As founder of The Emerging Designer, brand strategist and FIT instructor, Melissa Hall is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences, universities and seminars. She has given keynotes, lectures, interviewed designers and experts and moderated panels for diverse audiences in both large and intimate settings. Her areas of focus include: entrepreneurship, marketing and brand strategy, small businesses, NYC fashion and trends, emerging designers and the fashion industry.

Speaking Engagements

  • Oxford Inspires Conference at University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, Fashion and Technology Disruption
  • Marketing Your Fashion Business seminar at Texworld USA
  • The Business of Fashion presented by the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s 
  • The Business of Fashion: A look at Entrepreneurship for Designers, Creatives and Executives, St. Louis Fashion Week’s Midwest Conference 
  • Financing for Fashion Designers Meetup with Gary Wassner
  • Apparel Design, Production and Marketing for the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Fit for Fashion Designers with Alvanon
  • Social Media Week NYC, Keynote Introduction
  • PR 101 for Emerging Fashion Designers
  • How to Grow and Launch a Successful Fashion Brand at Moore College 
  • How to Gain Distribution as an Independent Brand
  • How to Start Your Fashion Business at the Brooklyn Public Library
  • Influencer Con: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution
  • How to Start Your Fashion Business, Bein Fashion Panel
  • CRAFT Seminar at the NY Now Gift Show
  • Society of Illustrators Fashion Drawing Session
  • 92Y Passport NYC
  • NYC Fashion Campus
  • Influencer Con: The Innovation Runway: Tools for the Emerging Designer
  • Inaugural Fashion-Tech Startups Meetup

Universities & Organizations 

University of Oxford, Said School of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Parsons the New School for Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
Pace University
Suny Levin University
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAAs)
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
Design Entrepreneurs NYC
Texworld USA
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s

All Stars Project

Book Melissa at your next speaking engagement by emailing juliette@theemergingdesigner.com