Hi everyone, I was wondering which of these two sentences sounds more natural to a native speaker. These issues will be discussed at next year's conference. These issues are going to be discussed at next year's conference. I know that the going-to tense is used when referring to future plans made before the moment of speaking. So, in this case the second sentence would be fine. However, I feel that I'm more likely to come across the first sentence when reading a newspaper, etc.