The 20th Nordic Demographic Symposium will be held on June 14–16, 2017 in Turku (Åbo), on the southwest coast of Finland. The biennial symposium brings together researchers, students and other experts especially from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The main theme of the NDS2017 is Demography and Social Inequalities. The invited keynote speakers will address social inequalities from different perspectives, but the parallel sessions will include presentations from all main areas of demographic research (see themes). The symposium is organised by the Finnish Demographic Society in collaboration with the University of Turku Department of Social Research, TITA Research consortium, and Institute of Migration.

The abstract submission is now closed, but you are welcome to participate without a paper. The registration will open on 1 March 2017. For those who submitted abstracts: thank you all! Our scientific programme team is at work and will send the notifications of acceptance by 1 March.

Important dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 February 2017
Notification of acceptance of presentations to regular and poster sessions 1 March 2017
Registration opens 1 March 2017
Early-bird registration & payment by 20 March 2017
Registration for presenters by 20 April 2017
Submission of final abstracts by 20 April 2017
The Symposium 14–16 June 2017

Symposium fees (non-refundable, includes the scientific programme, the conference dinner, reception, lunches and coffees):
Early bird: 210€
After 20 March 2017: 260€
Undergraduate students 110€

Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @NDS2017 to stay informed. Our contact email address is nds2017 [at] utu.fi.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Turku in June 2017.

Sincerely, the Organising Team:
Marika Jalovaara (Head), University of Turku
Hanna Remes (Head of the Scientific Programme Team), University of Helsinki
Vesa-Matti Paasivaara (Conference secretary), University of Turku
Jani Erola, University of Turku
Tuomas Martikainen, Institute of Migration
Hanna Rinne, Rehabilitation Foundation
Karri Silventoinen, University of Helsinki
Ismo Söderling, Institute of Migration

Another event of interest to demographers, The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference will be held in Turku 12–13 June, that is, just before the Symposium. For more, please visit the conference website.