I'm a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) member and attended my first conference this year.
I learned a lot at the conference and met fellow children's writer L.R. Pinto.
She published a magical and adventurous children's book called Amanda Apple, and it's available through Amazon. If you're not following her on twitter, you should be!
It was definitely a fun learning experience for me, and hopefully not my last seminar.