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Call for Papers: BSPS Annual Conference 2019


The British Society for Population Studies holds an annual conference in a different venue each September.



The call for papers for the 2019 BSPS Conference is now open. Submit online at:

The 2019 BSPS Conference will be held at University Hall, Cardiff University, 9-11 September. All Conference sessions will be on site, where Conference catering & accommodation will also be available. Booking forms will be available from late May, together with a provisional timetable. The plenary theme of the Conference will be ‘An ageing population: opportunities and challenges’.   

There will be a full programme of simultaneous strand sessions of submitted papers: proposals and abstracts for papers & posters are invited across the entire demographic & population studies spectrum. (Submissions should have a demographic or population studies focus.) Whilst submissions for oral presentation should include some results, it is appreciated that these may be preliminary at the time of submission.

Viability of sessions suggested within strands will depend on sufficient submissions being received.

Information updates on the Conference will be posted here as available.  

Please submit online by midnight on Monday 29 April. A short abstract of up to 250 words is required, which should cover research question, methods, data, preliminary results & potential applications. Extended abstracts can be sent separately & are optional, but will help in the final selection of papers: up to 4 double-spaced A4 sheets in PDF format only may be emailed to pic [at] with ‘BSPS extended abstract’ and the intended strand or session in the title line. Extended abstracts are not a substitute for formal online submissions: this process should still be completed. Strand organizers may request further details of a submission before final decisions are made. Short abstracts will appear on the Conference website. Extended abstracts are for information purposes only.

Choose an appropriate strand or session and submit online at:

If you are unable to submit online, please contact pic [at] for alternative arrangements.

Oral & poster submissions are given equal weight. Final decisions on papers & posters accepted for presentation will be emailed to submitting authors by late May.

In addition to strands and sessions inviting submissions, there will also be a couple of closed sessions, for which submissions are not being sought, plus training sessions: these will be advised in the preliminary programme, available in late May. Offers of additional training sessions would also be very welcome.