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

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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.

Back In The Big Apple

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

Join Us Day One: October 6th
Virtually from any location.
See Virtual Schedule

Join Us Day Two: October 7th
Convene, 225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10281
See In-Person Schedule

What To Expect

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

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! 

Founder + CEO
Director of Brand/Creative Strategy
FaZe Clan
Group Director, Strategy & Insights
VP, Head of Marketing
Lippe Taylor
Account Executive
WAATBP 2022 Keynote Speaker
Content + Editorial Director
Combs Enterprises
Creative Director
Capital One Brand Creative
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
Multi-disciplinary Artist/ Illustrator
Creative Director and Founder
Palette Group / Allyship & Action
Chief Creative Officer
Art Director/ Graphic Designer
Capital One
Executive Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy Portland
Brand Executive
Senior Strategist
Capital One Brand Creative
Creative Director
DARE.WIN / Media.Monks Paris
Chairman & CCO
Amusement Park
100 Rose From Concrete
Associate Director, Brand Experiences & Partnerships
Director, Multicultural Media
Senior Copywriter
Capital One

2022 Partners

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