A conference is a meeting of people who “confer” about a topic. Conference types include:
Academic conference, in science and academic, a formal event where researchers present results, workshops, and other activities.
Athletic conference, a competitive grouping of teams, often geographical
Authors’ conference, or writers’ conference, where writers gather to review their written works and suggest improvements
Conference call, in telecommunications, a call with more than two participants at the same time
Conference hall, room where conferences are held
Convention (meeting), meeting of a, usually large, group of individuals and/or companies in a certain field
Free conference, between the two houses of a bicameral legislature
News conference, an announcement to the press (print, radio, television) with the expectation of questions, about the announced matter
Parent-teacher conference, a meeting with a child’s teacher to discuss grades and school performance
Peace conference, a diplomatic meeting to end conflict
Professional conference, a meeting of professionals in a given subject or profession dealing with related matters or developments
Settlement conference, a meeting between the plaintiff and the respondent in lawsuit, wherein they try to settle their dispute without proceeding to trial
Trade fair, or trade conference
Unconference, or Open Space conference, a participant-driven meeting that tries to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference
The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
A formal event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.
An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue, such as a new product, market trend or government regulation, with a range of speakers.
A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.
A constituent tournament of a sports league in a given season.
The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.
A meeting or gathering.
“The convention was held in Geneva.”
A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates.
“The EU installed an inter-institutional Convention to draft a European constitution.”
The convening of a formal meeting.
A formal agreement, contract or pact.
A treaty or supplement to such.
“The Vienna convention at the Vienna Congress (1814-15) standardized most of diplomatic conduct for generations.”
A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom.
“Table seatings are generally determined by tacit convention, not binding formal protocol.”
“The convention of driving on the right is reinforced by law.”
a dessert pear of a firm-fleshed variety.
take part in a conference or conference call