Convention was held at Sheraton on the Falls hotel from January 17 – 19. This convention was the largest ever ASNA convention hosting record number sponsors and students. For more details, please refer to our 2020 convention booklet.
ASNA 2019 – MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC
“Actuary of the Future”
The ASNA 2019 Convention was held at Montréal’s Hotel Bonaventure from January 18 – 20. This convention set records in every way, most notably in regards to student attendance, sponsors, events held, and total interviews conducted. For more details, see the 2019 Convention booklet.
ASNA 2018 – OTTAWA, ONTARIO
“Breaking the Paradigm”
ASNA’s 2018 Convention was held at the Westin Ottawa from January 5-7. Over 600 students were brought together to experience our convention, with new events such as the Elliott Bauer Cultural and Club Nights, presented by Ottawa Venues!
ASNA 2017 – TORONTO, ONTARIO
“Managing Innovation Risk”
ASNA’s 2017 Convention was held at both the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre and the Westin Harbour Castle hotels from January 6-8. Over 600 students were brought together to experience our renovated convention with new events such as the ASNA Student Social and introduction of new initiatives such as monthly webinars and Centralized Application Process.
ASNA 2016 – NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
ASNA’s 2016 Convention was held at both the Scotiabank Convention Center and the Marriott hotels from January 8-10, hosted by the University of Waterloo. Over 600 students were brought together to experience our renovated convention with new initiatives including the Opening Ceremony Dinner, Career Scope, Mocktail Lounge, Networking 101, and an expanded Case Competition structure.
ASNA 2015 – MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
“Insuring the Future”
ASNA’s 2015 Convention was held at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure from January 2–4, 2015, and co-hosted by the University of Waterloo and Concordia University. With a total attendance of 580-plus, it was the biggest gathering of actuarial students in Canada by far, aiming to inform future North American actuaries about the rudiments of the actuarial field and allow them to build a national network of contacts with industry professionals.
ASNA 2014 – TORONTO, ONTARIO
ASNA 2014 was held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel from January 3–5, 2014, and hosted by the University of Waterloo. With many new changes being introduced to the case competition, ASNA 2014 was able to gather together 550 Canadian students over the weekend to learn about the actuarial field and network with other actuarial students from across the country.
ASNA 2013 – WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
“What We Actuarially Do”
ASNA 2013 was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The convention committee, students from the University of Manitoba, took the intensity of the event to another level and gave attendees a deeper and broader view of the actuarial profession.
ASNA 2012 – NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
“ASNA at the Falls”
ASNA 2012 was hosted by the University of Western Ontario in Niagara Falls, at both the Hilton and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Being a departure from the norm of previous ASNA conventions, ASNA 2012 chose Niagara Falls as the convention venue. Students were able to sit in on seminars representing a wide range of topics in the actuarial field, with the backdrop of one of Canada’s most inspirational natural wonders.
ASNA 2011 – LONDON, ONTARIO
“21st Century Actuary”
ASNA 2011 was held at the London Convention Centre in the beautiful city of London, Ontario. The convention committee, assembled by students from the University of Western Ontario, provided the attendees with exciting opportunities to network with fellow students and industry professionals.
ASNA 2010 – QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC
ASNA 2010 was held at the Hôtel Château Laurier in the beautiful city of Québec. This year, ASNA provided students with great opportunities to learn about the industry and network with professionals and fellow students.
ASNA 2009 – WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
ASNA 2009 in Winnipeg was a great success. We appreciated the sponsors’ generosity, students’ participation, and the ASNA delegates’ guidance and support. Everyone’s contribution to every aspect of this year’s organization and the success of ASNA was heartfelt.
ASNA 2008 – TORONTO, ONTARIO
“Progressing as an Actuary”
ASNA 2008 was deemed a success. More than 300 attendees and 22 sponsors from both Canada and the U.S. gathered for a fun and informative weekend. Overall there was a very positive impression of the convention from the perspective of attendees and sponsors.
ASNA 2007 – TORONTO, ONTARIO
“Defying Actuarial Assumptions”
ASNA 2007 was held at a Marriott hotel in downtown Toronto. Our theme this year suggested that we wanted to change the way students view the actuarial profession by exposing them to exciting, growing areas of practice in actuarial science. Our profession is changing: actuarial education now trains actuaries to become the universal risk managers of tomorrow. We envision ourselves solving risk problems in a multitude of fields and industries.
ASNA 2006 – MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
“Actuaries’ Day to Day Life”
ASNA 2006 was held at the Delta Centre-Ville from January 6–8, 2006, in Montréal. We believe that our theme, Actuaries’ Day to Day Life: An Overview of Particular Projects, allowed us to present a broad range of conferences. We also believe conferences based on projects rather than theory will give us a more accurate idea of actuarial work.
ASNA 2005 – CALGARY, ALBERTA
“From University Student to Career Actuary”
ASNA’s 2005 convention was held from January 7–9 at the Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary. There was a very positive impression of the event from the perspective of attendees and sponsors. With informative seminars and presentations, it was a great success.
ASNA 2004 – TORONTO, ONTARIO
“Traditional & Emerging Actuarial Fields: A Guide through the Market”
ASNA’s 2004 convention was held from January 9–11 at the Hilton in Toronto. The convention, finance, and publicity committees did a great job organizing this educational and fun weekend. More than 330 actuarial students from across Canada attended, as well as about 50 representatives from actuarial employers.