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conference /'kɔnfərəns/
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Concise Dictionary
+a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
+an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
+a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

Thesaurus Dictionary
meeting, convention, symposium, congress, seminar, forum, colloquium; discussion, talk, colloquy, US bull session:
In 1988, the conference was held in Budapest.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 a large official meeting, usually lasting for a few days, at which people with the same work or interests come together to discuss their views: The hotel is used for exhibitions, conferences and social events. + a conference room / centre / hall + She is attending a three-day conference on Aids education. + The Aids conference will be held in Glasgow. + delegates to the Labour Party's annual conference
2 a meeting at which people have formal discussions: Ministers from all four countries involved will meet at the conference table this week. + He was in conference with his lawyers all day.
3 (especially AmE) a group of sports teams that play against each other in a LEAGUE: Southeast Conference football champions
Collocation Dictionary


national, international, regional, world | one-day, etc. | annual, quarterly, etc. | inaugural, preliminary, preparatory | consultative | joint | private | video | formal | full | successful | well-attended | high-level, summit | news, press | diplomatic, industry, inter-governmental, management, ministerial, multi-party, party, staff | constitutional, disarmament, education, environment, peace, trade, etc.




attend, go to | hold | organize | call, convene


meet, take place | begin, open | close, end | bring sb together
The conference brought together historians working in a variety of fields.
| be entitled sth
a conference entitled ‘Strategies for Epidemic Control’
| be devoted to sth, examine sth, focus on sth, look at sth
a conference devoted to the topic of peace an inter-governmental conference examining cross-border cooperation
| hear sth
The conference heard an appeal from a representative from one of the more deprived areas.
| agree sth, decide sth, vote sth
The conference agreed to adopt a set of compromise proposals.
| adopt sth, approve sth, back sth, support sth
The conference adopted a resolution on minority rights.
| recommend sth | condemn sth, reject sth


building, centre, complex, facilities, suite, venue | chamber, hall, room | table | platform
The party leader made a morale-boosting speech from the conference platform.
| chairman, speaker | guests, delegates, participants | organizer | agenda, programme | theme | debate, discussion, talks | speech | resolution | paper | report | session | season


at a/the ~
We met at an international conference.
| in ~ with
He was in conference with (= in a meeting with)his lawyers all day.
| ~ about
Few reporters turned up to his press conference about low pay.
| ~ between
a conference between the warring parties
| ~ for
a conference for catering managers
| ~ on
a conference on economic monetary union
| ~ with
Management had a joint conference with the union.

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