Related Terms of Scientific Events

Related Terms of Scientific Events


A formal prearranged meeting of people with a shared interest at which there is a group of talks from specialists on a particular subject with a target audience.

Activities held in a conference include sessions, poster presentations, networking events.

A Symposium:

A formal gathering of a number of experts in an academic setting at which papers are presented by specialists on particular subjects and discussed with a view to making recommendations concerning the problems under discussion.

A Congress:

A typically regular meeting of highly qualified delegates highlighting the achievements, notable results in a particular field of study through a series of invited talks.

A Seminar:

A lecture or presentation, educational in nature, either presented at a university or offered by a commercial or professional organization.

A Workshop:

Workshops include all the elements of seminars, but with the largest portion being emphasized on “hand-on-practice” or laboratory work.

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