I'm a recently-admitted student to graduate program, albeit possessing a considerable roster of research papers in known conferences and journals.

I'd just, recently, received an email from the chairman of this conference to deliver a technical presentation, as an invited speaker in the target field.

Typically, invited speakers are the well-known heroes in their field. I am, noticeably, ambitious enough to taste such experience, but this offer's made me suspicious about the credibility of the conference, to the bone.

Should I accept the offer?!

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    It's a junk conference (if not a fake altogether). They are after your money and nothing else; speaking at this event will be of zero benefit to your career.
    – ff524
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 5:58
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    @ff524: You might be right. I did just consider some chances for its credibility, as some of the mentioned fellows in committee section are famous researchers. However, putting some fake names and pictures would not be too tough for such kinda junk administrators!
    – user41207
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 6:01
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    The chair of this "conference" series is also the chair of a whole string of conferences and conference series of questionable quality, where virtually all the attendees are invited speakers (who pay $675 to attend). Save your time and your money for better opportunities.
    – ff524
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 6:37
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    Go to the conference and pay in cash with fake money, do your presentation and then go to the beach. Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 9:49
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    @BillBarth your efforts to protect random anonymous strangers on the internet from accidentally committing fraud due to blindly following the advice of other random anonymous strangers without realizing that said advice was made humorously, are very admirable and noble of course, but also, shall we say... amusing.
    – Dan Romik
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 21:38

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It seems it is a junk conference, which will not bring you anything, but waits for your money!

Don't go, it is a waste of time, you will get nothing good from it, since no one really involved at a high level in your field will come.

It is not unusual for those kind of conferences to invite "anyone" as an invited speaker.

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