Can't make it to a conference? Cost too much? Check out the The Muse Online Writing Conference hosted by The MuseItUp Club. The deadline to register is September 15, 2007. The conference will be held from October 8th - 14th.
The MuseItUp Club was voted one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites in past years, so it looks legit. They plan to have workshops, a contest, free ebooks, and live chats.
There is a long list of workshop topics, so it looks like a great place for writers to exchange ideas and get inspired. I didn't see any biggie speakers, but there are some hard-working authors on the list. And did I mention it's free?????