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!

SandraK's profile thumbnail
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: https://hbr.org/2018/05/how-much-should-you-charge-for-a-speech I hope this will be helpful. 🙂Feel free to DM me if you'd like me to expand on anything.
PatriciaGestoso's profile thumbnail
Great advice. I've used it and it works.
DanielleColeman's profile thumbnail
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!