breakout session


plural breakout sessions
: a presentation, discussion, or activity that takes place as part of a larger event (such as a conference, convention, or seminar) and for which some of the event's participants temporarily separate themselves from the others
Wednesday's workshop will include two panel discussions … followed by a breakout session with audience input.Robert Miller
With so many attendees, breakout sessions are essential for one-on-one contact.Phaedra Hise

Examples of breakout session in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These timely discussions, coupled with our outdoor activities, breakout sessions, and other opportunities to mingle, provided the perfect backdrop for Brainstorm Tech, which was created as a conversation and a community, not just an event, back in 2001. Alan Murray, Fortune, 19 July 2023 And there are breakout sessions on how to be an analyst or call a game for radio led by producers including Fred Gaudelli (Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football) and Drew Kaliski (CBS’ The NFL Today). Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2023 Get creative by having world-class speakers or interesting breakout sessions and entertainment. Kevin Xu, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 The sixth symposium hosted by WPI since 2005, this two-day event includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for attendees to network. Alyssa Wright, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breakout session was in 1979

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“Breakout session.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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