I was invited to speak at ManhattanJS in New York. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. My speaking slot was 20 minutes for this event, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 8 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, I would never expect to be paid to speak at a not-for-profit community event like this. Although if it were not local to me, I'd want help with travel and accommodation.