Click here to see the article: http://classtechtips.com/2016/05/15/4-reasons-why-you-should-attend-an-edtech-conference/
I really like going to tech conferences. I think that most I like meeting with other EdTech professionals at these conferences because it is nice to finally meet with someone who understands the job, offer different perspectives, and usually have a tool I have not discovered that can make life so much easier.
My perspective touches on some of the reasons mentioned in the article linked above. I really enjoy meeting with the faces behind the companies I've been working with. However, a word of caution about EdTech conferences. They are usually sponsored by many different tech companies, with the intention of gaining your (or your school's) business. Education technology is a very competitive field and you may be constantly being "sold" tech tools rather than "shown" tech tools. Before you commit to a tech tool, make sure the tool fits your curriculum/pedagogy. There are a lot of cool tools out there that may be tempting to get, but may not work out the way you want.