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POPFest 2009 at LSE – The Spatial Extension of Everyday Life

I will be at the POPFest 2009 tomorrow, presenting elements of my research work under the title
UrbanDiary – The Spatial Extension of Everyday Life
I will be focusing on the method and the first trial with the GPS data collection, specifically on the individual level. This will mainly focus then on the mental maps and individual perception of routine and space.
The presentation can be seen here as a preview.

The POPFest 2009 is this year at LSE in London, from July 2nd to July 4th. It is a platform for mainly postgrad students to show and discuss their work.
“POPFEST is a population studies conference organised by postgraduates for postgraduates with the aim of providing a relaxed, supportive environment for students to come together to present work and discuss ideas. This is a great opportunity to meet other students studying in the same area, practice your presentation skills and get some useful feedback from your peers.

The conference provides a forum for postgraduate students studying any aspect of population in disciplines including Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy and other related fields. Presenters have an excellent opportunity to discuss their work in front of their peers and have a chance to get feedback and ideas from fellow researchers. Those not wishing to present can get an idea of the sort of research being conducted by their peers and make valuable contacts for the future.

POPFEST is an ideal spring-board for all postgraduates regardless of their stage of research providing an opportunity to practice ones presentation skills, whether as a paper or poster display, before facing more demanding academic conferences.

PopFest has survived over the past 14 years due to the support and good will of the postgraduate community and the BSPS. For PopFest to continue this support and enthusiasm is essential. The BSPS is very keen to ensure the development of postgraduate population research through PopFest and has confirmed its continuing support to the conference. ”

This years Timetable.