Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium 2023


Join us April 25-27 for the 2023 Modeling the Future Challenge Virtual Symposium!

Now in its sixth year, The Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together finalist high school teams and leading actuaries, scientists, and business leaders from across the industry for competition, learning and networking.

The culminating event of the Modeling the Future Challenge, finalist teams who have reached the Symposium take on the role of aspiring actuaries and present their math modeling projects to a panel of actuary judges who evaluate these projects and select four teams to win their portion of a $55,000 scholarship award.

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This year, we are particularly excited to welcome Maverick Actuary Dominic Lee, a globally recognized thought leader, as a presenter at our Opening Ceremonies of the Symposium. The host of Live With The Maverick on Instagram, Dominic boldly connects with catalysts in actuarial science, risk management, and analytics. We can’t wait to introduce him to our finalist teams- the future movers and shakers in the actuarial industry and beyond.

The three-day Symposium provides an immersive learning experience for students, giving them the opportunity to participate in career sessions, problem-solving activities, and other unique experiences created in partnership with the Foundation’s corporate supporters and volunteers. At its’ conclusion, four teams will walk away with college scholarships, but all of the participants will have an amazing experience that encourages them to continue pursuing mathematics, data science and research so that they can continue to “model the future.”

Modeling the Future Challenge Video Highlights

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Opening Ceremony

Time Event Speakers
5:30 p.m.WelcomeJason Leppin, Executive Director, The Actuarial Foundation
5:40 p.m.Ask An Actuary SessionRGA, Pioneer Sponsor of the Modeling the Future Challenge
6:10 p.m.Team IntroductionsSam Wehner, Modeling the Future Challenge Development Committee
6:25 p.m.Keynote SpeakerDominic Lee, The Maverick Actuary
7:10 p.m.Closing RemarksJoshua Neubert, CEO, Institute of Competition Sciences

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, Student Presentations and Judging Sessions

Time Event
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.mStudent Presentations and Judging Sessions

Thursday, April 27, 2023, Closing Ceremony

Time Event Speakers
6:15 p.m.Opening RemarksJeff Johnson, Chair, Board of Trustees, The Actuarial Foundation
6:20 p.m.Ambassador PresentationKatie Dolcimascolo, Institute of Competition Sciences
6:30 p.m.Intern Presentation and PanelAmanda White, Institute of Competition Sciences
7:00 p.m.Helen Galt Educator AwardEleanor Galt-Lin, CFP
7:05 p.m.Awards AnnouncementNana Coleman, Modeling the Future Challenge Development Committee
7:10 p.m.Closing RemarksJoshua Neubert, CEO, Institute of Competition Sciences

Please note: All times listed are Central Time.

Thank You to Our 2022-2023 Modeling the Future Challenge Sponsors

Pioneer ($50,000)

Pacesetter ($10,000)

Builder ($5,000)

Rick & Beth Jones

Founding Sponsor

Roy & Georgia Goldman

Helen Galt Educator Award Supporter