I was invited to speak at FITC in Toronto. 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 used my PTO to speak. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 45 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 4 years. This was a for profit event.

Submitted in early November 2015