forum noun

1 way people can exchange ideas

ADJ. important, useful, valuable | public

VERB + FORUM create, provide (sb with) | act as, be used as, serve as

PREP. ~ for The conference provides a useful forum for the exchange of views and ideas.

2 meeting at which people can exchange ideas

ADJ. open The film show was followed by an open forum on editing techniques. | international, national

VERB + FORUM hold | attend, go to

FORUM + VERB take place

PREP. ~ on An international forum on economic development took place in Brussels.