I was invited to be on a panel, so I travelled domestically 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 4 hours to prepare for this event, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 7 years. This was a not for profit event.