birds of a feather meeting
n. 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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