IUSSP's International Population Conference (IPC)
The IUSSP organizes the International Population Conference once every four years in a different country, in collaboration with a host country institution. This major international event draws some 2,000 population scholars, policy makers, and government officials from around the world to discuss the latest population research and debate pressing global and regional population issues.
2025 International Population Conference (IPC2025), Brisbane, Australia.
2021 International Population Conference (IPC2021), 5-10 December 2021.
IPC 2021 • Conference papers
New Delhi 1989
Mexico City 1977
Belgrade 1965 (jointly with the 2nd United Nations World Population Conference)
New York 1961
Rio de Janeiro 1955
Rome 1954 (jointly with the 1st United Nations World Population Conference)
New Delhi 1951
Regional or Thematic Conferences
The IUSSP, in co-operation with national professional associations, organised regional conferences in Sydney (1967) for Asia and Oceania; in Bangkok for South East Asia (2002); in Mexico City (1970) and Veracruz (1992) for Latin America; in Accra (1971) and Dakar (1988) for Africa; in Jyväskylä (1987), Paris (1991) and Milan (1995) for Europe and Cairo (1996) for the Arab world.
Two thematic conferences were organised, one on Economic and Demographic Change: Issues for the 1980s held in Helsinki in 1978, and the other on Women's Position and Demographic Change in the Course of Development held in Oslo in 1988. The regional and thematic conferences focus on specific problems relating either to a region or to a particular aspect of demography.
The IUSSP also participates in conferences organized by the Asian Population Association (APA), the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), the Latin-American Population Association (ALAP), the Population Association of America (PAA), the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).