The annual conference is the centerpiece of the institute’s scholarly events program. It is dedicated each year to a thematic focal point drawn from the institute’s research activities. It is always interdisciplinary in makeup, featuring both internationally renowned representatives of various fields as well as early career scholars. The conference also includes a public event outside of the institute, in which the annual focal point is presented to the broader public. A selection of presentations from the annual conferences are presented in the Dubnow Institute Yearbook.