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  • a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

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  • a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

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Symposium Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A symposium (plural: symposia) was a drinking party in Ancient Greece. Guests were males. Well bred women did not attend. Boys or slave girls served the food and drink, danced, juggled, played music, or otherwise entertained the assembly. These servers were usually nude. The symposium was an aristocratic institution often held to celebrate a young man's entry into adult society, an athletic victory, or a poetic achievement. It was an occasion for male conversation and debate. Party-goers reclined on couches and pillows. Guests played a game called kottabos, wrestled, and held song contests. A symposium is described in Plato's The Symposium. The party is attended by Socrates and the young, drunken, and nearly nude Alcibiades.



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  • English proficiency stressed for employability
     There is an urgent need to reform the educational system in the region in order to produce graduates with skills needed by industry and business, according to a symposium on employability organised by the British Council this week. The symposium held in Cairo pointed to how development indicators show that economics and quality of life positively correlate with Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'
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    Twenty-five experts with varied perspectives on the future of online gambling in California are confirmed to speak at the second annual iGaming Legislative Symposium, which takes place February 26, 2015, ... Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'
  • Healthcare Simulation Symposium Attracts 100 Participants
    TUNGKU LINK , BRUNEI - MUARA : A Healthcare Simulation Symposium was yesterday held at the extension building to the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), seeing the attendance of 100 participants made up of healthcare personnel and parties interested in simulation act Read more on this news related to 'Symposium'

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