I was invited to speak at F5 Festival, so I travelled domestically 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 used my PTO to speak. It took me 2 days to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a cis man of color who has been speaking for 12 years. This was a for profit event.

Submitted in late October 2015