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2018

29th Conference on Severe Local Storms

Dr. Marc Simon participated in the 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms in Stowe, VT. The conference, organized by the American Meteorological Society, allows industry and academic specialists in the field of meteorology and atmospheric science to exchange ideas about severe storms.

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Karen Clark to be honored for leadership in innovation

The Katie School of Risk Management and Insurance will be honoring Karen Clark at their annual Hall of Fame Dinner on October 18, 2018 at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel. The Katie School supports Illinois State University’s undergraduate insurance and risk management program and actuarial science program. The vision for the Leadership Awards is to inspire the creation and perpetuation of the next generation of insurance leadership.

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7th European Windstorm Workshop

Drs. Simon and Ward will participate in the 7th European Windstorm Workshop being held on October 10th-12th at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. The workshop is an opportunity to exchange ideas with top academic researchers and industry scientists on the topic of extratropical cyclones and their impacts on property in Europe.

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Southern California Earthquake Center: 2018 Annual Meeting

On September 9-12, Dr. Afshari participated in the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) held in Palm Springs, California. The SCEC annual meetings provided an opportunity to exchange ideas with top professionals in industry and academia in the field of seismology and earthquake engineering. SCEC participants studied earthquakes and their effects in California and beyond.

5th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop

Dr Habte participated in the 5th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop (5AAWE) held in Miami, FL on August 12-14. Topics included aerodynamics of buildings, wind codes and standards, windborne debris and vulnerability of structures under wind loads.

11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Dr. Kioumars Afshari participated in the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the conference allows academic and industry experts in seismology and earthquake engineering to exchange ideas on technical topics and subjects including seismic hazard, risk, and policy.

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InsiderTech New York 2018

Glen Daraskevich participated in a panel discussion on "Harnessing new technologies: growth opportunities and operational efficiencies across the value chain," at The Insurance Insider's InsiderTech New York conference.

Advisen Property Insights Conference, New York, New York

Glen Daraskevich delivered the morning keynote address "2017 Hurricane Season: Review and Analysis".

31st International Congress of Actuaries, Berlin, Germany

Karen Clark presented "Big Data Analytics: Mining Your Catastrophe Claims Data for Competitive Advantage".

7th Annual Latin American Insurance & Reinsurance Forum, Miami, Florida

Glen Daraskevich participated on a panel discussing "Identifying areas for improvements in catastrophe and risk modelling: What have been the key learns from 2017 for modelling experts?".

33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Dr. Filmon Habte participated in the 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones held in Ponte Vedra, FL. The conference, organized by the American Meteorological Society, allows specialists in the fields of meteorology and atmospheric science to exchange current ideas and research on hurricanes and other tropical weather systems.

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AM Best’s Annual Insurance Ratings Conference, Naples, Florida

Karen Clark participated in a Roundtable Discussion on Catastrophe Management.

Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association, Board of Directors Meeting, Miami, Florida

Karen Clark discussed Innovations and Trends in Catastrophe Modeling and the 2017 Hurricane Season.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference, New York, New York.

Karen Clark participated on a panel discussing "Lessons of the 2017 Hurricane Season".

Reinsurance Association of America's Cat Risk Management 2018, Orlando, FL

Executives and model developers from Karen Clark & Company participated in a number of sessions at the annual RAA Cat Risk Management conference.

Willis Re 2018 Florida Insurance Summit, Orlando, Florida

Glen Daraskevich participated on a panel discussing the 2017 Hurricane Season.