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    break-out session

    What's the meaning of "break-out session" in the following?

    They spent two days getting reacquainted and learning from one another. Beyond the dinners and receptions, there were keynote speakers, panels, and break-out sessions.

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    Re: break-out session

    Basically sessions in which the discussion is free-ranging and brain-storming.

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    Re: break-out session

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Basically sessions in which the discussion is free-ranging and brain-storming.
    ...and also, in my experience, they involve fewer people. In a training context, say, there might be an audience of thirty for a 20 min. presentation, and then there would be five or six break-out sessions where smaller groups discuss the issues with reference to their own experience. Then the groups all come together again, report back, share different views/perspectives.

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