con‧fe‧rence S3 W1 [countable]
a large formal meeting where a lot of people discuss important matters such as business, politics, or science, especially for several days:
Representatives from over 100 countries attended the International Peace Conference in Geneva.
a UN conference on the environment
hold a conference (=have a conference)➔ press conference
a private meeting for a few people to have formal discussions
After a brief conference with his aides, he left for the airport.
conference room/table etc
The meeting will be held in the conference room at 10 am.
Mr Dickson is in conference.
3 American EnglishDS
a group of teams that play against each other to see who is the best:
the Western Conference finals