Convention

Convention may refer to:

  • Treaty, an agreement in international law
  • Convention (meeting), a large gathering of people who share a common interest
    • Political convention, a formal gathering of people for political purposes
    • Fan convention, a gathering of fans of a particular media property or genre
  • Convention (norm), a custom or tradition, a standard of presentation or conduct
  • Bridge convention, a term in the game of bridge
  • "The Convention" (The Office episode)
  • "Convention" (Malcolm in the Middle episode)

Other articles related to "convention":

Georges Danton - Fall of The Girondists
... The Convention was wasting time and force in vindictive factional recriminations, while the country was in crisis ... the insurrection of 31 May 1793 and 2 June 1793, which ended in the purge of the Convention and the proscription of the Girondists ... perversity in the Girondists, he had openly cried out in the midst of the Convention, that if he could only find a hundred men, they would resist the oppressive ...
Minneapolis–Saint Paul - Politics
... of Minnesota The Republican National Committee held their national nominating convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St ... bids to host both the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2008 Republican National Convention ... Denver and New York to host the Democratic Convention, and against New York, Cleveland and Tampa to host the Republican Convention ...
Daughters Of Bilitis - History - Methods - National Convention
... In 1960, the DOB held their first convention in San Francisco, which was so successful that they held one every two years until 1968 ... Press releases announcing the convention were sent to local radio and newspapers, prompting the San Francisco Chronicle to direct a jab at Russell Wolden and publicize the convention when Herb Caen ... They're the female counterparts of the Mattachine Society — and one of the convention highlights will be an address by Atty ...
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès - Assemblies, Convention, and The Terror
... He reappeared in the third national Assembly, known as the National Convention of the French Republic (September 1792 – September 1795) ...
69th World Science Fiction Convention
... The 69th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Renovation, was held in Reno, Nevada, August 17–21, 2011, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC) ... The convention committee was chaired by Patty Wells ...

Famous quotes containing the word convention:

    Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
    —United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.

    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)

    By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
    Democritus (c. 460–400 B.C.)