I proposed an idea to speak at yada yada in Warsaw, Poland, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event asked me to buy a ticket at full price. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 20 days to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. This was a not for profit event.

Submitted in mid March 2016