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

In 1990 the first NOFOD conference was held in Copenhagen.

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 Helsinki 12.-15.6.2019.