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Make the International Population Conference in Cape Town a memorable event


From 29 October to 4 November, the IUSSP will organize the 28th International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with Statistics South Africa. It will be the first time the quadrennial Conference takes place in Sub-Saharan Africa. We invite all IUSSP members to contribute to its success.



1. Submit a proposal for an oral or poster communication (3 maximum per person) before 15 December 2016, the deadline for the call for submissions. We are currently adding the finishing touches to the submission website which will be accessible from the IUSSP home page and Conference website. Those submitting papers will be asked to login with their IUSSP identification (email address) and password. Non-IUSSP members can also submit after they create an IUSSP user account. We will send out an announcement as soon as the submission website is open. You can, however, begin to consult the list of themes and topics. The Theme conveners and session organizers will select papers to include in the programme before 15 April 2017.They will be assisted in their task by the advice of over 100 reviewers we have recruited to help in the review and evaluation of all submissions. 


2. Spread information about the Conference to your colleagues and students. Encourage them to visit the Conference website, join the IUSSP, and submit a proposal for an oral or poster communication.  


3. Encourage scientific institutions and research consortiums to sponsor a session or advertise their work through the many sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities offered by the South African National Organizing Committee (NOC), which you can read about in the Exhibition and Sponsorship brochure.


New for the 28th Conference, the IUSSP invites institutions and those responsible for collaborative research projects to consider organizing a session for the official scientific programme of the conference. A session in the regular programme will ensure high visibility to demographers and population researchers. Approximately 20 session slots have been set aside for these sessions. Proposed sessions must have an international or regional dimension and include participants from different institutions and countries.  A title for  the session along with a short description of the topic, list of participants (ideally 4-5 presenters and a session chair), and the title and abstract if appropriate for each presentation should be submitted before 15 January 2017 so that it can be reviewed by the International Organizing Committee.


IUSSP also offers the possibility for organizations to sponsor a theme, session, or group of sessions. The name of the sponsoring organization will be advertised in the Scientific Programme and will appear on signage for the session as well as PowerPoint slides for communications presented in the sponsored sessions. 


Organizations interested in these sponsorship opportunities are requested to contribute a minimum donation of 10,000 USD/9,000 Euros, which will be used to finance the participation of students and researchers from developing countries to attend the Conferences. For more information, please contact the Conference Secretary, Mary Ellen Zuppan.  


4. Organize a side meeting, training workshop or other side event before or after the conference. Side meeting rooms will be available all day before the Conference on Saturday and Sunday 28-29 October and after the Conference on Saturday 4 November. During the Conference there will be slots available in the evenings after the plenary session from 19:00 to 21:00. (See Side Meetings at IPC2017).  


5. Above all, come in large numbers to Cape Town in the middle of the South African Spring of 2017. Share with the community of population specialists your research, your ideas, and questions. Profit from this exceptional occasion to exchange ideas and communicate with researchers and population experts from all generations from around the globe.




  • The website for submissions of papers for the International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 October-4 November 2017, will open shortly. The deadline for submissions will be 15 December 2016.