RIMS '13 Program Submissions



Imagine yourself leading an interactive discussion that could shape the future of risk management. Imagine the exposure you would receive as a presenter at the world’s largest gathering of risk professionals. Sound interesting? We invite you to submit your RIMS ’13 program.

Scott Beckman, 2012 Conference Programming Committee Chair, and Cheryl Berman, 2013 Conference Programming Committee Chair discuss how to submit a session. Listen to their podcast for tips on getting your submission selected.

Program Submission Form (PSF) Process

First, read this page carefully for important instructions on the submission process. Then, click the "Submit a New PSF" button to begin the process. You will need to login using your RIMS user profile. You can begin your program at any time and log back in to make changes until the program submission deadline of July 25, 2012.

Submitting Your Program

Proposals should focus on cutting-edge strategies and unique aspects of risk management that would be of interest to risk professionals managing the everyday risks for their companies. Proposed topics of interest should be geared to one of the following categories and Levels

Claims Management
Employment Risks
Enterprise Risk Management
Legal Legislation
Loss Control
Risk Management
Strategic Risk Management

The final category is Industry. For proposals specific to Industries, please select the industry group session category that best fits your submission.

Sessions vs. Workshops

Educational sessions are lectured presentations (75 minutes) and workshops (2 hours) are more in-depth and involve case studies and examples.

All sessions should include implementation strategies for attendees and may include interactive components, personal experiences, white papers and case studies. Please remember that attendees are looking for valuable "take-aways" from each session as well as developing professional relationships.

Speakers:  Do NOT add a speaker to the speaker slot and then add as a risk manager.  It is either or.  Do NOT add a profile for SPEAKER TBD, you either have a speaker or you dont.  Do NOT add a profile for Risk Manager there is one already added as a place holder in the system until you find one. 

Submission Limit

A company may submit a maximum of 15 program submissions. Companies with subsidiaries operating in a companion business in the risk management sector will be allowed to submit a total of 25.

Essentials for Topic Submissions

  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. All submitters MUST review the updated Terms and Conditions prior to submitting their session.
  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? Does the targeted audience require any experience in a certain field in order to attend?)
    • What will the attendee primarily take home or learn from the session: for example, a specific risk management tool; firsthand experience in a workshop atmosphere; a new approach/technique that can be adapted to their business.
  4. One (1) Speaker on each panel must be a risk management professional, whose primary function for their organization is risk management.
  5. For all 75 minute sessions the speaker panel may have a maximum of three (3) speakers (inclusive of a risk manager).
  6. For 2 hour workshops and Industry sessions, there is a maximum of four (4) speakers (inclusive of a risk manager).
  7. RIMS policy limits the number of speakers allowed from a company. Only one (1) representative from a company, including subsidiaries, is permitted per session/workshop.
  8. It is recommended that you identify the speakers you intend to participate in your session. This will assist in a thorough assessment of your proposed program.
  9. Carefully draft your submission. Poorly-defined submissions may not adequately convey the importance of the topic that you are submitting.

Click here to view step-by-step instructions on submitting a PSF on-line.

Speakers will receive a complimentary conference registration for the day or days presenting.

Submission Status

Proposal selections will be completed by mid-September, and all coordinators will be notified of their selection status at that time via email. Coordinators are responsible for notifying their invited speakers of the session status.  If you have questions, please contact Speakers@RIMS.org.

Please Note: The promotion or endorsement of particular products or companies is strictly prohibited before, during and following sessions. Business cards of session attendees may not be solicited and badges may not be scanned before or after the session. Providing memory sticks with company information is equivalent to solicitation.

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.

We appreciate your dedication to RIMS, our membership and our industry. Thank you!



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