The 25th Annual Postgraduate Population Studies Conference, PopFest2017, took place at Stockholm University between May 31 and June 2. It was the second time in history the conference left the UK, the usual host country. Almost 50 doctoral students met to network and exchange ideas about their research in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. Delegates from more than 30 different universities, spread across Asia, Europe, North America, Scandinavia and UK contributed to the conference with oral or poster presentation as well as vibrant discussions. A big THANK YOU goes to all involved in organizing the conference as well as attending. Without the engaging talks, presentations and discussion the conference would not have been the success it was.