Call for 2029 IPC Host Country candidates


The IUSSP invites national population associations and other national institutions to consider hosting the XXXI International Population Conference in 2029

If you or other members of your national association or institution are interested in hosting the 2029 International Population Conference, please contact IUSSP 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 ensure the availability of conference facilities, formal bid proposals are requested for 15 March 2025, but in the meantime, expressions of interest are welcome. The host country for the 2029 International Population Conference will be announced at the Closing Ceremony at IPC2025 in Brisbane, Australia on 18 July 2025.

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, policymakers, academics and government officials from around the world to present the latest population research and discuss pressing global and regional population issues. Typically, between 1500 and 2000 researchers, policy makers, funders and government representatives attend these conferences.

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

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