I was invited to speak at TexasJS in Austin, so I travelled internationally to speak. 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 used my PTO to speak. It took me 25 hours to prepare for my 25 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 3 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, From the speaker point of view TexasJS is a create conference and they really took care of all the speakers I talked to

Submitted in late October 2015