There are two distinct types of publications called " conference" publications. The footnote under AACR2 21.1B1 defines two categories of conferences:

category 1. meetings of individuals or representatives of various bodies for the purpose of discussing and/or acting on topics of common interest Example:

category 2. meetings of representatives of a corporate body that constitute its legislative or governing body. Often the name of the conference consists of no more than a general term such as "meeting," "seminar," "workshop," etc. Example:

See also:

18.7. Conference headings