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un- +‎ conference

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unconference (plural unconferences)

 
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  1. (Internet, informal) A conference that attempts to avoid the traditional drawbacks of conferences, such as high entry fees, excessive formality, and bias due to sponsors.
    • 1973, Texas A&M University Dept of English, CEA Critic
      Think of the Kalamazoo unconference, assuming that the official videotape tells it like it was.
    • 2008, Shel Holtz, John C Havens, Lynne D Johnson, Tactical Transparency
      As a marketer, the unconference tells me more about what's hot in the marketplace than any other tool I have.

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