The Liberty States Fiction Writers, based in NJ, put on a really good conference last year for a reasonable price. Their next one is coming up in March; here's the link:http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/lsf-writers-conference
. Make sure you scroll all the way down the page--they have a strong line-up of agents and editors.
Last year I got to meet the lovely Kimmy in person, and we ended up with a nice group of people at our table for lunch. I'm hoping that some QT-ers in the NJ/NY/PA will come this year. (If you can stay on Saturday evening, the cocktail hour rocks.)
PM me if you're planning to go, have questions, or want some inside scoop. . .