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I am writing the itinerary of a conference. At the start, a host comes, says hi and describes what will happen during the day. How can I refer to this? Is "Opening by the Host" a good choice?

By the way, by host I do not mean the chairman. I mean someone like a showman.

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I think the OP refers to Master of Ceremonies (emcee).

I think you can use:

"Introduction - Schedule of Activities (Emcee)"

Note: the choice of words is up to you, same goes for the format.

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  • It is a scientific conference. Is emcee the best choice?
    – Juya
    Sep 15, 2015 at 19:02
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    I'd use Master of Ceremonies.
    – shin
    Sep 15, 2015 at 19:05
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"Opening remarks by ________________, Conference Host [Chair?]" would be better.

As you can see here, when "opening" is used as a noun it usually means a physical hole/aperture or the beginning of a game (most commonly, chess).

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  • by host I do not mean the chairman. I mean someone like a showman. Edited my Q.
    – Juya
    Sep 15, 2015 at 18:50
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    In that case, it sounds like it might simply be a "Welcome," or an "Introduction" . . . .
    – vstrong
    Sep 15, 2015 at 18:53
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I would leave out the word "host" altogether, and simply entitle this as:

Opening Remarks

An alternative would be:

Conference Welcome and Announcements

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A distinct noun can give a slight advantage in terms of understandability. For instance you can call it

Agenda presentation.

since it is given by a professional presenter. You could call him "MC" if you wish ("Master of Ceremonies").

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  • by host I do not mean the chairman. I mean someone like a showman.
    – Juya
    Sep 15, 2015 at 18:43
  • Perhaps you could edit your question so I could justify editing my answer. Sep 15, 2015 at 18:45
  • I edited my question.
    – Juya
    Sep 15, 2015 at 18:55

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