WINIR Symposia are relatively smaller events, with an attendance of around 80, funded and organised by WINIR. Contrary to WINIR Conferences, WINIR Symposia are thematically focused, meaning that all submissions must be on the symposium theme, in line with WINIR's aims and research priorities.

Fifth WINIR Symposium being planned in Turin (Italy), September 2021, dates tbc.

Symposium theme: "Legal Institutions"  (tbc)

Fourth WINIR Symposium held in London (UK) from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 December 2019.

Symposium theme: "Global Capitalism and Its National Varieties in an Era of Crisis".

81 delegates from 29 countries.

Third WINIR Symposium held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from Tuesday 11 to Thurdsay 13 April 2017.

Symposium theme: "The Legacy of Ludwig Lachmann: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Institutions, Agency and Uncertainty".

53 delegates from 16 countries.

Second WINIR Symposium held at the University of Bristol (UK) from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 April 2016.

Symposium theme: "Property Rights".

88 delegates from 26 countries.

First WINIR Symposium held at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano (Switzerland), from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 April 2015.

Symposium theme: "The Nature and Governance of the Corporation".

84 delegates from 20 countries.