I proposed an idea to speak at !!Con in New York. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, 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 used my PTO to speak. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 10 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 11 years. This was a not for profit event.