I'm considering going to Backspace or NY Writer's Workshop this spring. My HF MS is complete and has been through two beta readers. I plan to start querying this month, but (of course) I expect I not have signed with an agent by the time of the conferences (hope for the best, plan for the worst).

My motivation for going is to make contacts with agents, but truthfully, I am a little scared of this. I hate doing self-promotion, especially in any form that is not written. I do, however, want to do whatever it takes to sign with an agent.

Can someone advise me of their experiences at this sort of thing? Any advice? Do's and Don'ts?