Annual conference

The British Society for Population Studies holds an annual conference in a different venue each September. Programmes, abstracts, and reports of previous conferences can be accessed from the relevant link on the left.  

BSPS Annual Conference 2015

Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 September 2015, University of Leeds

The 2015 BSPS Conference will be held at the University of Leeds (main campus), 7-9 September. All Conference sessions will be held on site, where excellent on-site accommodation will also be available at very reasonable cost.

Plenary speakers are announced as Professor John Stillwell (University of Leeds) and Professor Helga de Valk (NIDI & Vrije Universiteit, Brussels).


Call for strands and sessions 2015|

Provisional timetable:

Closing date for proposals for Conference sessions & strands - Friday 9 January 2015

Call for papers & posters issued - Mid-January 2015

Closing date for submission of papers & posters - Wednesday 8 April 2015

Deadline for contributors' registration & early-bird registration rates - Friday 24 July 2015

Conference booking closes - Monday 24 August 2015

Conference - Monday 7 September - Wednesday 9 September 2015

BSPS Council invites members (including new members) and non-members to suggest ideas for individual Conference sessions & strands, and to propose strand & session organisers. Please be as specific as possible in filling in the information on the downloadable form. - see hyperlink.

An individual contributed session will allow a co-ordinated consideration of a single topic and will be allocated 90 minutes to include 3-4 presentations, with time for questions at the end of each presentation or session. Strands will include multiple sessions. Session and strand themes may be focussed on a methodological or substantive topic or a specific data set. The organiser would be able to solicit offers of presentations (or may have these in mind already), which could then be submitted via the conference online submissions form, either individually or as a set. After the close of the call, the organiser would be responsible for advising which papers should be included in the strand or session, and organising a chair(s) for the session(s) (which may be themself, if they are not presenting in the session).

NB: Sessions may be integrated into strands if appropriate, by agreement with session organisers.

Alternatively, BSPS is keen to encourage innovative formats, such as panels, forums, training sessions, sessions with discussant, discussions or workshops. Suggestions for such would be very welcome. Fringe meetings to run in conjunction with Conference will need to be proposed in detail also by 9 January 2015.

If you would like to contribute your ideas, please complete the form (see hyperlink) and return to| by Friday 9 January 2015.

NB: Conference attendance is at the presenter’s expense (although student members presenting a paper or poster are eligible to apply for a bursary).

Call for strands and sessions 2015|  

General & administrative enquiries:   

BSPS Secretariat -| -- 020 7955 7666 (phone) .

Enquiries: BSPS Secretariat, POR.2.01, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Email:| Telephone 020 7955 7666.