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What's a floor discussion in the following sentence?

Promptness is necessary so that, by the time the Conference opens, your material will have been compiled for use in a report, a panel discussion, a workshop, a floor discussion, or a committee agenda item.

NOTE: I asked this question in English Language Learning but then thought it is more suited to be posed in here.

  • My guess: Discussion in an open session of the conference. – GEdgar Nov 24 '15 at 15:46
  • It's a debate between conference/meeting participants, generally occuring at the end of a presentation. – Graffito Nov 24 '15 at 17:27
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According to Webster dictionary, one of the floor meanings is:

c : the members of an assembly

So in this sense a floor discussion is one among the members of a conference.

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