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plz tell me difference btwn Seminar, Workshop, Symposium & conference

mravimtnl - Member Since: Jul 2007
Definition: A seminar is a lecture or presentation delivered to an audience on a particular topic or set of topics that are educational in nature. It is usually held for groups of 10-50 individuals. A seminar is frequently held at a hotel meeting space or within an office conference room.

A workshop is a series of educational and work sessions. Small groups of people meet together over a short period of time to concentrate on a defined area of concern.


Purposes for workshops may vary.


SYMPOSIUM IS Meeting of a number of experts in a particular field at which papers are presented by specialists on particular subjects and discussed with a view to making recommendations concerning the problems under discussion.

CONFERENCE IS a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

Imran Mahmood - Member Since: Feb 2010
It is very interesting question and i am agree with the statement of mravimtnl regarding this topic, but anyway very nice topic, but in general there is no difference because of all relates to Learning and these are the method of learn for executive and Manager level.

Imran Mahmood

A T Raja - Member Since: Feb 2008
thanx for the excellent definitions on the difference between Seminar, Workshop, Symposium & Conference. Keep it up.

shaifaligarg - Member Since: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by mba_sangeeta_sharma View Post
plz tell me difference btwn Seminar, Workshop, Symposium & conference
The difference as follows:

in seminar there is a speaker who give lecturer with highlights ,scope, importance,benefits & limitation on the respective topic as the lecturer finish, audience ask questions...
but in the workshop SIMULATION excercise take place related to the topic which is conducting by speaker means learning while doing he work....
In Symposium :Group discussion on the related topic take place between the galaxies of speakers & their is a mediator who cordinates the discussion ,after the discussion the audience can ask question via slip through the mediator.
.last but least conference : conference is like a offical meeting where speakers directly interact with the audience we can say like a brain storming session..

i hope i put best efforts to make ur query solve..if their is any correction ,kindly let me know

Anshika.Chaya - Member Since: Jun 2010
I go to a lot of these kinds of meetings and I agree that the terminology is pretty confused and confusing. I don't think any one can clearly distinguish between them. None of these has hard and fast rules though.

1> Seminars:
Seminars are educational events that feature one or more subject matter experts delivering information primarily via lecture and discussion. A seminar is often one person giving perhaps an hour-long lecture, although there could be more than one speaker as well.

2> Workshop:
A workshop has the sense of being a relatively small event with all parties involved in the discussion (although this is not always the case). Workshops tend to be smaller and more intense than seminars. This format often involves students practicing their new skills during the event under the watchful eye of the instructor.

3> Symposium:
A symposium suggests that more than one person is speaking. A Symposium is typically a more formal or academic gathering, featuring multiple experts delivering short presentations on a particular topic.

4> Conference:
A conference is pretty general and in fact could mean something with thousands of participants or something with just a few participants. None of these are hard and fast rules though. Conferences often features keynote presentations delivered to all attendees, as well as multiple break-out sessions. Attendees often expect to receive information about industry trends and developments.

Wish this information may be helpful to you.

Have a great time.

- Anshika Chaya

smartanno - Member Since: Mar 2010
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During my internship at Birla Power Solution Ltd. at Dehradun from 13th June 2007 to 27th July 2007 I worked with the HR department wherein I worked on project entitled "wages and salary administration.”

During two years of my education at UIM I have particularly excelled in HR and IT and have done projects and seminars on various topics in the area of:

• Recruitment
• Selection and Orientation
• Motivation
• Performance Appraisal

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1) CV

rhinoramanan - Member Since: May 2008
dear friend
i hv tried to give u the difference drawing energy from the oxfordd dictionary .
each of the above has different aims
best of luck
god bless
dr ram

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

A prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

A brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem*solving


A course offered for a small group of advanced students

nareshdeshmukh - Member Since: Dec 2009
very useful information mr. sastry and mr. mravimtal i am searching for the very information regards, naresh

mba_sangeeta_sharma - Member Since: May 2009
Thanks all of you for valuable information............. its really good discussion. plz always share your precious knowledge in future

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