Conference woes with kids


I will have to go do a conference within the next 12 months because I submit this time next year and I haven't presented yet. It's such a pain. It's not that I don't want to go, I'd love to but when you have young children and no childcare it's a nightmare. No one can get the time off when the conferences are (July) because for my husband and the grand parents it is their peak time at work, they are literlally not aloud to take leave then. School have said they will fine me if I take the kids with me as it's still term time - because it is important they don't miss out on their education even though it is the end of term (watching, films and colouring in!) :(How do you manage it?