I proposed an idea to speak at ATypI in Sao Paulo, so I travelled internationally 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 did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 2 days to prepare for my 90 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 10 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, Speakers have to pay reduced admission fee of $180 (regular ticket $606)

Submitted in late October 2015