I proposed an idea to speak at Sud Web in Toulouse, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event asked me to buy a ticket at full price, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer paid all of my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 2 days to prepare for my 15 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a Man who has been speaking for 3 years. This was a not for profit event.