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1a formal meeting for discussion:he gathered all the men around the table for a conference a formal meeting that typically takes place over a number of days and involves people with a shared interest, especially one held regularly by an association or organization:an international conference on the environment the third annual National Wilderness Conference [usually as modifier] a linking of several telephones or computers, so that each user may communicate with the others simultaneously:a conference call 2an association of sports teams that play each other. 3the governing body of some Christian churches, especially the Methodist Church.
verb [no object] (usually as noun conferencing)
take part in a conference or conference call:video conferencing