I was invited to be on a panel, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 600 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. My speaking slot was 40 minutes for this event, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 15 years. This was a for profit event.