I'm a software engineer, and interested in a submitting a talk to a conference.
The work I would like to talk about is about using an open source library, but my company uses this library, and I specifically use this library both at work and for personal projects, in relatively similar ways. So the talk would use my personal project as an example, but is based on work I have done in both settings.
I believe my company would support me speaking at the conference, and in most cases I would talk to them beforehand to get their blessing, and they'd likely pay for my conference attendance, and perhaps other colleagues as well. I believe it would appear very unusual and confusing to my manager and coworkers if I submitted and was accepted to talk at the conference without including my affiliation with my company, especially given how closely the talk is related to tech we use.
However, I am ramping up a job search, mostly related to a predicted move for partner's job, and in our estimated timeline, the submission will happen while I am at this job, and the event will happen several months after I leave.
It seem, therefore, potentially very awkward in either direction. If I do talk to my company and apply under their guises, they will potentially be upset about having paid for it, as well as having me speak on their behalf when I am no longer working there. Is there a chance they'll require me to withdraw?
On the other hand, it would be very notable/unusual if I applied as an individual, and would potentially notify them to the fact that I was searching for a new job anyways.
What is the typical/ethical/best course of action?