Word of the day

Colloquium: an academic conference or seminar in which a particular topic is discussed, often with guest speakers.

Used in a sentence: The California Colloquium on Water has some excellent video presentations on water use in California. A yearly UC Berkeley event, the colloquium has tons of experts on video explaining the future problems of water shortages, marveling at the engineering feats of delivering water, and exploring the potential for disruption by global climate change.