About the Conference

This year WAATBP returns Oct 6 & 7 with a combined virtual and in-person experience that promises to be a phenomenal one—that's right—everything you loved about the dynamic conference over the years, spread across two eventful days!

The event kicks off on Thursday, October 6 with an all-virtual version of our career fair and portfolio reviews. Then on Friday, October 7, we will meet at Convene for an action-packed day starting with a keynote address, followed by recruiting & reviewing, panels & workshops, activations, and so much more. 

There will be thought-provoking discussions, super engaging Speakers and panelists, and we will address diversity issues head-on. There will also be plenty of advertising agencies and brands that will be looking to get to know those in attendance. No matter where you are in the world, whether you're a person of color, or a supportive ally, there's a place for you at WAATBP. 

As always, the conference is free to attend, but you must register in advance to be part of the conversation and the celebration. Only Premium ticket holders receive exclusive access to the after-hours mixer, so make sure to get your ticket ahead of time.


Convene at 225 Liberty Street is located in Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan's Financial District. Nearly 73,000 square feet, this spacious venue makes the perfect large-scale event space for this year's conference.

By Train
Nearby subway stations:

By Bus
Nearby Bus Stations Vessy Street & West Street South End Avenue & Gateway Plaza Vessy Street & North End Avenue

Nearby parking SP+ Parking 225 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281

SP+ Parking 250 Vessey Street New York, NY 10281

Gateway Plaza Garage 339-345 South End Avenue New York, NY 10280

Meet The Team

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

Interested in becoming a Partner in 2022? 


Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellow