I proposed an idea to speak at Web Directions Code in Melbourne, Australia, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event asked me to buy a ticket at full price, 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 3 months to prepare for my 20 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a Man who has been speaking for 6 months. This was a for profit event. Also, Web Directions held a free speaking workshop, and speaker's dinner + day excursion after the even.