Hot Topic Suggestions


Extended Deadline: Thursday, January 19

The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) invites dynamic speakers to share your expertise, gain visibility and enhance your professional growth by participating in our annual conference. 

You now have the unique opportunity to submit a Hot Topic session that presents the latest issues affecting the risk management industry. These “stand-out” sessions should address newly emerging topics that all risk and insurance personnel face.  These topics generally cannot be learned on the job or in a classroom. Your submission should include strategies for attendees and may include interactive components, your personal experiences and case studies.

To be considered:

  1. Only proposals submitted through the online call for presentation website will be accepted for consideration. Proposals submitted in different formats will not be accepted.
  2. Hot Topics are scheduled for 75 minutes with a maximum of (3) speakers inclusive a Risk Manager on the panel. Also only (1) representative from a company including subsidiaries is permitted.
  3. The following three items must be included in the PSF submission description field:
    • Topic: (Be specific and define the scope)
    • Audience: (who will it appeal to; do they need any experience in a certain field?)
    • What will the attendee take home from the session: (i.e. a specific risk management tool; firsthand experience in a workshop atmosphere; a new approach or technique that can be adapted to their business.

Proposed topics should be geared to one of the following categories:

Claims Management
Employment Risks
Enterprise Risk Management
Legal Legislation
Loss Control
Risk Management
Strategic Risk Management (NEW!)

Program suggestions may be submitted through Thursday, January 19. To accomplish this, simply log on to (the system will prompt you to enter your email address and password), and click on Create a New PSF to get started! Be sure to complete steps 1-3 before exiting the program. If you exit before step three, your submission will NOT be considered for the 2012 program.

IMPORTANT: Since this is an addition to the RIMS 2012 program and the original deadline for submissions was in July, your submission(s) will roll into RIMS 2013. Please make sure you add the letters HT in front of your session title or description.

Please note that the promotion or endorsement of particular products or companies is strictly prohibited.

We thank you for your submission(s).  All session topics are reviewed by the RIMS Conference Programming Committee.  Their decisions are based exclusively on relevance to RIMS conference attendees.  No preferential treatment will be given to any session applicant, regardless of their status as an exhibiting and/or sponsoring organization. 

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