Many writer's conferences are being offered right now. I've been to a couple in the past few years and am debating whether to attend another one. I always come back inspired and ready to work. As most writers know, writing is a pretty lonely profession at times. Getting out and meeting with one's peers who share the same passion for writing and books can be good for the soul.
Besides meeting super interesting people at these conferences, you also come back with tons of reading material, workshop experience under your belt, and new ideas that you're ready to work on as soon as you get home. Not to mention the fabulous speakers at these conferences who provide words of wisdom and encouragement to writers.
I guess I already talked myself into going again, huh? Better start checking out those conference dates now.