birds of a feather meeting

birds of a feather meeting
A meeting held at a computer-related trade show or conference in which people who work in the same technology area at different companies exchange information and experiences. (Often abbreviated as "BOF meeting.")
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An open session is a new agenda item of the fourth congress. Named "birds-of-a-feather meeting," it will provide opportunities for participants to talk about possibilities of marketing and technological arrangements with others as well as discussion concerning common industry problems.
— "Special on World Computing Services Industry Congress IV," Japan Economic Journal, June 5, 1984
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