WriteOnCon, the free writing conference. It begins in just two weeks, running from August 10th-12th.
Although it is advertised as an online children's writer's conference, you do not have to write for children to attend. Nearly all the workshops will contain information useful to any writers.
The conference runs over a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The way most online workshops run, is that the presenter posts a "lecture", and attendees give feedback through their comments. The presenter ususally joins in the "conversation". This way, you can check in at any time during the day, and not feel like you've missed the workshops. If you can't check in during the day, or even any of those days, don't worry. Transcripts will be made available of the entire conference, and you'll be able to access them when it's convenient for you.
Each evening, there will be live workshops beginning at 9pm Eastern Time. The schedule of workshops and webinars will be posted on the site next week.
Right now, there's a great opportunity. One of the literary agents will present a workshop on improving the first five pages of your manuscript. If you would like your manuscript evaluated during this workshop, you'll need to send your pages by tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28th. More details here.
If you are interested in attending WriteOnCon, check out the quick registration guidelines. It only takes a minute, and then you'll be able to enter the WriteOnCon forums to introduce yourself and meet other writers before the conference starts. There is a good chance that the forums will remain open all year, so this is another writing group that you can join.
Hope to see you there!