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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, who avoids meeting [with more persons], a participant-driven meeting that tries to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference


  • Video conference, with the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations. There are many video conference apps to use for both professional and personal communication, such as Zoom, Skype, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Google Duo, Hangouts, Spike, and so many more.[1] The reality is that virtual conferences will continue to play an important role in how people learn, network, and present at events long after the pandemic is over. Picking the best virtual event platform depends on the size of your event, your budget, and the features you are looking to utilize. For example, Hopin allows you to sell event tickets, analyze event data, and offer your attendees a number of interactive tools like a live chat function and breakout rooms. Run The World platform gives event organizers an opportunity to host a virtual cocktail reception. ConSoft is an end-to-end solution that allows you to upload materials for attendees to access, manage your registrations, and more. Such virtual event platforms as Zoom and Google Hangouts might be a better fit for those looking to either host a smaller event or have a more limited budget.[2]
  • Zoom Video Communications is being used in the year 2020 more and more often to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while also allowing people to stay in touch with others during quarantine, both professionally and personally. It is used almost daily by 300 million users and continues to grow in usage.[3] Zoom has been used by corporate based companies, allowing for users to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as smaller companies trying to stay afloat in the pandemic. Zoom also gained popularity and usage in 2020 because of its accessibility for students and teachers/ professors during the school year for distance education. It has streamlined the way professional conferences and meetings attend virtually and will continue to streamline this form of communication in the future.

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  1. ^ Krasnoff, Barbara. "The Best Free Apps for Video Calling". The Verge.
  2. ^ "How to Host a Virtual Conference in 6 Easy Steps". Conference2go [].
  3. ^ Fernandez, Ryan. "How many users does Zoom have, exactly? Well, it's complicated". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 9/20/2020. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)