I was invited to speak at Madison PHP in Madison, WI, 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 was unemployed when I spoke at the event. My speaking slot was 50 minutes for this event, and I had a great time. This was a not for profit event. Also, Friendly and welcoming community. The organizer went out of her way to accommodate people. About 23% of attendees were women.