Brief Counsel for case conference. A Prosecution case conference summary is served on the accused. The accused then responds to that document. It is generally not as detailed a response as it would be to a Crown Opening. The case conference is to see whether there is room for negotiating a settlement of your case.
The case conference is heard in front of a Judge who generally does not know anything more about the matter than is contained in the prosecution case conference summary.
Case conferences are generally listed at 9am or 9.30am. The Court lists a number of them at the same time and generally they are all finished within an hour.