Inform organises two day-long seminars each year on a variety of issues concerning new religious movements or 'cults'. The forum provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain and exchange information of both a theoretical and practical nature with a wide variety of experts and people with hands-on experience of movements. The seminars are open to anyone interested in the topic and are typically attended by academics, researchers, students, educationalists, counsellors, social workers, clergy, police, government officials, former and current members of religious movements, their families, and many others.
Inform also organises large international conferences, which are open to scholars from all over the world, the most recent having had more than 200 participants from 23 countries. Further seminars are organised for people with specialist interests, such as clergy, social workers, or the police.
For future events see the Inform website.
2015 February: Innovation, Violence and Paralysis: How Do Minority Religions Cope with Uncertainty?
2014 December: Minority Religions and Schooling
2013 May: New Religious Movements and Counselling
2012 December: Changing Beliefs and Schisms in New Religious Movements
2012 May: Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist
2011 December: Legal Cases in New Religions
2011 May: African New Religions in the West
2010 November: State Reactions New Religions in the West
2010 April: Cults and Crime
2009 November: New Movements within the Islamic Tradition
2009 May: Intentional Communities
2008 November: Prophecy and New Religions
2007 November: Adults who grew up in NRMs
2007 May: NRMs, Death and Dying
2006 November: New Religious Movements and Politics
2006 May: Spirit Possession and Exorcism
2005 November: New Religious Movements and Gender
2005 May: New Religious Movements and 'Outside' Marriage
2004 November: Growing Up in a New Religion
2004 May: How Dangerous are the New Religions?
2003 November: Joining New Religions: Conversion or Coercion?
2003 May: New Religious Movements and the Hereafter
2002 November: Strange Encounters of the Religious Kind
2002 May: New Religious Movements and Higher Education
2001 November: New Religious Movements and Parenting
2000 December: New Religious Movements and Law Enforcement
2000 May: New Religious Movements and the Internet
1999 November: New Religious Movements and Rites of Passage
1999 May: New Religions and the Family
1998 November: New Religious Movements at the Millennium
1998 May: New Movements Within the Christian Churches
1997 November: New Religious Movements and the Media
1997 May: New Religious Movements and Violence
1996 December: New Religious Movements and Money
1996 May: Sexuality and New Religious Movements
1995 December: The Millennium
1995 April: New Religious Movements and Education
1994 December: New Religious Movements and Mental Health
1994 May: New Religious Movements and the Law
1993 December: Twenty Years On
1992 November: Humanistic Psychology and the Human Potential Movement
1992 March: Children in New Religious Movements
1991 November: Leaving New Religious Movements
1991 April: Our Body - Friend or Foe?
1990 November: Authority & Dependence and New Religious Movements
1990 April: The New Age
1989 November: A Practical Introduction to New Religious Movements
(Launch of New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction by the Archbishop of Canterbury)
1989 March: Parents' and Former Members' Perspectives on New Religious Movements
1988 June: Counselling and the New Religious Movements
2014 January/February: Inform Anniversary Conference. Minority Religions: Contemplating the Past and Anticipating the Future.
2008 April: 2008 International Conference, Twenty Years and More: Research into Minority Religions, New Religious Movements and 'the New Spirituality'
2001 April: 2001 International Conference, The Spiritual Supermarket: Religious Pluralism and Globalisation in the 21st Century: The Expanding European Union and Beyond
1993 March: New Religions and the New Europe
2009 November: Ageing and New Religions
2005 December: Children at Risk? Possession, Witchcraft and Exorcism
2003 July: The Church and Contemporary Paganism
2001 June: New Religious Movements: A Seminar for Clergy and Religious Professionals
1992 November: New Religious Movements: The Churches' Response