PopFest 2015: The 23rd Annual Population Conference
Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 July 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
Plymouth University is pleased to host the 23rd annual PopFest conference from the 6th to the 8th of July, 2015. PopFest is an annual multidisciplinary population studies conference for postgraduate students, organised by postgraduates. The event provides a forum for postgraduate students studying any aspect of population in a range of disciplines including Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy and other related fields. PopFest aims to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for students to come together to present their work and discuss ideas. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students in the same area, practice presentation skills and get feedback from peers. For those not wishing to present, it is a good chance to be up to date with ongoing research and for social networking.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Naomi Tyrrell, Plymouth University and Oliver O’Brien, UCL. Naomi’s work focuses on family migration processes and children's geographies. Oliver investigates and implements new ways of visualising spatial data, particularly on transport data and London.
Two workshops on the topics of ‘getting published’ and ‘careers in academia’ will also be running during the event.
Abstracts for oral presentations and poster sessions are both welcome. PopFest also gives postgraduates the opportunity to chair sessions, if you are interested in chairing a session please contact us.
Submissions are invited on all themes relating to the study of populations including (but not limited to):
Migration/mobility and integration
Childhood and youth
Fertility, contraception, sexual and reproductive behaviour and rights
Data uses and methodological approaches in population studies
Household and family demography
Social participation and active citizenship
Abstract submission details
To Submit an abstract for the conference please go to:
and complete the survey
- Words limit: no more than 300 words.
- All presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
Abstract submission deadline - 12 March 2015
Notification of acceptance by – 27 April 2015
Early bird registration deadline – 1 May 2015
Final registration deadline – 15 June 2015
For further details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
POPFEST is a population studies conference organised by postgraduates for postgraduates with the aim of providing a relaxed, supportive environment for students to come together to present work and discuss ideas. This is a great opportunity to meet other students studying in the same area, practice your presentation skills and get some useful feedback from your peers.
The conference provides a forum for postgraduate students studying any aspect of population in disciplines including Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy and other related fields. Presenters have an excellent opportunity to discuss their work in front of their peers and have a chance to get feedback and ideas from fellow researchers. Those not wishing to present can get an idea of the sort of research being conducted by their peers and make valuable contacts for the future.
POPFEST is an ideal spring-board for all postgraduates regardless of their stage of research providing an opportunity to practice ones presentation skills, whether as a paper or poster display, before facing more demanding academic conferences.
PopFest has survived over the past 14 years due to the support and good will of the postgraduate community and the BSPS. For PopFest to continue this support and enthusiasm is essential. The BSPS is very keen to ensure the development of postgraduate population research through PopFest and has confirmed its continuing support to the conference.