I proposed an idea to speak at Paris Web in Paris. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 15 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a web enthousiast who has been speaking for 6 years. This was a not for profit event.