Every 2 years, TRN organizes an international conference, varying in focus and location. The conference is a forum to generate new ideas and strategies. It also provides a unique opportunity for future collaboration. The conference usually has 3 days open to the public and 3 days closed for discussions and strategizing among NGOs and indigenous peoples organizations, with one day devoted entirely to the Biennial Meeting and an IRG meeting.
Every 2 years TRN organises a Biennial Meeting, varying in focus and location. The Biennial Meeting is the highest decision making body in TRN. It is organized in conjunction with the closed days portion of the Conference and is open to all NGO participants of the network. This is the opportunity for participant organizations to get informed about TRN activities over the past 2 years, revise the TRN Platform, choose new IRG members, revise and adopt rules and procedures of the network and discuss network functionality and plans for the future.