break-out session

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unpakwon

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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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Anglika

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

BobK

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

...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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