Yesterday we attended the Wikimania conference. A few days before going we secured a commissioning with a regular client. However, we funded the trip ourselves and won't make any money from this.
What is the best way to approach conference attendance(as a Freelancer)? Pitch before hand, pitch after? Can you ask a publisher to fund your expenses? This conference was just down the road to me, is it worth asking for funding for foreign conferences?
In general do you have tips, or a link to a relevant article?