PeerPress provides technical infrastructure and workflows for organizations (primarily, educational institutions) hosting large and small scholarly conferences. The platform supports pre-conference peer review, delivery of rich scholarly materials for conference presentations, the collection of participant contributions and conference ephemera, and the publication of conference proceedings.

The platform helps to capture the process of how knowledge is made before, during, and after conferences. PeerPress facilitates the drafting and revision of conference proposals, the feedback of peers and the comments of reviewers, the online conversations about conference sessions, and the presentation materials developed by conference participants.