Here Are All The Black People (HAATBP) is The One Club For Creativity's annual multicultural career fair and conference for advertising professionals and students of all levels. Now in its seventh exciting year, HAATBP brings together hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences for a full day of panels and presentations from industry leaders, portfolio reviews, student mentoring, networking opportunities and more.
Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 7th Avenue, New York NY, 10001
In our ongoing mission to make Here Are All The Black People inviting to all experience levels, we are pleased to announce four different tiers of tickets.
- The Student & Intern ticket is for those who are still in school, but with an eye towards graduation and entering the creative industry.
- The Recent Grad & Entry Level ticket engages people who are just getting their foot in the door — and want to know what do with it once it's there.
- Introduced last year, the Mid-Level Creative ticket is for professionals with a few years of experience who are still navigating their way up the ladder.
- The new Senior & Executive ticket is geared towards higher level individuals who have as much to share as they have to learn.
All tickets include breakfast, lunch, beverages and a HAATBP swag bag. The Student/Intern and Recent Grad/Entry Level tickets are free. The Mid-Level Creative and Senior/Executive tickets include exclusive programming, including a private kick-off networking party the night before.
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Panels, Sessions, Workshops & More!
HAATBP provides a wealth of programming throughout the day, all designed to foster a space for real world conversations, connections, and solutions regarding the lack of diversity in the creative industry.
Depending on your type of ticket, you'll have access to panels and activities geared towards your career experience.
Student/Intern & Recent Grad/Entry Level Tickets
Mentoring Workshops and Sessions
Mentoring workshops are lead by top creatives from leading agencies and focus on industry topics most relevant to those early on in their careers. This is an ideal opportunity to gain insights that will help you to navigate your first years.
Portfolio / One-on-One Reviews
Top industry leaders including executive and senior-level creatives, strategists and agency recruiters volunteer their time to review advertising portfolios. This is an invaluable opportunity for you to have organic insightful conversations with top creatives in the industry.
These portfolio reviews, which last from 15 to 20 minutes each, will help you in the following areas:
- The presentation and organization of your work
- Constructive criticism on design and layout
- Tips to improve or further develop your campaigns and concepts
Live Talent Pitch
A must-see event during HAATBP! Do you have a special talent or skill beyond your portfolio, one that you just know would wow creative directors if they could only see it? If so, sign up and audition for one of the eight spaces in the Live Talent Pitch!
Each contestant will showcase his or her unique talent in front of the HAATBP crowd as an innovative way to catch the eye of the industry’s top creative professionals and tell them “Why You Should Hire Me.” A panel of judges will choose a first-place winner, who will receive a $500 cash prize, while the top three presenters will will win the opportunity to interview with the participating judging panel agencies.
Mid-Level & Senior/Executive Tickets
Advanced Workshops and Sessions
These exclusive panels have been created specifically for advertising professionals with more than three years of experience, and address issues and concerns that particularly affect this group. Together, these workshops will help empower you to change the industry from within.
Exclusive Kick-Off Party
Don't miss out on the pre-HAATBP kick-off party, held exclusively for Mid-Level and Senior/Executive ticket holders on Thursday, October 4. Come mingle and network with other advertising professionals, HAATBP sponsors and special guests as we pay homage to old school hip-hop.
6:00-6:30pm - Check-In
6:30-7:30pm - Open Mic/Mid-Level Live Talent Pitch Session
7:40-7:50pm - Live Talent Pitch winners announced
7:50- 8:30pm - Guided networking exercise - sponsored by R/GA's newest diversity networking activity - NotSoFrequentlyAskedQuestions
8:30- 9:30pm - Open networking
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Heidi Gardner, IPG; Margenett Moore-Roberts, Golin; Noel Cottrell, Fitzco; JD Michaels, BBDO; Andrew McCaskill, Nielsen
Vann Graves, VCU Brandcenter; Jimmy Smith, Amusement Park; Juan Woodbury, Leo Burnett/HKX; Piper Hickman, 360i
Kerry Feuerman, Last Hurdle
Love Malone, The Group; Tracey Coleman, Show and Tell Creative; Jeff Gipson, Facebook’s Creative Shop; Ryan Robertson, Diageo
Laura Forman, KBS; Jason Marks, POSSIBLE; Bayyina Black, R/GA; Franklin Williams, CDM
Dawn Fitch-Mitchell, DDB; Nadine Michel, Digitas
Childish Gambino's This is America
Matt Neale, Golin
w/ Cocktails & Networking
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? Please contact Stefanie Smith, The One Club for Creativity's Director of Inclusion & Diversity, at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Where are all the black people?"
-Jeff Goodby to Jimmy Smith
We've come a long way from the 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. Immediately, The One Club for Creativity seized the opportunity to move beyond words and created action. In 2012, The One Club developed a diversity-focused event entitled “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 emphatic statement. Now in its seventh year, HAATBP is a highly regarded event, giving young participants numerous opportunities to interact with top creative professionals for networking, interviews, portfolio reviews and mentoring, and those with more industry experience to develop professionally and help shape the diversity conversation from within.
Previous Year's Info:
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