So basically, as an undergrad its quite expensive to attend conferences. My paper got accepted to a more specialized IEEE conference in the South. I had previously built simulation tools from scratch for computational EM (a more graduate oriented topic), however I hadn’t quite discovered anything new and I was wondering that if I have to anyway attend a conference in the south to present my more technical work, the southeastcon in florida could potentially be a candidate to get a paper for my simulation tools as well. I am also quite confused if having a conference paper to vouch for these tools will provide any additional benefit when applying for PhD as opposed to just showing that they indeed do work. If yes ? then is it worth spending to present my work at southeastcon?