The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to host one of the most influential international academic conferences in the actuarial community — the 57th Actuarial Research Conference (ARC) to take place August 3 through August 6, 2022.
The ARC is one of the premier annual events for actuarial scientists in North America to meet and discuss research problems and solutions in all areas of actuarial practice. It appeals to both academic and practicing actuaries.
The University of Illinois has a long and proud history in actuarial science. It dates back to 1906 when the first actuarial course was created in the Department of Mathematics. Today the program produces close to 7% of our nation’s graduates in actuarial science each year and boasts one of the largest actuarial alumni networks in the world. We are very excited about the opportunity to showcase the development of actuarial science at the University of Illinois and to raise the awareness and visibility of actuarial research in American universities at the international stage.
Why ARC 2022?
- Industry and Research Collaboration: Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a technology hub for startup companies and corporate research and development operations. Within Research Park there are more than 120 companies employing more than 2,100 people including students and full-time technology professionals. The insurance and financial giant State Farm and COUNTRY Financial are located in the research park. Technological leaders include NVIDIA, Riverbed Technology, and Yahoo Inc..
- Excursion: There will be an excursion event to Allerton Park & Retreat Center, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is gorgeous during the summertime. Built as the private estate of artist and philanthropist Robert Henry Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center is a historical treasure that was donated to the University of Illinois in 1946. Nicknamed “The Farms,” the estate was the center of the 12,000-acre Illinois agricultural enterprise assembled during the late 1800s by Robert’s father, Samuel.
- Excellent Location: Urbana-Champaign is within a 2-3 hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, which provides an excellent location for summer excursion before and after the conference.