Am I able to wait for the fair in NY or should I begin applying now for positions in August of 2018?

My profile is complete but I was going to wait for the fair in NY to gain information about schools first hand.
Additionally, I was informed first and second interviews take place at these events.
Is it unwise for me to wait to apply to schools? I am sensing urgency from other entries I have read and
am new to this process. I do not want to miss out on opportunities to teach abroad in the fall of 2018.
Thank you for all and any advice!