No matter where you live, or what your budget, or even your age will prevent you from attending a writing conference this summer.
WriteOnCon is a free online conference for writers of any age. While some of the focus is on writing for children, the main workshops and ideas apply to writers of any genre. The conference runs from Tuesday, August 16th to Thursday, August 18th, 2011, and will not cost you a penny. You can access the workshops and forums at any time, so it won't matter what time zone you're in.
NextGen Online Writing Conference is specifically for young writers, age 20 and under. It also takes place in August, on August 2nd and 3rd, 2011. Registration is already open. You'll find lots of great workshops taught by professionals who want to encourage young writers.
So, no excuses, right?