CIAA Conferences

CIAA Annual Conferences bring together members and speakers from Canada and the US to meet, learn and network. CIAA Annual Conferences typically feature a rich agenda with content from across the insurance industry, and opportunities for networking, continuous learning, and professional development. Contact if you have any questions about upcoming conferences.

Conference Awards

The Canadian Insurance Accountants Association Conference Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals in the industry. Nomination deadlines fall in August of each year, and award recipients are honoured at the following CIAA Annual Conference, where winners receive recognition at the Conference Gala and are presented with a plaque and a $500 honorarium. Award categories include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Geoff Shields
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Annette Pohle
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Adrian Serge

Transformation Award

  • 2023 Transformation Award Winner: Jim DeJeu

Up and Comer Award

  • 2023 Up and Comer Award Winner: Hasha Sasitharan
  • 2019 Up and Comer Award Winner: Nikia Fleischhacker

Volunteer Award

  • 2019 Volunteer Award Winner: John Knotek
  • 2018 Volunteer Award Winner: Karen Woodfield

Additionally, the Annual Conference Spirit Award is awarded at each conference, with nominations taking place at the conference.

  • 2023 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Brittany Sikesdi
  • 2019 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Rick Keeler
  • 2018 Conference Spirit Award Winner: Geoff Shields

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Conference Photos

Enjoy these images of networking, fellowship, and awards from past CIAA conferences across North America. Contact to request copies.

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The CIAA's mission is to connect and engage insurance professionals and organizations through thought leadership and enhancement of financial management and insurance accounting.

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