Your courage and determination can move mountains today.
It won't be an easy day to get the attention and recognition that you deserve. You might have to be content knowing that you did a good job and be the one to reward yourself. Even though it's not quite the same as getting instant recognition from your peers, you can at least celebrate your achievements privately or with loved ones. Besides, your successes won't be hidden forever. Others will notice, but it will take time.
Don't rush. Your thoughts and ideas are best communicated clearly, not quickly.