I'm trying conformation for the first time and I would say a few really important things from my very limited experience are
a) getting your pup used to being around lots of other dogs and people, and used to being handled by other people. For instance, my 4 mo puppy is a tad stressed when she is in really large groups of dogs such as in conformation class and puppy socialization class and isn't really comfortable yet on the table when a stranger comes up to handle her. So if you can get your pup started in being exposed to those situations it will make show training much easier when you have a chance to do it.
b) Get her trained in some basic obedience at home until you find a good class. If you can get her started in stand, stand/stay, watch me, loose-lead walking, etc. you will have a good head start in conformation class because you'll need for your puppy to have some basic foundation so it can be applied in a more distracting situation.
lvoss recommended this book "Positive Training for Show Dogs" on some other threads and it has been helpful for me for applying the training I was doing for conformation.
Good luck. Don't get too overwhelmed! It should be fun for you and the dogs!