I was invited to speak at many conferences in Auckland. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. My speaking slot was 60 minutes for this event, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 3 years. This was a for profit event. Also, I don't think the exposure's worth it. I care about teaching people stuff, or else I wouldn't speak. I get the odd bottle of wine. Thank goodness I know people who like wine.

Submitted in late October 2015