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The IUSSP International Population Conference is the world’s largest international scientific conference on population and demography. The conference brings together researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and from across the globe, to present and discuss the latest research on a broad range of contemporary population issues.

At the invitation of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP), the 29th International Population Conference (IPC2021) was to take place entirely in Hyderabad, India from 5-10 December 2021 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, IPC2021 will now be a hybrid conference, with a small number of in-person sessions in India, while most sessions will be virtual.

The virtual conference will offer around-the-clock sessions to enable participants from around the world to present new research and meet with colleagues. All sessions will be available on-demand as video recordings. Opportunities to meet, discuss and interact virtually with colleagues will be provided. To enable the organizers to schedule sessions, all those submitting papers will be asked to indicate the country and time zone from where they will make their presentation.

There will also be an in-person component to the conference that will take place in Hyderabad India 5-6 December 2021. This will include the inaugural session on 5 December, and eight India day sessions on 6 December.  Participants working on population issues in India interested in presenting their work at India Day sessions either in-person or virtually should submit an abstract to the India Day theme in the Call for Papers. Submissions to these sessions may include any of the themes outlined in the call.

Now Accepting Submissions

If you are working in population and related fields, you are warmly invited to submit an abstract of recent research for presentation in an oral or poster session.

All abstracts must be submitted online via this site. Individuals can submit no more than 2 abstracts. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2021. To submit you will be asked to log in with the email and password you use for the IUSSP website or create a new user account. (You do not need to be a member to submit a paper.) Once you have begun a submission you can always return later to complete it up until the deadline of 15 May.  

Submissions must include a short, 200-word abstract and an extended (2-4-page) summary describing the topic including theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. Authors should select the theme that is closest to the topic of the paper and select up to 4 additional keywords to ensure that the abstract is assigned to the appropriate reviewers. Those submitting abstracts relating to the pandemic may submit to any of the themes and should select COVID-19 as a keyword.

All submissions will be reviewed by 2 anonymous experts on the topic area. Theme conveners will select abstracts for inclusion in the programme based on reviews and the paper’s relevance/ appropriateness for sessions created in the theme.


Important Dates

March 1, 2021. Website open for submissions

May 15, 2021. Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts

September 15, 2021.  Deadline to submit Sponsored Research Leader Session propositions

September 15, 2021.  Author notification for papers and posters

September 15, 2021.  Website opens for Conference Registration and financial assistance applications

October 15, 2021.  Deadline for presenting authors to register to confirm programme slots

November 1, 2021.  Expiration of reduced early bird registration fee

December 5, 2021.  Conference Opening Ceremony


Reference Documents

IPC 2021 Website