A conference is an event where a number of people come together to discuss a particular subject or share information. Conferences can last for one day, or be held over several days, depending on the size and scope of the event.

Common types of conferences include:

  • Academic conferences.
  • Business conferences.

A meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern. The president is in conference with his advisers. : a usually formal interchange of views : consultation. a conference on climate change. : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differences.