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 2016

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 September, University of Winchester 


Call for Conference session proposals 2016 

BSPS Council invites members & non-members to suggest ideas for innovative strands & Conference sessions. BSPS is keen to encourage innovative formats, such as panels, forums, training sessions, sessions with discussant, discussions or workshops. Proposals for organisers or offers to organise or lead training sessions would be very welcome. Please be as specific as possible when filling in information on the following page. 

An individual contributed session would allow a co-ordinated consideration of a single topic and would be allocated 90 minutes to include 3-4 presentations & time for questions. Strands would include multiple sessions. Strand or session themes might be focussed on a methodological or substantive topic or a specific data set. Organisers would be able to solicit offers of presentations, or may have these in mind already. All submissions would be made via the Conference online submission form, either individually or as a set. When the call for papers has closed, organisers of strands would take responsibility for selecting suitable submissions for oral presentation & for organising chairs for individual sessions. They would liaise with session organisers as necessary: sessions may be integrated into existing strands if appropriate, by agreement. 

If you would like to contribute your ideas, please complete the form below and return to by Friday 8 January 2016.   

Conference attendance is at the presenter’s expense, although student members presenting a paper or poster may be eligible to apply for a bursary. 

Provisional timetable: 

Closing date for proposals:                                                              Friday 8 January 2016

Call for papers & posters issued:                                                     Mid-January 2016

Closing date for paper & poster submissions:                                  Tuesday 12 April 2016

Early-bird registration rate ends                                                      Friday 29 July 2016

Conference booking closes:                                                             Friday 2 September 




  • Name



  • Contact details (email preferred)



  • Suggested session, strand or other proposal – (a strand implies there would be more than one session). Please provide a title & outline description of 20-30 words, suitable for use in the call for papers. If you wish to provide further details, please do so in addition to the outline description.



  • Are you willing to organise? If not, do you have an alternative suggestion or nomination?