Essentially, a conference is a very large gathering. Conferences may run from a few hours to several days and include anywhere from a few to hundreds of participants. Conferences, like incentives, may take various forms depending on the group planning them and the field they serve.
The following are all common in conferences but not limited to:
Although conferences may serve various functions, one common goal is to confront and resolve issues plaguing a particular company or sector. That includes disseminating recent findings and research findings. Team-building exercises and social gatherings are also welcome.