Final call for papers – PopFest 2012, Loughborough University

Final call for papers – PopFest 2012, Loughborough University
21st-23rd June 2012 (Abstract deadline 20th March)

PopFest is an annual population studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. To celebrate the 20th annual PopFest, the conference in 2012 will reflect on the past 20 years of population studies and look forward to the challenges facing population studies in the next 20 years. PopFest welcomes representatives from various disciplines such as Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy, Energy and other related fields.

All research projects, completed or in progress, relating to population studies will be welcomed. Professor John Stillwell from the University of Leeds will be the keynote speaker for the event reflecting on increasing ethnic diversity of the UK population over the last 20 years. Professor John Stillwell’s research interests include internal and international population migration, geographical information systems (GIS), and regional development and planning.
Sir Jonathon Porritt, founder director of “Forum for the Future” and former chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission will deliver a plenary exploring the “next 20 years”, considering  future challenges to populations.  Sir Jonathon is anenvironmentalist and writer, dedicating his time to advising, campaigning, broadcasting and lecturing.

For further details on how to submit a paper or poster presentation please see our website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/gy/popfest/index.html