Organized by PhD students for PhD students, PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference with the aim to bring together researchers from different Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Human Geography, Urban and Landscape Planning, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Politics and other related fields. The Annual Population Postgraduate Conference provides a friendly, international environment for postgraduate students to present and discuss their work, chair sessions, and network. Theoretical as well as empirical topics include - but are not limited to: families, fertility, migration, mobility, inequality, health and methods.

PopFest is traditionally organized in conjunction with the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS). For the second time in its 24-year-long history, PopFest will leave the UK and take place in Stockholm, Sweden. PopFest 2017 will be hosted by Stockholm University’s Demography Unit (SUDA), the Department of Sociology, the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), and the Department of Human Geography.  


Keynote Speakers

The PopFest Committee is more than happy to announce that keynotes this year will be held by:

Gunnar Andersson, Stockholm University, SUDA

David Card, University of California, Berkeley


Conference Program

You can now find the program here: PopFest 2017 Program (1232 Kb) .


Conference Reception

The City of Stockholm will host this years PopFest Conference Reception at City Hall.


Call for Papers

Abstracts for both oral presentations and poster sessions are welcome. Please note that the deadline is February 3rd, 2017.

Find the Call for Papers here: Call for Papers PopFest 2017 (369 Kb) , and submit an abstract here.

Travel Bursaries

BSPS intends to offer travel bursaries for Popfest 2017 and will make a further announcement shortly after the close of the call for papers.

The avaliability of additional travel bursaries by the committee will be announced in time for the registration deadline.

Conference Venue and directions

You can find more information on the conference venue here


Contact us

Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Stockholm!

PopFest 2017 Organizing Committee

Kathrin Morosow
Andrea Monti
Klara Capkova
Rosa Weber
Anni Erlandsson
Linus Andersson
Margarita Chudnovskaya
Louisa Vogiazides