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» 2nd Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Population Footprints 25-26 May 2011, The Mermaid Conference Centre, London EC4V 3DB

Registration is now open for this major UCL and Leverhulme Trust symposium on human population growth and global carrying capacity to be held in London on Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 May 2011. The deadline for poster submissions is 21st February 2011.

The symposium will aim to provoke debate on themes often regarded as simply too controversial and difficult to be tackled through rational analysis, with sessions addressing:

  • The likely causes and effects of both northern and southern population migration in the 21st century
  • The most appropriate public policy responses to projected changes in population dynamics, and common ground for meaningful dialogue
  • The most important determinants of population growth and how to prepare for it
  • How paradigms of gender and sexual rights should be developed to meet the challenges
  • The medium term implications of different global patterns in ageing
  • The 'fair' and sustainable level of carbon emission for each person

The themes will be discussed by an impressive list of internationally renowned speakers from universities, NGOs and civil societies, multinational and government agencies. You are invited to register through the website as soon as possible.  

Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues

They are offering three full scholarships (travel, accommodation and conference fee) to the best three poster submissions from the global south and a further three from the UK. Limited funds are also available to subsidise delegates from developing countries - please indicate on your registration form if you may need help with travel or registration costs. To ensure active involvement outside the UK, the conference will be 'streamed' live, and we will have a Twitter feed to encourage participation from outside the symposium .