RFF hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The First Wednesday Seminar Series at RFF is the longest-running public discussion in Washington on environmental and natural resource issues. RFF also hosts Policy Leadership Forums, where prominent individuals present their ideas in an open, nonpartisan, and collegial setting.

RFF events are usually open to the public and many are also webcast live at Webcasts are recorded and videos are posted to the RFF event archive within a few days of the event.