For those who are interested in Fantasy/Sci-fi and YA/Children's literature there are two conference to think about in the future or if you can hightail it on a plane soon. Check the conferences out at these websites: SCBWI: http://tinyurl.com/yhpvazu
and Fantasy/Sci-fi: http://www.worldfantasy2009.
Also, there is an SCBWI conference being held in Salt Lake City, Nov. 13-14. Check out firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.