I was invited to speak at Midwest.io in Kansas City. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. I used my PTO to speak. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 45 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a Woman who has been speaking for 5 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, Great speaker dinner and gift as a thank you. Best organized conference I have been to. Highly recommend.