I proposed an idea to speak at CasITConf in Seattle, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event offered me a discounted ticket to buy, 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. It took me 6 hours to prepare for my 50 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a person who has been speaking for 0 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, The conference had an overall attendance of about 300 people.