Conference papers are often published online. By presenting your research at a conference, you may be published sooner and gain recognition for your work faster than if it was first published in a journal.
Avoid unsuitable conferences. Some key factors to consider:
Search a database, select document type and limit to proceedings or conference paper. Sort by cited by (highest) or select source title, to see where the most papers on your topic have been presented. Scopus is good for this.