Symposia, Colloquia, and Workshops
Symposia/colloquia, discussions, presentations, and workshops are all very distinct entities. Yet at many international conferences I attended the internal structure of symposia presentations and parallel session/free paper presentations was conflated—and might be described as a series of connected presentation sessions sharing a common theme. So then, how can we best understand the basic differences between these various speech events? This chapter aims to answer that question, offer some suggestions on preferred forms and moves frequently noted in such events, and, in particular, provide advice about managing workshops.