The conference

The NEPS conference series of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) brings together scientists from different disciplines and from different stages of their academic careers to discuss current projects in educational research. The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) sets the thematic framework with its six panel cohorts covering the entire life span and with its focuses on competence development, educational processes in different learning environments, educational decisions and social inequality, acquisition of education, returns to education, as well as motivational and personality-related aspects.

For the nineth time now, the LIfBi cordially invites the scientific community to an international NEPS conference. Empirical contributions on all mentioned topics, including methodological issues, are appreciated. Contributions are not limited to analyses of NEPS data. Findings based on other data sources – preferably longitudinal studies – are also welcome. The schedule will include paper as well as poster presentations and the traditional award ceremony for the best NEPS publication of the past year. Conference language is English, participation ist free of charge. The event takes place on site at the LIfBi facilities in Bamberg.

Where and when?

The conference will take place on December 5 and 6, 2024 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg.

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)
Wilhelmsplatz 3
96047 Bamberg


There is no conference fee to pay. Participants are asked to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Call for Papers

The abstract should contain a brief description of the research question, the data source used, the theoretical approach and the most important results in a maximum of 400 words. Also indicate the title of the contribution, the name and institutional affiliation of the presenter(s), and the preferred format as paper or poster presentation.

Please send your abstract, preferably as Word file, to
Deadline for submission is September 15, 2024.

Call for Papers


Registration opens August 1, 2024.


Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2024 bis Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2024
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)
Interested readers
free of charge