Bringing together Black voices within the advertising community to celebrate success, highlight setbacks, and demand their rightful place at the table alongside their allies.

Experience everything you love about our in-person and virtual conferences.

Doug E. Fresh

WAATBP 2022 Keynote Speaker

Human Beatbox Doug E. Fresh kicked off as our keynote speaker in New York City, sharing his fascinating professional and personal journey through the music industry. Watch the recap to hear his thoughts on creative perseverance in an increasingly diverse world. 

Talent Booked by: Lokee Worldwide Productions

What To Expect | 2022

Keynotes & Panels

From inspirational keynotes to meaningful panels, we address real issues that affect people of color

Portfolio Reviews & Recruiting

Get your portfolio reviewed by top leaders
from respected agencies and brands.

Workshops & Sessions

We seek to inspire action with sessions that provide professional development advice and experiential learning for all attendees.

Get In The Mix 2022

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! 

2022 Speakers
Founder + CEO
Director of Brand/Creative Strategy
FaZe Clan
Group Director, Strategy & Insights
VP, Head of Marketing
Lippe Taylor
Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, MD, MS
NYC Health + Hospitals
Account Executive
WAATBP 2022 Keynote Speaker
Content + Editorial Director
Combs Enterprises
Creative Director
Capital One
Healthcare Managing Director
Lippe Taylor
Group Strategy Director, Research Studio
Art Director
VP / Director of Strategic Growth
Deutsch LA
RnB House Party
SVP Diversity Equity Inclusion
Dentsu Creative
Group Strategy Director
Black Mat Yoga
Multi-disciplinary Artist/ Illustrator
Creative Director and Founder
Palette Group / Allyship & Action
Editorial and Publishing Manager
Chief Creative Officer
Art Director/ Graphic Designer
Capital One
Consumer Marketing Director, MBA
Executive Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy Portland
Brand Executive
Senior Strategist
Capital One
Chief Digital Officer
Lippe Taylor
Creative Director
DARE.WIN / Media.Monks Paris
Chairman & CEO
Amusement Park Entertainment
100 Rose From Concrete
Director, Cultural Engagement Strategy
Director, Multicultural Media
Senior Copywriter
Capital One

2022 Partners

 Interested in having a recruiting table or reviewing portfolios? Join our growing list of partners!