I was invited to speak at WDCNZ in Wellington, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 3 days to prepare for my 1 hour speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 5 years. This was a for profit event. Also, I would speak at this event again.