This is a business casual event! Meeting rooms can get chilly, so plan to dress in layers. In Boston, the average high temperature during May is 67º F / 19º C and the average low is 50º F / 10º C.
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The CAS Spring Meeting offers the opportunity to earn continuing education credits in a variety of sessions covering relevant and timely topics necessary for continued professional growth and maintaining actuarial credentials.
Whether you're traveling far or planning the staycation of a lifetime, make it count at The Westin Boston Seaport District. A vibrant neighborhood in an iconic city, the Seaport District offers rich history, world-famous attractions, and hidden gems for those who want to take the path less traveled. The hotel is two blocks from the Boston Waterfront and close to family-friendly fun at Boston Children's Museum, historical discovery at the Tea Party Ships and Museum, stunning exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and much more. Explore the city or enjoy an evening of relaxation, and whatever adventure you choose, come home at the end of the day to stylish accommodations with everything you need to recharge for the next one.
Please visit the hotel website at https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bosow-the-westin-boston-seaport-district/overview/.
Please visit the hotel website at https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bosow-the-westin-boston-seaport-district/overview/.
There is a notice on the hotel website regarding a Destination Fee. This fee will not be charged to hotels guests within the CAS Spring Meeting room block.
* If a guest has their reservation linked to their Marriott Bonvoy account, the Destination Fee will show on the app, however the guest will not be charged this fee.
The reservation deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, April 14, 2023. Check in at the The Westin Boston Seaport District is 3:00 p.m. and check out is by 12:00 p.m. While reservations must be made prior to April 14, 2023, to receive the $299 rate, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available should you wait until this date. CAS strongly suggests that you make your room reservations early to secure accommodations before the room block fills.
Important Information Regarding Official Spring Meeting Hotel:
The Casualty Actuarial Society is able to conduct high-quality meetings at desirable sites for a reasonable registration fee because a block of hotel rooms is reserved for meeting attendees. In exchange for filling the required number of sleeping rooms, the CAS is permitted to use the hotel’s meeting space at no cost, thus keeping registration fees low. In addition, meeting attendees receive a reduced rate for their sleeping rooms. We kindly request that all meeting attendees take advantage of the group rate and stay at the official Spring Meeting property, The Westin Boston Seaport District.
Code of Conduct for CAS Events
The CAS is an international organization, committed to meeting the demands of a global economy. We are a listening organization that welcomes diverse perspectives. We value the participation of each member of the community and desire to offer professional education in a fun and safe learning environment. The CAS is dedicated in providing a positive conference experience for everyone and will not tolerate harassment, discrimination or any other improper behavior of conference participants in any form.
Scope of the Code:
All event participants, CAS staff members, guests, sponsors, speakers, partners, exhibitors, volunteers, and vendors/exhibitors must comply with this Code of Conduct for CAS Events. We ask that you join us in agreeing to engage, collaborate, and connect with other participants and event attendees in healthy ways. Specifically, we ask that you:
- Share from your own experience,
- Assume the best intentions of others,
- Disagree with ideas, not people,
- Be open to other people’s perspectives, and
- Treat everyone with respect.
Registration and attendance at CAS meetings, seminars, webinars and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to: demonstrate respect and consideration for all people; communicate openly and thoughtfully with others; be respectful in discussing and debating ideas; be collaborative; be mindful of your surroundings; comply with venue regulations; report conduct concerns so that they can be addressed responsibly in a timely fashion. If any leader or facilitator of the event directs you to stop a behavior, you must comply immediately.
Consequence of Violation of the Code:
The safety of our community is our top priority. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers and could result in suspension from attending future meetings and/or referral to an appropriate disciplinary body. If necessary, CAS will contact proper authorities, including but not limited to event security and/or law enforcement.
While we have every faith that our dynamic community will embrace these sentiments and encourage others to do the same, we do have a plan in place if anyone should fall short of expectations. If you are directly affected or witness behavior that could constitute a code of conduct violation, please contact a CAS staff member at the event who will provide you with an incident report form for you to complete. In addition, you can email email@example.com to request an electronic copy of the form.
Under the direction of the CEO, CAS will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into your complaint, and you will be notified of the CAS’s intended action. Please note that all reports will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for helping to make this CAS event a safe and rewarding experience. We would not be the strong organization we are without your help. Please enjoy the conference!
Your Casualty Actuarial Society
The CAS seeks to do its utmost to provide equal access to its participants with disabilities in accordance with State and Federal Law. Due to the CAS’s limited resources, CAS staff may be required to discuss your reasonable accommodation with you in order to attempt to meet your needs. The conference offers a variety of services to help you enjoy your CAS experience, including:
- Accessibility requests during the registration process.
- Sign Language interpreters upon request.
