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IPC2017 Research Leader Sessions

Deadline to submit a proposal: 1 March 2017

For the first time, the IUSSP is offering the opportunity for a limited number of organizations working in the population field to organize a 90-minute session as part of the regular scientific programme of the conference. This is a unique opportunity to highlight research on population issues carried out or supported by your institution to the global community of leading population scholars and policy makers who will be attending the Conference. 


Highlight your institution's demographic and population research by sponsoring a Research Leader Session.  



  • Influence the impact of scientific evidence on crucial issues facing the world today.
  • Raise the global visibility of your organization, accessing 2,000 participants from over 130 countries.
  • Establish more opportunities for your evidence to influence policy challenges, public debate and planning to ensure sustainable development.
  • Build the next generation of leaders in population research and invest in the practice of population studies globally.


The International Organizing Committee (IOC) has set aside, for this purpose, a limited number of session slots in the programme. In exchange for these slots, the IOC requests that institutions provide, in addition to supporting the attendance of speakers in their session, a donation of US$10,000 USD/ €9,000.



  • Sessions should address a population topic, drawing on scientific research in the population field.
  • Topics should have an international or regional focus and include presenters from more than one country. 
  • Policy-oriented sessions are also welcome.
  • Minimum donation of US$10,000 USD/ €9,000. Funds will be used to support developing country scholars to attend the Conference.



Please contact IUSSP Executive Director Mary Ellen Zuppan ( in advance to agree on a thematic package. 


The final proposal should be submitted to the IOC by 1 March 2017


The proposal should include:

  • proposed topic
  • description of the session (200 words) 
  • format of the session (debate, round-table, interview, etc.)
  • list of presenters (4-5 speakers and a chair) 
  • list of communications to be included in the session, along with the name, institutional affiliations and email addresses of speakers and session chair.