WINIR Conferences are relatively large events, with a planned attendance of around 200, funded and organised by WINIR, normally held over 3-4 days. Accepted papers can relate to the main conference theme or any other aspect of institutional research, in line with WINIR's aims and research priorities. All attendees must be WINIR members.

Institutional Innovation and Evolution: Challenges to the Modern World Order

Eighth WINIR Conference, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, 20-23 September 2023 (initially scheduled in 2020)

Polycentric Governance and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Seventh WINIR Conference, online, 6-9 September 2022 

Institutions for Inclusive Societies: Global and Comparative Perspectives

Sixth WINIR Conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 19-22 September 2019

Institutions and the Future of Global Capitalism

Fifth WINIR Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 14-15 September 2018

Institutions and Open Societies

Fourth WINIR Conference, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, 14-17 September 2017

Institutions and Human Behaviour

Third WINIR Conference, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, USA, 2-5 September 2016

Institutions, Development and Globalization

Second WINIR Conference, Hotel Windsor Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10-13 September 2015

Institutions that Change the World

Inaugural WINIR Conference, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK, 11-14 September 2014