I have been accepted to present a paper at a conference in a recognised university.
There is no doubt about the 'legitimacy' or public standing of this university as it is recognised worldwide. In addition, it is the management department within the university that is organising the conference. The keynote speakers are recognised and leaders in their fields.
The conference has two streams: peer review and non-peer review. The non-peer review is more like practical / application of theories in practice.
I am located in the non-peer review section and was asked to pay my own registration of $500. There is no assistance for travel etc.
Is this normal for an international conference? (I always thought at least the speaker's registration was stand expense that was borne by the conference organisers).
What are the pros and cons of attending and presenting at such conferences?