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10th Annual Diversity
Conference & Career Fair

September 22-24, 2020

Event Details

For the safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WAATBP 2020 will be 100% online. By moving to a virtual conference, we will be able to include attendees from all over the country, and world, like never before.

WAATBP is more than a job fair; it's a forum for the creative industry to have transparent discussions on racial inequity and professional development. In today’s social and political climate, it’s vital that everyone take part in these conversations, from entry-level to C-suite.

Lastly, WAATBP will be 100% free for all ticket holders. We want to ensure that there’s no financial barrier to attend the panels, portfolio reviews, or career fair. Let’s be more progressive, inclusive, and bolder than ever.


#BlackLivesMatter

Keynote Speaker

Van Jones

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host and political commentator, and an Emmy-nominated producer

Jones has been a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform for more than 25 years. He has founded and led many thriving social enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and the Dream Corps – a social justice accelerator that houses Dream Corps TECH, Green For All and #cut50, which led the charge to pass the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host and political commentator, and an Emmy-nominated producer

Jones has been a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform for more than 25 years. He has founded and led many thriving social enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and the Dream Corps – a social justice accelerator that houses Dream Corps TECH, Green For All and #cut50, which led the charge to pass the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

Ete Davies
Ete Davies
ENGINE Creative
CEO
Elisha Greenwell
Elisha Greenwell
72andSunny
Co-managing Director of Brand Citizens
Amber Guild
Amber Guild
T Brand
President
Denise Horn
Denise Horn
WarnerMedia
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
Chris Miller
Chris Miller
Ben & Jerry's
Head of Global Activism Strategy
Nate Nichols
Nate Nichols
Palette Group
Founder & Creative Director
Patrice M. Palmer
Patrice M. Palmer
eROOT Consulting, LLC
CEO & Principle Consultant
Keni Thacker
Keni Thacker
100 Roses From Concrete
Founder/Program Creator

WAATBP Partners

WAATBP would not be possible without the support and resources of an incredible group of partners from across the advertising industry and beyond. These partners believe in our commitment to a more inclusive and diverse creative industry. 

 

Champion Level

Change Agent Level

Advocate Level