I am going to attend a conference in Europe and will be presenting a paper that will be immediately published. I can talk to anyone about the project and what my plans for the future are, correct?

It depends on whether it is controlled under the EAR or the ITAR.

If you are dealing with information that is only controlled under the EAR, and you plan to share results that are ordinarily published broadly within the scientific community and are not proprietary, you may do so.

NO, if it may be controlled under the ITAR (i.e., may be presenting technical information that may be controlled on the Munitions List). In that case, only technical information that has already been published can be freely shared abroad.