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Los Angeles Advanced Pension Conference

Conference Information

The Los Angeles Advanced Pension Conference is designed especially for practicing pension actuaries and TPA retirement plan professionals. This event, in its' second year, combines the best of ACOPA’s Advanced Actuarial Conference and the Los Angeles Regional Conference (LABC). It will focus on networking and education with hands-on learning about current regulatory, legislative, administrative, actuarial and consulting topics from session leaders who are industry experts. The conference is comprised of general sessions and workshops that allow participants to actively engage their peers, and which are solely focused on actuaries and/or TPAs and their unique issues — with a heavy emphasis on actuarial concerns. During this event you will:

  • Explore cutting-edge information with customized solutions.
  • Discuss difficult concepts with nationally renowned educators to create a game plan for your success, and return home reenergized with new skills and solutions you can implement immediately.
  • Engage in exploratory conversations on employee benefit issues with colleagues.

If you attended the ACOPA’s Advanced Actuarial Conference and/or the Los Angeles Regional Conference, then the LA Advanced Pension Conference is designed specifically for you!


January 25-26, 2018
Los Angeles/Universal City, CA


555 Universal Hollywood Drive


Universal City, Calif. 91608 
Tel: 1-818-506-2500

Room Rate: $199/per single or double
Hotel Cut-Off: January 2, 2018


Conference Committee


Conference Committee Co-Chair: 


Angela Barclay, MSPA, Pension Benefits Unlimited, Inc., Irvine, CA

Holly L. Scott, CPC, QKA; Liden, Nestle, Soled & Associates, Westlake Village, CA

Conference Committee: 
Kevin J. Donovan, MSPA, EA,CPA, Pinnacle Plan Design, LLC, Tucson, AZ

James C. Paul, APM; Paul Benefits Law Corp, Gold River, CA

Conferences Co-Chair: 
Judy Miller, MSPA, American Retirement Association, Arlington, VA
ASPPA Staff Liaison:
Melissa Trout, CMP, American Retirement Association, Arlington, VA

About the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA)

All credentialed actuarial members of ASPPA are members of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA). ACOPA is responsible for identifying and addressing the professional development needs of the actuarial membership of ASPPA, including maintaining the actuaries-only listserve, and offering conferences focused primarily on the needs of actuarial members. ACOPA members serve as representatives on other ASPPA committees and subcommittees to enhance the actuarial content of ASPPA’s programs and to bring an actuarial perspective to ASPPA’s strategic planning. ACOPA has primary responsibility for comment letters involving actuarial issues, accomplished through appointing members of the Defined Benefit Subcommittee of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, and preparing formal comments, position papers or other relevant pronouncements that involve regulating authorities outside of Treasury, IRS, DOL, PBGC or SEC (such as FASB).