I was invited to speak at FOWD, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 2000 USD to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 8 days to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 6 years. This was a for profit event.