convener convener

Definition(s):

  • (n) the member of a group whose duty it is to convene meetings

Usage(s):

  • One reason--ironically enough, given the convener's hostility to big money in politics--might be cash.

News

  • Could the Verizon-NSA Metadata Collection Be a Stealth Political Kickback?

    By Patrick Durusau, who consults on semantic integration and edits standards. Durusau is convener of JTC 1 SC 34/WG 3, co-editor of 13250-1 and 13250-5 (Topic Maps Introduction and Reference Model, respectively), and editor of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard at OASIS and ISO (ISO/IEC 26300). Originally published at Another Word for It . Why Verizon? The first question that came to mind ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

Quotes

  1. Mr McAveety, who is married, added: "I am proud of the progress made during my time as convener and that it has become much more accessible to the public. I would like to reiterate my apology for any offence which my comments may have caused."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Frank McAveety Source: BBC News

  2. Furious Nats MSP Sandra White said: "I am shocked and disgusted at these remarks. The fact they were uttered by the convener of a committee which was considering extremely important and sensitive issues makes it even more sickening. His stupid...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Sandra White Source: The Sun

  3. "I've been advised by the convener (Mbeki) that very little work is left ...... the position is that we have been advised by the facilitator that we re-convene at 4 (pm local time on Thursday)," Tsvangirai said.
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Reuters Canada

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