Call for 2021 IPC Host Country candidates


The IUSSP invites national population associations to consider hosting the XXIX International Population Conference in 2021. 


If you or other members of your national association are interested in hosting the 2021 International Population Conference, please contact IUSSP Secretary France Meslé ( or Executive Director, Mary Ellen Zuppan ( to ask for additional information and/or let us know of your interest.


Considering four years is now the minimum amount of time required to adequately organize such a meeting and assure the availability of conference facilities, formal bid proposals will be requested for 15 March 2017, but in the meantime, expressions of interest are welcome.


Information on hosting the International Population Conference:

The IUSSP organises the International Population Conference once every four years in collaboration with a host country institution. This is a major international event that draws population specialists, policy makers, academics and government officials from around the world to present the latest population research and discuss pressing global and regional population issues.


Host country organisers can be governmental or private institutions, a national population association, or a group of institutions. A multi-country collaboration can also be proposed. The host country organiser is expected to handle local arrangements and costs for the Conference. Costs range between 2-3 million USD depending on costs of services and facilities in the host country.

The final proposal should include a description of host country facilities and how the host country will organise the event making sure to address all host country requirements listed in the guidelines; a budget of host country costs; and, a list of secured and potential donors to support the bid and/or a fundraising plan.


For more information please read:

-          the IUSSP Conference Planning Guidelines.

-          the IUSSP Brochure  “Become a host country organizer of the International Population Conference”.

-          the international population conference web page.