It's called a conference, but it's really just all the managers and higher-ups getting together for a week-long meeting / presentations / discussion of goals, objectives, etc. It's done at our main location, which is where Boss and I are based. So for us, it's really just going into the office every day for a week. No hotels or going out for drinks, really. The whole team is remote now (have been since COVID), so some folks are spread out in other parts of the country. Those folks will fly in for it. There may be some lunches involved and maybe a dinner or something, but if so, there will be at least a dozen of us there. I don't drink, and we would both be driving home anyway, so the drinking too much scenario doesn't really come into play.