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This is a business casual event! Meeting rooms can get chilly, so plan to dress in layers. In Los Angeles, the average high temperature during November is 73° F / 22º C and the average low is 53° F / 12º C.

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Code of Conduct for CAS Events

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 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.
  • 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

Speaker Opinions

The opinions expressed by speakers at this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the CAS.

Selection of CAS Conference Locations

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.

Stay in comfort
Lodging and Travel

Elegantly presiding over the City of Angels, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles provides the ultimate urban oasis in the heart of Los Angeles, California's business district. An international symbol that has come to represent the beauty and sophistication of the city itself, this famous hotel in downtown Los Angeles is one of the most photographed destinations in the world. Stroll through the atrium lobby and you'll immediately see why. Whether you're visiting for a leisurely weekend getaway, business meeting or special event, this centrally located Los Angeles accommodations define the essence of modern luxury.


The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California, USA, 90071

Main Phone: +1 213-624-1000

TOLL FREE:+1-800-937-8461

Room Rate
Single/Double Room
plus taxes

Room rate is inclusive of high-speed Internet access within the sleeping room.

Reservations must be made by Friday, October 13, 2023.

Check in at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is 3:00 p.m. and check out is by 12:00 p.m.

While reservations must be made prior to October 13, 2023, to receive the $209 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 Annual 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 Annual Meeting property, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites.

Tuesday Night Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.*

Channel your inner Harry Potter or Homer Simpson after the park is closed as the CAS storms the castle of both The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Springfield U.S.A. (The Simpsons) sections of the theme park. There will be a buffet dinner, a DJ to entertain, characters to meet & greet, and unlimited carnival games on FREE play (excludes prize-oriented games).

* 7:00 p.m. start time is tentative based on an anticipated closure of the park at 7:00 p.m.

Universal Studios Hollywood

If you're up for more excitement, you can hit up three rides within the two lands: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™ rides in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and The Simpsons Ride™ in Springfield U.S.A. Guests may also experience Ollivanders™, Makers of Fine Wands and the Kwik E-Mart retail shop, in addition to other areas to explore.

CAS Annual Meeting attendees have two choices for entry to the park.

  • CAS guests arriving on their own may enter Universal Studios Hollywood beginning at 4:00 p.m. and enjoy the full park prior to our private event at 7:00 p.m. when the park closes.
  • The other option is to wait until buses will depart The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. Buses will then run in a continuous loop throughout the evening.

Please dress in casual attire with comfortable footwear; Harry Potter and Simpsons apparel is encouraged!

Our guests may remain in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Springfield U.S.A. until the event concludes at 11:00 p.m.

How to get there
Transportation Information

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is located near 3 airports:

Amtrak – Union Station, 1.5 miles

Metro (Subway) Station: 7th and Flower Street, 0.3 miles, served by the light rail, heavy rail, and by the bus rapid transit


Not from around here?
U.S. Visa Information

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 20232 CAS Annual Meeting for the purposes of a visa application, please contact

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