The Writers Digest Conference will soon be in the news. It is being held at New York from January 21-23, 2011. I hope that one day, some time, I shall be able to attend one of these!
The Pitch Slam looks really interesting. The conference gives a great opportunity for writers to interact with literary agents with the objective of getting them to represent you. I am sure equally it is an opportunity for literary agents to scout fresh talent and add these authors to their agency.