Sure it super depends on the person, but what was your previous experience?
Thank you all so much for you help!
* To get that iconic/cliche Steve Jobs style posed photo on stage, with your hands arranged in some sort of Tai Chi move - https://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/104673638-GettyImages-...
* To get the LinkedIn/Twitter/Social media humble bragging points
* To get yourself known to recruiters or other tech platforms for career opportunities
* To get the free swag
* To network with other techie folks
* Free hotel / travel expenses (paid by your company or the host)
marketing to buy some product the company has
marketing to want to come work for the company that is doing this cool stuff.
edit: spelling, missed a ".".
The used market is very lacking in my area unfortunately.
There's also the DIY route.
The stuff built for the "audiophiles" who worry about cosmic energy and theta crystals and chips in vaccines is. And it's not even that well built.
If I just want to spend mindlessly amounts of money there are better ways like buying fancy watches or buying a boat, etc
I would speak for free, if needed :P
Love both discussions but I actually wanted to now about people speaking on stages about tech topics.
Or in the current situation speaking on virtual conferences via video chat.
I had a friend who did conferences for verticals that would attract 500-2000 people. People who write books, former generals/admirals/nasa people, B-list celebrities, people associated with past news events, tech celebrities, etc all do keynotes.
A remote event should be much cheaper as these people have no work. I’d offer $500 and go as high as $2000.
The meetup is also involved in running a conference. And some companies are willing to pay travel expenses for their employees to come out and speak. It's good for marketing and recruiting.