IALA holds a general Aids to Navigation Conference every four years. These Conferences may be attended by IALA members and also by non-member Aids to Navigation authorities.
Papers, presentations and discussion address a wide range of Marine Aids to Navigation issues. The work of IALA over the previous four years is also presented. All members are invited to submit papers for discussion.
The Industrial Members’ Committee traditionally organises an Industrial Exhibition in conjunction with the Conference.
IALA traditionally holds the General Assembly in conjunction with the Conference. The IALA work term traditionally spans the four years between Conferences.