1‘an international conference on the environment’
congress, meeting, convention, seminar, colloquium, symposium, forum, convocation, summit, synod, conclave, consultation, awayday
2‘he gathered them round the table for a conference’
discussion, consultation, exchange of views, debate, talk, conversation, dialogue, chat, tête-à-tête
negotiations, talks, parley, palaver
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.