As the National Poverty Research Center, IRP holds a large Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum each September in Washington, DC. The Forum highlights and distills cutting-edge research on poverty and inequality for a broad audience, focusing on implications for poverty policy and identifying areas where further policy-relevant research is needed. It is widely attended by scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in the poverty arena.
In the past, IRP offered a Teaching Poverty 101 workshop that provided strategies and resources for instructors developing college-level courses and lessons on poverty and inequality. The workshop brought together college faculty and instructors from across the United States to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for several days of intensive, collaborative work during which they shared their own teaching expertise and developed a model course syllabus.
IRP hosts several Topical Workshops and Panels each year, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). These events highlight cutting edge research and innovative programs related to poverty-policy topics of interest to ASPE. As working meetings, these workshops are invitation-only events.