This October 5th, The One Club’s annual Here Are All the Black People Multicultural Creative Career Fair and Mid-Level Conference is back and bigger than ever!

Who should attend?

This event is for you if:

  • you’re a young creative trying to break into the industry
  • you’re a mid-level creative who has worked for 3-7 years and you want exposure to industry professionals, career building workshops, and networking opportunities
  • you're a senior/executive creative and want to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry

Our mission is to create a space for real world conversations, connections, and solutions regarding the lack of diversity in the creative industry. This event will feature panel sessions with industry leaders, portfolio reviews, student mentoring, and networking opportunities. Don't miss out on a full day of programming guaranteed to position you in the right direction for your career.


HAATBP is fully sponsored by agencies and companies looking to foster diversity and hire diverse creative talent.

Sponsorship opportunities


Are you a graduating senior, recent college graduate or working professional interested in breaking into the Advertising industry? Click the button below to apply for a travel stipend to attend "Here Are All the Black People" if you are coming from out of state.

To be considered a "Recent Graduate" you must have graduated from a college or university within the last 3 years. Otherwise you are NOT eligible for this stipend.

The deadline to apply is September 10, 2018

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TICKET INFO

Which ticket should I buy? That depends on how you want to experience HAATBP! All tickets cover breakfast, lunch, beverages and a HAATBP swag bag, but a paid ticket gives you access to the most programming.

Ticket options:

Student/Internship Seeking

This ticket is for someone who is currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or portfolio school classes. Purchase of this ticket includes:

  • Student Mentoring Sessions
  • Portfolio Review (AM or PM session)

Recent Graduate/Entry Level Seeking

This ticket is for someone who has graduated and is actively looking for an entry level position. Purchase of this ticket includes:

  • Student Mentoring Sessions
  • Portfolio Review (AM or PM session)

Mid-Level Professional

Purchase this ticket if you are currently working in the creative industry with 3-7 years of experience. Purchase of this ticket includes:

  • Mid-Level Sessions
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Exclusive Kick-Off Party on October 4th

Senior/Executive

Purchase this ticket if you have 8+ years of working experience in the creative industry. Purchase of this ticket includes:

  • Mid-Level Sessions
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Exclusive Kick-Off Party on October 4th

Please Note: Advance registration is required for all sessions.


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ABOUT HAATBP

The highly controversial and emotional discussion between the two creatives [Jeff Goodby and Jimmy Smith] sparked a wave of action as a response to the very serious question regarding the lack of diversity in the creative field.

HAATBP has come a long way from the 2011 organic question posed by advertising greats Jeff Goodby and Jimmy Smith. The highly controversial and emotional discussion between the two creatives sparked a wave of action as a response to the very serious question regarding the lack of diversity in the creative field. Quickly The One Club seized the opportunity to move beyond words and created action. In 2012, The One Club developed a diversity-focused event titled “Where Are All The Black People? A Creative Career Fair.”

A few short years later, the “W” from Where Are All The Black People was removed changing the question to an answer. Now in its seventh year, HAATBP is a highly regarded event giving participants numerous opportunities to interact with top creative professionals for networking, interviews, portfolio reviews and mentoring.

The One Club's Annual Here Are All The Black People is a one-day event that provides a space for multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals to enrich their careers through training and exploring new opportunities.

This year, in addition to programming for young creatives, HAATBP 2018 will offer a separate track with topics designed for mid-level creatives. This new format provides exposure for entry-level talent and provides professional development opportunities for mid-level creative professionals.

This is not your average career fair! HAATBP gives attendees interested in exploring and developing their careers in advertising and design access to:

  • Educational and Diverse sessions lead by top industry professionals
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Student / Participant Portfolio Reviews
  • Recruiting booths
  • Networking
  • Live Talent Pitch Competition

For sponsorship information, please contact Stefanie Smith at stefanie@oneclub.org.


Previous Year's Info:
2017 wrap up 2016 wrap up

Panels, Sessions, Workshops & More!

Mid-Level Creative Professional

After 6 years of successful HAATBP career fairs we have a large base of professionals who are hungry for professional development opportunities and expanding their networks. The One Club for Creativity hopes to engage mid-level professionals by incorporating development sessions during HAATBP that are relevant to this pivotal time in their careers.

The Mid-level professional series is only for working creatives with 3-7 years of working experience. Tickets include professionally focused sessions and an exclusive cocktail hour for executives, mid-level professionals and working industry professionals.

Live Talent Pitch

A must-see event during HAATBP is the Live Talent Pitch! Students and young professionals audition for a chance to be one of eight (8) Live Talent Pitch Participants. Each contestant will showcase his or her unique talent as an innovative way to catch the eye of the industry’s top creative professionals and tell them “Why You Should Hire Me.” All attendees are encouraged to watch and cheer-on their favorite contestant.

In the style of a true competition, a panel of judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The first-place winner a cash prize of $500.00 and all three winners will win the opportunity to interview with the participating judging panel agencies.


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Mentoring Workshops and Sessions

Mentoring workshops are lead by top creatives from leading agencies and focus on the most relevant industry topics.

Portfolio / One-on-One Reviews

Top creative leaders including Chief Creative Officers, Executive Art Directors and Recruiters & Strategists volunteer their time to review portfolios of students and young professionals.

Portfolio reviews last about 15-20 minutes where the conversation is structured around:

  • The presentation and organization of the work
  • Constructive criticism on design and layout
  • Tips to improve or further develop the campaign or concept
  • This is an invaluable opportunity for students and young professionals to have organic insightful conversations with top creatives in the industry.
 

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Schedule

8:00 AM

Coffee & Registration
 

9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker
 

10:15 AM

Opening Session
The Power of Privilege  

11:00 AM

Portfolio Review Session 1
 
Mentor Session A
Don't Get Stuck: Plan Your Career for How the World Really Works  
Mid-level Session 1
The Last Hurdle: Selling Your Work  

12:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 1 (cont.)
 
Mentor Session B
Creativity Abounds: Career Paths and Entry Points Beyond Traditional Advertising
Mid-Level Session 2
TBD

1:00 PM

Lunch
 

2:00 PM

Live Talent Pitch
 

3:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 2
 
Mentor Session C
TBD  
Mid-level Session 3
Don't Let this Young Face Fool You: Unpacking Agisim in Advertising  

4:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 2 (cont.)
 
Mentoring Session D
TDB  
Mid-Level Session 4
Asking For The Work: How To Obtain Key Assignments While Also Building Your Current Career  

5:15 PM

All Attendee Closing Panel
 

6:00 PM

Closing Remarks with Cocktails & Networking
 


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Location

Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue, NYC


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