Childhood Studies Conference

The main event organized by the Society is the annual/bi-annual Childhood Studies –Conference that was organized for the first time in 2009 in Tampere, Finland.

The next Childhood Studies Conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland, in 2024.


X Conference on Childhood Studies
15. – 17.5. 2024 in Helsinki, Finland

X Conference on Childhood Studies in 2024 is organized by the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies, Itla Children’s Foundation and The Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Link to conference webpage: The X Conference on Childhood Studies | University of Helsinki


Conference theme: Childhood and Communities

Upcoming timelines:


  • 1 December: Abstract submission begins 


  • 2 January: Registration begins (Early-Bird fee is applied)
  • 2 February: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 26 February: Notification of acceptance
  • 27 February: Extended deadline for call for papers
  • 5 March: The notification of acceptance on abstracts submitted in extended call 
  • 27 March: Early-Bird registration closes
  • 28 March – 31 April: Regular registration fee applied
  • 1 May onwards: Late registration fee is applied
  • 15th – 17th May: Conference