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conference

noun assembly, colloquy, conclave, confabulation, consultation, consultation meeting, conversations, convocation, deliberation, dialogue, discussion, exchange, forum, gathering, interchange of opinions, interlocution, meeting, negotiation, negotiations, palaver, parlance, parley, premeditation, seminar, talks
See also: assemblage, assembly, caucus, collective bargaining, communication, company, confrontation, congregation, council, discourse, inquiry, interview, negotiation, panel, parlance, parley, session

CONFERENCE, practice, legislation. In practice, it is the meeting of the parties or their attorneys in a cause, for the purpose of endeavoring to settle the same.
     2. In legislation, when the senate and house of representatives cannot agree on a bill or resolution which it is desirable should be passed, committees are appointed by the two bodies respectively, who are called committees of conference, and whose duty it is, if possible, to -reconcile the differences between them.
     3. In the French law, this term is used to signify the similarity and comparison between two laws, or two systems of law; as the Roman and the common law. Encyclopedie, h.t.
     4. In diplomacy, conferences are verbal explanations between ministers of two nations at least, for the purpose of accelerating various difficulties and delays, necessarily attending written communications.

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The school has been conducting student-led conferences for 4th - 8th grade students' for the past four years.
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Last year, the 2005 Paper Recycling Conference in Atlanta attracted more than 500 industry professionals from around the world.
International Congress of Immunogenomics and Immunomics--A Joint Meeting of the 2nd Basic and Clinical Immunogenomics and 3rd Immunoinformatics (Immunomics) Conferences. Budapest, Hungary.
After some temporary electrical equipment was installed in the area, Database Systems Manager Gina Bergens used a series of web conferences with its technology vendor Oracle to secure the university's data.
I have met some of the most respected pedagogues and performers in the country while attending conferences, and learned a great deal from their presentations and master classes.
The Joint Librarians of Color will host its first-ever national conference at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas, Texas, October 11 to 15, 2006.
2005 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 29-October 2, 2005, Houston, http://www.nmac.org/ (select USCA under the "conferences" menu on the left).
As many conference evaluators and convenors have since noted, despite all the differences from one case to the next, a strikingly similar emotional dynamic seems to recur in conferences, irrespective of the nature of the case, the numbers present, or their cultural backgrounds.
With respect to TEI's 2004 Midyear Conference, 34 firms became sponsors of the Midyear Conference, 18 of which maintained exhibits during the conference.
Gay and lesbian Anglicans have ripped a page from the conservatives' playbook and have begun to raise money and network on a global level after an international conference brought hundreds together to support their full inclusion in the church.

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