sym·po·si·um
/simˈpōzēəm/
noun
noun: symposium; plural noun: symposia; plural noun: symposiums
  • a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
  • a collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
  • a drinking party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet (and notable as the title of a work by Plato).