Conference vs. Seminar

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Main Difference

The main difference between Conference and Seminar is that the Conference is a Wikipedia disambiguation page and Seminar is a form of academic instruction.

  • Conference

    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

  • Seminar

    A seminar is a form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization. It has the function of bringing together small groups for recurring meetings, focusing each time on some particular subject, in which everyone present is requested to participate. This is often accomplished through an ongoing Socratic dialogue with a seminar leader or instructor, or through a more formal presentation of research. It is essentially a place where assigned readings are discussed, questions can be raised and debates can be conducted.

  • Conference (noun)

    The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.

  • Conference (noun)

    A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.

  • Conference (noun)

    A formal event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.

  • Conference (noun)

    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.

  • Conference (noun)

    A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.

  • Conference (noun)

    A constituent tournament of a sports league in a given season.

  • Conference (noun)

    The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.

  • Conference (noun)

    A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.

  • Conference (noun)

    A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.

  • Conference (verb)

    To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.

  • Seminar (noun)

    A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor.

  • Seminar (noun)

    A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.

  • Conference (noun)

    a dessert pear of a firm-fleshed variety.

  • Conference (verb)

    take part in a conference or conference call

    “video conferencing”

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