One of the most famous parts of Near-ring folklore is the conferences. Approximately every two years the near-ringers gather like some strange breed of druids to discuss new ideas, share results, see the countryside, but most of all simply to meet. I have heard a number of people say that the near-ring conference is the one conference they never miss out on.

The List so far

The proceedings of the conferences have been published quite often, though not always. See here for details.