A congress is a pre-organised formal meeting of a plurality of people in a specific location (congress venue) to exchange thoughts, information and knowledge on a topic, subject area, area of expertise or an academic field through lectures, speeches, conversations and discussions, typically consisting of professional colleagues, members of an institution, members of a trade association or members of a learned society.

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The definition outlined above was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Glossary of Public Speaking. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.