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Doug E. Fresh
WAATBP 2022 Keynote Speaker
♫ Today, at this very place, you’re about to hear — we swear — the best darn keynote of the year! ♫
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop, we are thrilled to announce the golden era icon, the Human Beatbox Doug E. Fresh will be kicking the Friday off as our keynote speaker in New York City. Doug will share his fascinating professional and personal journey through the music industry and beyond, as well as his thoughts on creative perseverance in an increasingly diverse world.
WAATBP was born in the heart of New York City—on Madison Avenue to be exact. Though virtual for the last two years, we’re beyond thrilled to return in person for the live event in NYC once again, this time at the beautiful and aptly named Convene. We’ll finally come together to network, hire, and be hired — changing the ad game as only New York can do.
Can’t make it to New York? No worries — the pandemic taught us how to do virtual right! For those unable to join us in person on October 7, we’ll be hosting an online version a day earlier on October 6, complete with panels, portfolio reviews and recruiting sessions
From inspirational keynotes to meaningful panels, we address real issues that affect people of color
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Get In The Mix
Last year, we all enjoyed the amazing WAATBP grand finale hosted by RNB HouseParty. The virtual concert was such a vibe, we wanted to make sure to bring back even more energy for this year's performance … only this time in person!
WAATBP Premium Ticket Holders get to closeout the conference with a bang, as the RNB HouseParty crew returns with their brand of nostalgia. Food and beverages will also be on hand — but only in New York, and only with a Premium Ticket. You don’t want to miss it!