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Program Submissions


RIMS `15 Session Submission

We invite you to submit innovative and informative education ideas for the RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Please note: product sales pitches are not acceptable or appropriate as a part of RIMS conference education. If you wish to sell a product or service, we invite you to exhibit in the world’s largest risk and insurance exhibition at RIMS ’15. For more information, contact Submitters with accepted sessions that are reported to RIMS as being sales pitches will be excluded from the RIMS ’16 PSF process.

You need a RIMS login and password before you can complete a submission.

Extended Deadline: Monday, July 28 at 11:59pm EDT.

First-time Users: You will need to create a RIMS account (membership is not required).

Returning Users: If you don't know your password, complete the “Forgotten your Password?" form to reset your password and have it sent to your email address. If you encounter any problems with your password, email for assistance.

  • A company may submit a maximum of 15 education sessions.
  • Companies with subsidiaries operating in a companion business in the risk management sector will be allowed to submit a total of 25 education sessions. 
  • All education sessions are 60 minutes with a maximum of two (2) speakers (note: 1 speaker MUST be a risk manager).
  • Industry Sessions are 120 minutes with a maximum of 4 speakers (note” 1 speaker MUST be a risk manager).
  • Only one (1) representative from a company, including subsidiaries, is permitted per session.
  • Should you categorize your submission as an industry session and RIMS determines that it does meet the appropriate criteria, we reserve the right to change your submission to reflect 60 minutes and two (2) speakers. 

 Adding speakers/risk manager is optional at this time. If your session is accepted, you will be required to add your speaker/risk manager at a later date.



At the Forefront (FOR)Current and emerging risk topics outside the scope of other education categories.

Insurance and Contract Management (ICM)—Analysis of specific insurance contracts and coverage policies.

Career Development (CAD)Information on developing and improving the skills needed to successfully advance your career.
Legal and Regulatory (LGL)Information and analysis on the legal decisions and regulations, both domestic and foreign, that affect risk management practices.
Claims Management (CLM)Techniques and best practices for managing property/casualty insurance claims. Risk Control (RIC)Framework and techniques for reducing risk through assessment and mitigation programs.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)Information on the evolving strategies to advance the management of risks throughout the organization. Risk Finance (RIF)Methods and strategies for integrating finance practices into risk management.
Global Risk Management GRM)—Analysis of unique exposures and risk management innovations for multinational companies and companies with some foreign interests.
Strategic Risk Management (SRM)Analysis of innovative approaches to risk management that reduce uncertainties and seize opportunities in order to enhance an organization’s strategic planning and strategy execution.
Industry (IND)Information related to a specific industry segment. Talent Risk  (TAL)Information and analysis on risks associated with employment and human resources, including talent acquisition, retention and employee benefits.
Fo​​undationalLimited Experience: Presenting essential facts, standard or accepted practices, basic relationships.
MastersSignificant Experience: Delivering in-depth information, knowledge transfer, models on specific aspects of the topic area.
InnovativeAll Audiences: Highlighting newer, evolving ​practices, techniques and approaches within the topic.
VisionaryExpert Experience: Future-focused, emerging trends, concepts and issues that may impact/involve the topic area.

SEVEN SUBMISSION TIPS: Address and answer the following to successfully submit a session.

  1. Be specific and define the scope. The description should match title.
  2. Does your topic target the right audience?
  3. What do you want the audience to learn?
  4. Provide real world examples and case studies to support the need for your session.
  5. Does your title and description encourage and entice attendees to participate?
  6. Is your panel appropriate for this audience?  Is it diverse? Submitting speaker bios is encouraged.
  7. What additional information (attachments) can you provide to support your submission?
  8. Tutorial​.
All Program Submissions MUST be submitted electronically for consideration.
We thank you for your submission(s). All topics are reviewed by the RIMS Annual Conference Programming Committee (ACPC) and/supporting RIMS Committees. The decisions are based exclusively on relevance to RIMS conference attendees. Preferential treatment will not be given to any applicant, regardless of their status as an exhibiting and/or sponsoring organization.
We appreciate your dedication to RIMS and to the advancement of risk and insurance professionals.

If you have any questions about the process, please


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