I want a synonym for all-hands meeting. Can anyone please help?

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    What is 'all-hands meeting'...? Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 15:03
  • A plenary session?
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 15:08
  • Whole shebang meeting? (Or for brevity, just shebang, as in “Everyone's invited to the shebang”) Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 16:10
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    Can you specify more? What do you mean by 'all-hands meeting'?
    – Mitch
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 19:08
  • General meeting? Public meeting? Do you mean a meeting that everyone attends, or that everyone is commanded to intend, or everyone is allowed to intend? What is the purpose of the meeting? How often is it held? Is it regular or convened on an extraordinary basis? I suspect that all-hands meeting is jargon in your workplace but might have a specific meaning to you that doesn't apply elsewhere.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 21:25

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Since an all-hands meeting is different than a regular one by requiring everyone to attend, you can use mandatory meeting as a synonym.


Usually companies use "Staff Meeting," "Employee Meeting," "Company Meeting," or my company also just uses "Quarterly Meeting" (4 times a year) with "All-Hands Meeting."

I can't think of any more ways to label a company meeting with going into specific titles like "quarterly."

  • +1 for "company meeting", which implies all hands. (The other terms are often used in more restrictive contexts: a staff meeting could be just for one dept, or for "staff" as opposed to "partners" in a law firm, etc).
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 15:19

You could call it a Town Hall.

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