Nice post from Cesare about the conferences you should be looking at this year. Conferences give you a great chance to network with other devs and get out of your shell.
As a side note, I thought Mohammad Azam's opinion on the decline of iOS conferences made a very good point. He argues part of the problem is the conferences have the same group of speakers every year. Though I don't attend many conferences, I have noticed this when looking at the speakers. This isn't a knock on our great iOS speakers either, just an observation that a more diverse speaker pool may help. Marco Arment also made an excellent point about having less speakers and more time to network with other devs. All good stuff.
I hope conferences don't die. I've been in industries where they have and it sucks. It can happen quicker than you think.
Top 10 iOS Conferences in 2018 BY Cesare Rocchi