I had not previously heard of the BSPS until invited to attend this conference. I therefore had no previous knowledge of what to expect, but it seemed important to attend, particularly in the context that details from the 2021 census are now becoming available. In the event, there was relatively little discussion of the census, although many other topics were covered in what was a very busy 48 hours; offering a total of more than 50 separate events to be attended – 47 breakout sessions, 3 plenaries, a poster session and a quiz! To say nothing of the refreshment breaks, the meals and the various other opportunities to network.
So, this report provides only a brief insight into the meeting. For full details of the conference please see the programme. From that you will note that there were a total of 185 different papers provided within the breakout sessions. It is therefore quite impossible to cover anything other than a small part of the event and I have concentrated on covering a few highlights, as I observed them. To see my review, please click BSPS Conference Report.