Welcome


The 8th International Conference on Population Geographies was held at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from the 30th June to the 3rd July 2015. The Conference was attended by over 200 delegates from 36 countries.  We would like to thank all who attended who helped make this Conference a success.



The ICPG is one of the foremost international gatherings of population geographers and spatial demographers. It has been held at two year intervals since the first meeting at the University of St Andrews in 2001. Subsequent conferences were held in Sweden, the USA, Hong Kong, England and the Netherlands. This is the first occasion the Conference has been hosted in the southern hemisphere.

The Conference provides a unique opportunity for population scholars to engage with colleagues from around the world, share their research, explore innovative ideas and new developments, and contribute to the discipline. The meeting has a particular focus on the spatial dimension of population processes, dynamics and impacts. Reflecting this focus, the 2015 Conference theme is:

The Spatial Dimensions of Population

Submissions were invited on a range of topics including the dynamics and spatial patterns of population change, fertility, mortality, internal and international migration, families and households, demographic forecasting and population policy.

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