Here are all the black people

A multicultural creative career fair

Here Are All The Black People
Here Are All The Black People
Here Are All The Black People

It's that time of year again! The One Club for Creativity is proud to present the ninth amazing year of Here Are All The Black People, the multicultural career fair and conference for advertising students and professionals of all levels, and one of the most important events on the industry calendar.

This year's HAATBP will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at New World Stages in New York City. We're hard at work making the 2019 edition the best one ever, and we are excited to have you join us next month!



Keynote Speakers

HAATBP is famous for its keynote presentations, featuring passionate speakers from many different fields. Everyone from Dr. Cornel West to Franchesca Ramsey has graced the stage, so grab a seat, dim the lights and be inspired!

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussions

Throughout the day, industry professionals will lead real conversations regarding many of the issues people of color experience within the advertising industry. From hard truths to lighthearted observations, these panels hope to encourage growth for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.



HAATBP regularly attracts some of the coolest agencies, studios, and brands in the biz, and they're looking to hire. Stop by Recruiters Row and learn what some of them have to offer. Who knows, you just might find your next big break!

Portfolio Review

Portfolio Reviews

Is your portfolio up to par? Whether you're in need of a tweak or a complete overhaul, come get the advice and encouragement you need from some of New York's most respected creatives, and be ready to take things to the next level!



They say it's not what you know but who you know, and with HAATBP attracting over 700 attendees each year, you're going to make a lot of new connections. Bring your business cards and get ready to schmooze!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:00 AM–6:00 PM
New World Stages
340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019




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

Interested in sponsoring HAATBP in 2019? Please contact our Inclusion & Diversity Department, at and view the HAATBP Sponsorship Booklet

Omnicom Health Group
VF Corporation
Publicis Health
VCU Brandcenter
Best Buy
Vayner Media
4 A's
The Martin Agency
Bold Culture Co.
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Omnicon Media Group
Giant Spoon
Pace Communications



Here Are All The Black People
Here Are All The Black People

The place, a Christmas party at famed San Francisco agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where a young black creative asked founder Jeff Goodby the tongue-in-cheek but definitely not tongue-in-cheek question,"Where are all the black people?".

After many conversations on creating job opportunities for minority students and graduates pursuing careers in advertising and design, Goodby and fellow creative legend Jimmy Smith spearheaded a panel during The One Club's 2011 Creative Week with that attention-grabbing question as its title. This led to The One Club for Creativity developing this panel into a full-day diversity-focused career fair later that fall. The success of these two events ensured this would become an important annual touchpoint for everyone in advertising for whom cultural diversity isn't just a checkbox, but a crucial fact of professional life. By 2014, with hundreds of attendees, it was no longer a question of "where" were all the black people — they were right here, ready to be counted.

2019 marks the ninth exciting year of HAATBP, and although the conference warmly welcomes attendees of all cultures and races, and has grown to include programming for those with more experience on their resumes, its name remains as unapologetically bold as ever.

Previous Year's Info:
2018 wrap up 2017 wrap up 2016 wrap up

Travel Stipend

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 27, 2019*

*Limited availability - will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

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