Spring CPS Conference 2022: Preliminary Program

This update serves to provide you with greater details on what to expect of the 2022 CPS Annual Conference and hopefully spark your interest for the many exciting events to come.

Call for Late Breaker Poster Submissions

As we are aware than many of you have experienced delays related to the pandemic in the conduct of your research (notably due to RDC labs closures), which may have prevented you from submitting an abstract earlier in the year, we are inviting late-breaker abstracts for our poster session!

Please send your abstracts by April 22 to cps.cfa2022@gmail.com. Note that, if accepted, your poster will need to be submitted by May 3 to ensure enough time to program into Gather.town.


The Annual Meetings registration is now live. All participants are invited to register here before April 15. 

Conference Schedule

Meeting dates and times (by time zone) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 

1:30PM-8:00PM (NDT)

12:30PM-7:00PM (ADT) 

11:30AM-6:00PM (EDT) 

10:30AM-5:00PM (CDT) 

9:30AM-4:00PM (MDT) 

8:30AM-3:00PM (PDT)  

Wednesday, May 11, 2022  

1:30PM-7:30PM (NDT)

12:30PM-6:30PM (ADT) 

11:30AM-5:30PM (EDT) 

10:30AM-4:30PM (CDT) 

9:30AM-3:30PM (MDT) 

8:30AM-2:30PM (PDT)  

Thursday, May 12, 2022 

1:30PM-7:30PM (NDT)

12:30PM-6:30PM (ADT) 

11:30AM-5:30PM (EDT) 

10:30AM-4:30PM (CDT) 

9:30AM-3:30PM (MDT) 

8:30AM-2:30PM (PDT)  

Preliminary program: The preliminary 2022 CPS Conference Program is now available on our website.

Featured SessionsThis year we will feature two special census data sessions. You do not want to miss them!

  • On Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, come hear the latest results out of Statistics Canada’s 2021 census.
  • On Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, a session jointly held with CAnD3 will feature panelists from the Canadian and U.S. censuses.

Paper SessionsThis year’s annual meeting will consist of nine paper sessions, each of which will provide you insight into the cutting-edge research in population science. The 75 minutes session panels will be comprised of a chairperson and up to five paper presentations. Each presentation will last approximately 10-12 minutes. Comprehensive instructions regarding the session process will be shared with chairs and presenters by April 15.

Poster Session & SocialFollowing last year’s successful pilot, we will hold once again this year’s poster session and social on https://gather.town/. Gather.town is an innovative video calling software which allows participants to wander through a virtual room and poster session and interact with poster presenters. We will ensure that all presenters are fully supported in their participation on that platform with comprehensive instructions and practice sessions. 

Graduate Student WorkshopThe students have elected to hold a career development seminar. We are in the process of organizing this session and reaching out to panelists with diverse career experiences.

General AssemblyThis will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 1:00 pm -2:15 pm (EDT). This event will feature our annual award presentation and voting on motions. Please plan on attending this important meeting to help us reach quorum. A package will be sent to members at least a week in advance of General Assembly.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the CPS Annual Meeting!

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, CPS Vice-President and Program Chair

Kaitlin Conway, Student Representative to Council and CPS 2022 Program Assistant