Parent-teacher conference

Parent-teacher conference, a meeting with a child's teacher to discuss grades and school performance.

Conference classification



Convention (meeting)



Poster session

Plenary session

Professional conference

Abstract management

Conference equipment

lectern -a sloping table used for holding a book, or lecture notes, when speaking to an audience or reading aloud;

photocopier -a machine which makes photographic copies Parent-teacher conference of any drawn or printed page;

tape recorder -a machine which records sounds, speech or music, and allows these sounds to be played back to a listener;

word processor -a machine like a typewriter which lets you see what you write on a kind of TV screen;

slide projector -a Parent-teacher conference machine for passing light through a piece of film in order to show a still (unmoving) picture on a screen;

film projector -a machine for passing light through moving film in order to show moving pictures on a screen;

video recorder – an electronic device which records moving scenes Parent-teacher conference or pictures and allows them to be played back on a TV screen;

closed circuit TV -a television system which sends pictures by wire to a particular audience in a particular place;

projection screen - a piece of white cloth, plastic, etc. on which pictures can be shown Parent-teacher conference;

overhead projector -a machine which shows on a screen words or diagrams written on a piece of clear film;

flip-chart -a kind of book with large pages (suitable for drawing diagrams), which can be turned over when a new, blank page is required;

whiteboard - a smooth white surface on which words Parent-teacher conference can be written with a special pen;

gavel- a small hammer which a person in charge of a meeting uses, knocking it against the table in order to get attention

Chapter 3.3. Exhibitions: classification, types. Destinations

On completion of this chapter students should:

- classify different types of exhibitions

- appreciate the objections of Parent-teacher conference a particular type of venue

Exhibition could be defined as:

1. a public display of art, products, skills, activities, etc. a judo exhibition

2. the act of exhibiting or the state of being exhibited


a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

Practically any product or service imaginable, from an offshore Parent-teacher conference oil rig to a time-share investment, if it can be bought and sold, will have its own regular exhibition or exhibitions somewhere in the world. These events are 'shop windows', where, on a regular basis, those who produce the products or services can display them, explain them, and sell Parent-teacher conference them to potential customers.

Exhibitions of this type, also known as 'expositions', are marketplaces of prod­ucts and services - usually lasting from a few days to a week - that bring together j two groups of people: those with something to sell (the exhibiting companies and organisations) and Parent-teacher conference those who attend with a view to making a purchase or getting information (the visitors). Both groups create a high level of demand for travel services, catering and accommodation at the destination. They are usually joined by another group - people in the print and broadcast media, since exhibitions are Parent-teacher conference often extremely newsworthy events, with exhibitors often choosing them as occasions on which to launch new products, for example.

Trade fairs in history

Modern trade fairs follow in the tradition of trade fairs established in late medieval Europe, in the era of merchant capitalism. In this era, produce and craft producers Parent-teacher conference visited towns for trading fairs, to sell and showcase products.

Types of exhibitions

Exhibitions may be divided into two categories: trade fairs/shows and consumer fairs/shows. The former are business-to-business events, usually restricted to those seeking to purchase products or services for use in their businesses or professions Parent-teacher conference, e.g. printing equipment, forklift trucks, or specialist software packages for accountants. Consumer fairs are generally open to the public, and feature any products or services that people are prepared to purchase, from cars and kitchen appliances to holidays and investment opportunities.

Since the signing of the Parent-teacher conference 1928 Convention on International Exhibitions, the International Exhibitions Bureau has served as an international sanctioning body. BIE-approved expos are divided into a number of types: universal, international or specialized.

The same exhibition may be open to both the trade and the public, sometimes on separate days, with often the first Parent-teacher conference day or two being restricted to professionals and the press. However, both types of exhibition differ in the patterns of travel they stimulate. Public exhibitions attract large numbers of visitors, but most of them attend for only one day and are drawn mainly from the local or regional area. Very Parent-teacher conference large or specialised trade fairs, on the other хэнд, generally attract visitors and exhibitors from a number of countries, and are regarded as important stimulators of inbound tourism for the host nation.

Trade fairs and exhibitions often become regular, usually annual or biennial, events held in Parent-teacher conference the same location, or in rotation between a number of cities.

The global impact of travel for the purpose of attending an exhibition is consid­erable. Europe alone hosts over 3000 large trade fairs every year, attracting millions of visitors and hundreds of thousands of exhibiting companies to the cities in which they Parent-teacher conference take place /