I proposed an idea to speak at RuLu in Lyon (France), so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event assisted with part of my travel and accommodation. My employer paid some of my travel expenses, and I used my PTO to speak. It took me 1 month to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 2 years. This was a not for profit event.