I was invited to speak at NDC in Oslo, Norway, so I travelled internationally 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 did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 2 days to prepare for my 60 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 10 years. This was a for profit event. Also, The conference organisers were extremely picky with the flights they were willing to cover, and I ended up adding money out of pocket to book the flights I wanted to (in economy class, of course). Conference tickets are very highly priced, so it seems that the organisers simply don't care or don't want to pay speakers.

Submitted in mid November 2015