Sometimes it could be difficult to know if your research has academic merit. Conference presentations are a really great way to gauge whether or not your research has the potential to be published in an academic journal. Presenting your research at conferences is like a “dress rehearsal” for your research, before you submit to an academic publication in your field. How do you find a conference to present your research at? Great question.
Garofalo, Mary, "Conference Presentations: Finding a Home for Your Research" (2022). General Research. 9.