I proposed an idea to speak at LKCE in Munich, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event assisted with part of my travel and accommodation. I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 3 days to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a Woman who has been speaking for 1 year. This was a for profit event. Also, I am a freelancer. The hotel was just paid for all, because the organizers made a mistake and all speakers became a little bit angry.