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ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum Boldly Goes for Pop-Culture Icon William Shatner

PEARL RIVER, NY and ATLANTA, GA-February 5, 2007- ACORD ( and LOMA announce four-time Emmy nominee and two-time winner, William Shatner will kick off the 2007 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum. 

Shatner's remarkable acting career has spanned more than 50 years and included his film debut in The Brothers Karamazov to his current role as Denny Crane in ABC's hit series, Boston Legal. While his portrayal of Denny Crane garnered him both an Emmy and Golden Globe award in 2005, Shatner is perhaps most recognized for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek. His role as Captain Kirk has made him iconic across generations, a highly-sought after quality for, who approached Shatner to be the site's official spokesperson in 1998 and with whom he still enjoys a successful relationship. 

In addition to his accomplished career on camera, Shatner has authored over 20 best-selling books including "Get a Life!," which takes a satirical look at the cult-like following of Star Trek conventions and the novel series TekWar, which was adapted into a television series on the Sci-Fi Channel. 

The 2007 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum will be held at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 20-22, 2007.  For program updates and announcements, visit  

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Based in New York, ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit insurance association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of standards for the insurance, reinsurance and related financial services industries. With offices in London as well, ACORD accomplishes its mission by remaining an objective, independent advocate for sharing information among diverse platforms. ACORD Standards and services improve efficiency and expand market reach.