Call for papers – Children of the noughties: a conference to celebrate 21 years of the Millennium Cohort Study

13 - 14 Jun 2023

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a scientific conference to celebrate 21 years of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). The event will take place on 13 and 14 June 2023 at the Hallam Conference Centre, London. The Call for papers closes on Monday 30 January 2023 at 9am.

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Event details


Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June 2023


Day one: 09:00 – 17:00 GMT followed by a networking drinks reception
Day two: 09:00 – 14:00 GMT


Will open in early 2023


Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ

About the event

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), is following the lives of around 19,000 people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-02.

The cohort have been reaching the milestone age of 21 at a particularly turbulent time in British history. The early 20s are an exceptionally dynamic period of life, traditionally characterised by five transitions – in employment, education, partnerships, fertility and residence. This generation, however, is facing unprecedented times as it navigates these major life transitions, with the cost-of-living crisis following on from extensive educational and employment disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside growing societal concern over both climate change and political polarisation.

This conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the wide ranging and policy-relevant longitudinal research that has been generated using MCS data over the past 21 years, to hear about new research findings, and to learn about the upcoming Millennium Cohort Study Age 22 Sweep.

Event details

Location: Hallam Conference Centre (map)

Day one
Tuesday 13 June 2022, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT followed by networking drinks reception
Day two
Wednesday 14 June 2022, 09:00 – 14:00 GMT

Registration will open in early 2023.
Early career researchers (including PhD students): Free to attend
All other registrations: £25 VAT.

Call for papers guidance

Deadline for submission: 9am on Monday 30 January 2023
• Successful submissions announced on Friday 10 February 2023

We welcome submissions from researchers across all sectors and career stages. Your work should use Millennium Cohort Study data and/or data from other longitudinal studies that originated around the new millennium.

Submissions may include substantive research topics and research methods. Studies involving cross-study or intergenerational comparisons, or analyses of linked data, are all welcome.

You can submit an abstract for a single paper, or propose a symposium of three to four papers from different speakers that you will chair. Please use additional forms for multiple individual submissions and the second form for symposium submissions.

The online form will ask for the following information:
• Your name
• Your institution/organisation
• Your email address
• Names of any additional speakers or co-authors
• Presentation title
• Abstract (max. 2,500 characters, incl. spaces)

View the submission page
View the submission page for a symposium
(opens a Microsoft Forms submission page – note you cannot save your progress)

When reviewing your submission, the Programme Committee will be asked to consider:

  • Is the research based on MCS cohort data and/or another longitudinal study that originated around the new millennium?
  • What is the scientific quality of the research?
  • Does the submission include key results?
  • Has the research had impact outside the scientific community, or does it have the potential for impact?

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