The organization held its annual conference in New York this year.
national conferences on women's health
a conference of foreign ministers
Our boss called a conference to discuss the new changes.
He spent an hour in conference with the president.
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Recent Examples on the WebOn November 9th, the company held a conference to help sellers prepare and plan for the upcoming Black Friday and Christmas.—Tracy Wen Liu, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 Altman, left, appears onstage with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at OpenAI’s first developer conference, on Nov. 6 in San Francisco.—Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 Madison Mellinger, then a senior at Princeton University, organized a two-day virtual conference attended by 80 to 90 students last February to help students organize rural clubs.—Matt Krupnick, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 In October, a pledging conference to replenish the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund raised only $9.3 billion, even less than the $10 billion that countries had promised last time.—E&e News, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2023 Bahrain, for its part, issued a milestone condemnation of Hamas at a security conference in Manama, the Gulf Arab state’s capital city.—Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 Toner has previously spoken at conferences for a philanthropic movement closely tied to AI safety.—Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 At its first developer conference last week, Altman was the main speaker showcasing a vision for a future of AI agents that could help people with a variety of tasks.—Matt O'Brien, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 Altman also spoke at Thursday’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.—Jay Peters, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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borrowed from Middle French and Medieval Latin; Middle French conference, borrowed from Medieval Latin conferentia "contribution, discussion," noun derivative from conferent-, conferens, present participle of conferre "to bring or take, convey, bring together" — more at confer