One of the main purposes of NOFOD is to arrange conferences for dance research.

The first NOFOD conference was held in Copenhagen in 1990.

Since then, the board has arranged a conference every second year in collaboration with a local university or other institution, starting with Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. In 2004 Iceland hosted their first NOFOD conference.

The next conference will be in Copenhagen July 5–8, 2022 (rescheduled from 2021).