- Nursing mother's room available onsite at the hotel with power and refrigerator - please ask for key at CAS Registration Desk.
- Please provide notice as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days prior to the start of the event.
- Reserved disability seating for:
- Seat in Line / End of Row Accommodations
- Proximity / 50 ft. to Screen for visual/lip-reading access.
- Sightlines for access to the interpreter and other unique situations.
We have the ability to create custom accommodations as needed. For any specific needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opinions expressed by speakers at this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CAS.
How does the CAS select in-person conference locations?
The decision on where to host CAS conferences considers a variety of factors. We strive to hold our four largest events (RPM, Spring, CLRS and Annual) in the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, and West regions of the United States. Our goal is to enable those members who may only attend one event in a calendar year to have one of our four major events held in their region. For members who annually attend the same large CAS event, that event will be located in their region every four years. We also aim to host one of our conferences in Canada every four to six years.
We remain focused on locations that are both convenient for travel, for example, cities that can be reached via a direct flight from the majority of North America, and that are appealing to potential attendees.
What do you do to ensure members feel welcomed, included, and safe during in-person conferences?
The CAS represents members and candidates of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic classes, and creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for them is our foremost concern when planning in-person events. The CAS requires anyone in our conference spaces to be a registered attendee of the event, and we post signage and have staff monitor badges to keep non-registered people from accessing our area. We also ask attendees to abide by the Code of Conduct for CAS Events.
The CAS prioritizes conference vendors that are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our attendees.
What options exist for those who are not able or do not feel safe attending an in-person conference in a certain location?
CAS members have the ability to select from several different conferences and conference locations each year. All of our large events also include a livestream virtual option so attendees can participate in high-quality and interactive continuing education opportunities and networking from anywhere in the world.
Volunteer Activities on Tuesday, May 9th at 12:30 p.m. ET: Advanced Sign Ups Required
Looking to have fun while meeting new people during Tuesday’s “Lunch On Your Own?” We have two opportunities to consider.
Volunteer As a Mentor for the CAS Student Program
The CAS is pleased to offer a free student conference in conjunction with the CAS Spring Meeting on May 9. We are inviting CAS members who would be willing to serve as mentors to participate in the program for lunch and speed networking from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
CAS meetings and seminars are important opportunities to plant the seeds for the future of the CAS by connecting with university students in a meaningful way. We have collected feedback from students who have participated in previous events, and by far, their favorite aspect has been their interaction with CAS mentors!
Please contact CAS Candidate Engagement Manager, Stephanie Litrenta at Slitrenta@casact.org if you are interested in networking with university students at the CAS Spring Meeting on May 9.
Volunteer to Assemble Special Packages for Local Elementary and Middle School Students
We’re seeking up to 30 volunteers to assemble packages containing calculators, pencils, and other fun giveaways, along with information about the actuarial career to be distributed later in the week to local elementary and middle school students. Lunch will be provided! Sign up to participate.
Can’t volunteer but want to give back?
Give Your Old Calculators a Second Life – Bring them to the CAS Spring Meeting Calculator Drive!
Have an old calculator you’d like to donate? Bring it with you to Boston! We’ll be collecting gently used calculators to be distributed to local elementary, middle and high school students along with information about the actuarial career!
Please visit these sites prior to your arrival for the most up to date COVID-19 information and restrictions.
The Westin Boston Seaport District is located approximately 3 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. The hotel has a "Getting Here" section at the bottom of their overview page, https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bosow-the-westin-boston-seaport-district/overview/, that includes the street address, airport information, and also lists local stations for bus, subway, and train.
We highly recommend reviewing the U.S. Department of State website for the most up-to-date guidelines for foreign nationals (not a U.S. citizen). Depending on your country of origin, your visa application could take several months to schedule and process, so please plan accordingly.
For conference attendees:
A foreign national traveling to the United States to conduct temporary business needs a visitor visa (B-1) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.
For family members:
A foreign national traveling to the United States for tourism needs a visitor visa (B-2) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. Tourism is a short visit for vacation, for visiting family and friends, or for medical treatment.
If you need a letter confirming your registration at the 2022 CAS Spring Meeting for the purposes of a visa application, please contact email@example.com.
Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with fellow Spring Meeting attendees set against a backdrop of ocean animals and a scenic view of Boston Harbor. During our event at New England Aquarium, you will have the opportunity to privately view first-class exhibits featuring animals from around the world, and mingle with fellow members as penguins, sea turtles and thousands of tropical fish swim beside you.
Inside, the 4-story Giant Ocean Tank creates a fascinating centerpiece for our evening and outside, feel the spring breezes in the large, tented terrace with vaulted ceilings and archways that frame Boston Harbor.
Buses will depart The Westin Boston Seaport District and run in a continuous loop throughout the evening. Please dress in casual attire with comfortable footwear.