- Every year an annual conference is organised as a focal point to discuss PhD training development. The conference lasts for 2-3 days, with a pre-conference student workshop.
- Each year a different theme is selected, and sessions encompass both plenary lectures by invited international speakers as well as topic-specific workshops.
- The major purpose of the conference is to meet as an organisation in order to strengthen existing and to make new contacts, as well as to allow the learning and spread of good practice within PhD training.
- Sightseeing and additional social activities are organised as part of the programme.