I proposed an idea to speak at PyCon in Montreal. This was a local event. The event offered me a discounted ticket to buy, 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 5 days to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 15 years. This was a not for profit event.