NZARM's annual conference is one of the key mechanisms that promote effective communication and transfer of information between members, other resource management practitioners and the community, in relation to resource management.

Conferences are usually of 2-3 days duration and have a mix of paper-style presentations and more practically-oriented field days. The conference is a great place to catch up with colleagues and network in an informal and social environment. A highlight for all is the dinner.

The Association's AGM is usually held in conjunction with the annual conference.