I was invited to give a workshop at Recurse Center in New York, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 1000 USD to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer paid all of my travel expenses, and I used my PTO to speak. It took me 2 weeks to prepare for my 4 days speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 2 years. This was a for profit event. Also, I was a Recurse Center resident. An excellent experience.