The 12th annual Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP) diversity conference & career fair will take place October 6-7, 2022, in New York. The conference is free to attend.
WAATBP is an annual gathering that exists to address and correct the lack of diversity within the ad industry, bringing together Black voices from across the ad community - from eager students to C-suite leaders - to celebrate successes, examine setbacks, and assert their rightful place at the table alongside their allies.
This year marks the first time WAATBP will be a hybrid event, with the first day taking place online and the second in person at Convene at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St. in downtown New York.
While other industry diversity events are confined to addressing topics from the stage, WAATBP stands apart by also providing one-on-one portfolio reviews by top agency creatives and recruiting opportunities for mid-level creatives who want to advance their careers, as well as students looking to break into the industry. For the first time, a wellness and meditation room will also be available.
Virtual panels (including one specifically focused on industry people of color in Europe), portfolio reviews, and recruiting sessions will happen on October 6. The second day kicks off with a special keynote speaker to be announced shortly, followed by additional engaging panels, recruiting booths, and portfolio reviews.
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