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Program Suggestions

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. invites dynamic speakers to share your expertise, gain visibility, enhance your professional growth and promote your organization.

Proposals should focus on innovative and unique aspects of risk management that would be of interest to risk professionals managing the everyday risks for their companies.  Proposed topics should be geared to one of the following categories: Claims Management, Employment Risks, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Insurance, International, Legal Legislation, Loss Control, Risk Management or Industry. For proposals specific to industries choose the industry group session category. 

Submissions should be of an educational nature and provide fresh perspectives on current and future trends affecting the risk management industry, as well as traditional industry best practices. Topics must be specific and directed towards one of the following attendee levels: entry, intermediate, senior or executive.  All sessions should include strategies for attendees and may include interactive components, your personal experiences and case studies.

Think you have what it takes? Submit a program suggestion and help shape the educational content that will influence risk managers from around the world. Anyone can submit a program suggestion—you don’t have to be a RIMS member. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your most innovative ideas and solutions! Get started today.

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. All submitters MUST review the updated Terms and Conditions prior to submitting their session. 
  3. Sessions are all required to include a Risk Management individual on the panel.
  4. The following three items must be included in the PSF submission description field: 
      • Topic:
      • 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.

Persons whose submissions are accepted will be scheduled for a 90 presentation or a 150 minute workshop, including time for Q&A. Presenters are expected to be available to interact with participants before or after sessions.  There is a maximum of 3 speakers per session.

Selected coordinators and presenters must meet deadlines which include providing speakers for inclusion in the conference program and guide, providing a course outline and uploading all materials used in the session to the RIMS website for attendees to download prior to the conference. 

The Committee will be asking for Hot Topic sessions to be submitted in January prior to the conference. There are generally 3 spaces available for topics that are leading-edge at that point in time.    

Presenters will receive a complimentary Conference registration for the day or days speaking.

Proposal selections will be completed by mid September, and all coordinators will be notified of their selection status at that time. Coordinators are responsible for notifying their speakers.  If you have questions, please contact

Program suggestions may be submitted through Friday, July 9th.  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 2011 program.

The promotion or endorsement of particular products or companies is strictly prohibited.


"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."


Thank you.



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