2017 International Population Conference – Cape Town, South Africa

Posted by Share-Net NL on May 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

Date: 29 October 2016 to 4 November 2017. 
Location: Cape Town, South Africa. 


Statistics South Africa, on behalf of the Republic of South Africa, will host the 28thInternational Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 29 October to 4 November 2017.

The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena.

The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions.

The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.

Presentations in scientific sessions, oral and poster, will be selected through a peer-review submission process. All researchers and population specialists are warmly invited to submit a paper or poster proposal and to plan on attending this event.


The languages of the 2017 Conference will be English and French; interpretation for the hearing impaired will be offered at the plenary sessions.


The conference is organised as a joint collaboration between the host country, whose National Organising Committee is led by Statistics South Africa, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.


Online registration will start on 15 April 2017. All persons attending the Conference are expected to register online and pay either by credit card via a secure server on the Internet or pay by cheque in Euro or US dollars. Early registration is advised since the registration fees increase after 15 September 2017. Participants will also be able to register onsite in Cape Town.Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. The following rates apply:


IUSSP Members: 400 €
Non-members: 600 €
Population scientists residing in South Africa: ZAR 2450
Full-time students enrolled at a South African University: ZAR 660
IUSSP Student Members: 150 €
Accompanying persons: 150 €


IUSSP Members: 500 €
Non-members: 700 €
Population scientists residing in South Africa: ZAR 2950
Full-time students enrolled at a South African University: ZAR 770
IUSSP Student Members: 200 €
Accompanying persons: 200 €


All participants are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from their own institutions, other national bodies, local representatives of international donors, international institutions and foundations active in the population field. While the IUSSP and the NOC hope to provide a limited number of travel awards, priority for these awards will be given to participants from low-income countries whose paper or poster has been accepted for the scientific programme, or who are serving as chair or discussant, and who are IUSSP members in good standing. Procedures for applying for financial assistance will be provided to all participants on the scientific programme.

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