PopFest 2015: The 23rd Annual Population Postgraduate Conference

Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 July 2015
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
•         Life course
•         Childhood and youth
•         Health
•         Population policies
•         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 click here and complete the survey.

–       Words limit: no more than 300 words.
–       All presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

Important dates
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: events [at] plymouth.ac.uk