Honorarium- How Should I Decide My Rate

Hey Elphas! My name is Danielle and I am seeking advice on how much I should charge for my very first paid speaking engagement! I will be speaking on a panel about the GDPR + digital colonialism + lack of data protection laws across in east Africa. Here are additional deets:

  • Data and AI conference in Germany (panel format)
  • I am an attorney
  • Published author on digital colonialism + GDPR
  • Guest lectured at MIT

The conference is being organized by four universities and will take place at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany.

Thank you in advance!

Hi Danielle,As a past conference organiser, I would suggest asking the organising team the following:- What's their budget for speakers?If it's a paid conference, look at how much they are charging attendees and consider what you would consider a fair fee to charge for your expertise and experience. This article may also be helpful: I hope this will be helpful. 🙂Feel free to DM me if you'd like me to expand on anything.
Thank you so much SandraK! The first article was incredibly helpful as a baseline and the extra article you DM’d me was incredible and had so much insight that I never would have thought of! Thanks, again!
You're very welcome Danielle!
As an update! I asked exactly what you said, and they are paying for my flight, accommodations and paying me $450 euros - so I am excited! Thanks again!
That's fantastic news @DanielleColeman! 🎉
Great advice. I've used it and it works.