Though seemingly similar in concept, telepresence and video conferencing have different approaches to virtual meetings.
There was a time, about 10 to 15 years ago, when telepresence was the big buzzword in the video conferencing industry. Almost all business video products were marketed as telepresence in one way or another. This resulted in the uncertainty that people still experience today. Despite the marketing confusion, the difference between video conferencing and telepresence is clear.