Situation: I started my PhD (Pure Maths) in January 2018. My research interest lies on functional analysis but not on applied side. If possible, I would like to stay at academia as a Maths researcher or lecturer (or even better, professor).
Recently I came across a few conferences that I would like to attend. However, due to my scholarship terms and conditions, I am able to obtain financial assistance from the school only once per year. However, some of my peers attended more than one conference per year due to their prestigious scholarship.
Question: Would a Phd student with few conference attendances be at a disadvantage when applying for postdoctoral / tenured track position?
By conference attendance, I mean attend AND give a talk at conference.