I was invited to speak at Velocity in New York. 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 paid all of my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 30 days to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 5 years. This was a for profit event.