Deadlines & Milestones

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Preliminary Milestones

  • September 6th – Team registration opens (get insider information on themes and scenario topics)
  • September 14th – 2018 John Hanson Memorial MTF Educator Math Grants due
  • September 20th – 2018 John Hanson Memorial MTF Educator Math Grant recipients announced
  • November 11th – Team registration closes.

Challenge Introduction: Scenario Response Topics (November – December 2018)

All teams will receive 3 scenarios including a written scenario description, data-set, and a series of 10 or more questions which they will need to respond to. Teams passing the scenario response phase will move on to the research and report phase.

  • November 12th – Scenario responses released
  • December 6th – Scenario responses due
  • December 12th – Semi-finalists announced

Research & Reports (December 2018 – February 2019)

Teams must identify one way in which they think the technology theme will change the future. They must research the topic, identify data, and develop mathematical models to characterize the expected change. Teams will receive guidance from actuary mentors during this phase in two virtual meetings with their assigned mentor. Teams will submit their research and results in the form of a written report.

  • December 18th – Semi-finalist team mentors announced
  • January X – Team mentor meeting 1 (exact dates worked out with your mentor)
  • February X – Team mentor meeting 2 (exact dates worked out with your mentor)
  • February 19th – Reports due
  • March 6th – Finalists announced

3. Symposium Presentations (April 2019)

The top teams selected by the judging panel will be brought to the MTF Symposium in Chicago, IL to present their final work to a live judging panel of leading actuaries. The final scholarship awards will be announced at the conclusion of the symposium.

  • April 5th – Updated finalist reports & presentations due
  • April 11-12th – MTF symposium
    • Final presentations and judging
    • Announcement of “Modeling the Future Scholars”.