The NZGS and its branches run a series of national and regional conferences on an annual and biennial rotation.
The national New Zealand Geography Conference is held on a biennial basis, and was organised and hosted in July 2010 by the Canterbury Branch of the NZGS in Christchurch. The next national conference is scheduled for 2012.
A recent innovation by the NZGS has been the effort to promote smaller annual conferences. In January 2010 the Waikato Branch in association with the University of Waikato organised a Geography Education conference.
In addition to these conferences the NZGS is also involved in a range of other conferences. In particular the NZGS through the New Zealand Board of Geography Teachers has been a stronger supporter of the annual SocCon conference.