I'm thinking of "standalone participant" but that feels weird. "Participator" also word that comes to my mind, but I feel it's uncommon to be heard, and also does not have distinguishing marks from participants that are sent by company. Btw, while we're at it, is there also probably a better term for participants that do register under a company? Thanks.

  • Participants of what?
    – TypeIA
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 5:11
  • @TypeIA Participants of some kind of training or workshop. Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 6:02

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I think the most common usage would be "independant".

See also "independant contractor"

For the opposite, you may want to use: "sponsored applicant" or "sponsored participant".

  • Did you mean to type independent? Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 22:02
  • Interesting. I think I can use this. Thanks!! Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 5:37

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