The Wenner-Gren Foundation has administered five symposia thus far in the second decade of the 21st Century, held at different conference sites in Brazil, Portugal, and Sweden.
Included among the most significant of these Foundation-sponsored meetings are "The Biological Anthropology of Modern Human Populations" (organized by Ricardo Ventura Santos and Susan Lindee), "Human Biology and the Origins of Homo" (organized by the Foundation's President Leslie Aiello and Susan Anton), and "The Anthropology of Potentiality" (organized by Karen-Sue Taussig and Klaus Hoeyer).
- "The Biological Anthropology of Modern Human Populations: World Histories, National Styles, and International Networks" Ricardo Ventura Santos and Susan Lindee, organizers
- "Human Biology and the Origins of Homo" Leslie C. Aiello and Susan Anton, organizers
- "The Anthropology of Potentiality: Exploring the Productivity of the Undefined and Its Interplay with Notions of Humanness in New Medical Practices" Karen-Sue Taussig and Klaus Hoeyer, organizers
- "Alternative Pathways to Complexity: Evolutionary Trajectories in the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age" Steven L. Kuhn and Erella Hovers, organizers
- "Crisis, Value, and Hope: Rethinking the Economy" Susana Narotzky and Niko Besnier, organizers
- "The Anthropology of Christianity: Unity, Diversity, New Directions" Joel L. Robbins, organizer
- "Politics of the Urban Poor" Veena Das and Shalini Randeria, organizers
- "The Death of the Secret: The Public and Private in Anthropology" Lenore Manderson, Mark Davis, and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, organizers
- "Integrating Anthropology: Niche Construction, Cultural Institutions, and History" Agustin Fuentes and Polly Wiessner, organizers
- "New Media, New Publics?" Charles Hirschkind, Maria Jose de Abreau, and Carlos Caduff, organizers
- "Fire and the Genus Homo" Francesco Berna and Dennis Sandgathe, organizers
- "Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene" Christopher Bae, Michael Petraglia, and Katerina Douka, organizers
- "The Anthropology of Corruption" Sarah Muir and Akhil Gupta, organizers
- "Cultures of Militarism" Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson, organizers