Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), 1-3 July 2024 

We are delighted to announce that the 12th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July 2024 at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland).


The International Conference on Population Geographies is a biennial gathering of population geographers, spatial demographers and others interested in presenting papers and sharing ideas on spatial population issues. The ICPG provides a unique opportunity for population scholars to engage with colleagues from around the world, share their research, explore innovative ideas and new developments, and contribute to the discipline. Previous ICPGs have been hosted at St Andrews, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Hanover (USA), Umea, Groningen, Brisbane, Seattle, Loughborough, and online in Tokyo. 


Submissions are invited on a range of topics including, but not exclusively: the dynamics and spatial patterns of population change, fertility, mortality, internal and international migration, families and households, socio-spatial inequalities, demographic forecasting, and population policy.


Belfast is a vibrant and welcoming city, and provides a hub for exploring the beautiful landscapes of Northern Ireland. Queen's University ( is situated on a stunning campus in the south of the city. 


Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin. You can fly direct to Belfast from over 20 European cities and a number of locations in the USA. Dublin airport offers more possibilities by air, and is less than two hours away from Belfast via a direct bus. 


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More information on ICPG 2024 will follow in due course, but for now please save the date!


We look forward to welcoming you to Belfast!