Uri Minkoff and Melissa Hall
CEO Uri Minkoff and Melissa Hall

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, trends, emerging designers and the fashion industry.

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

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
  • CEO Talks with Uri Minkoff of Rebecca Minkoff
  • Grassroots Uprising: Frontiers and Landmines for Fashion Entrepreneurs, Fashion Law Institute Symposium 
  • 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 at JWT 
  • PR 101 for Emerging Fashion Designers
  • How to Grow and Launch a Successful Fashion Brand, Moore College 
  • How to Gain Distribution as an Independent Brand
  • How to Start Your Fashion Business, 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 
  • NYU
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Parsons the New School for Design
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • The Fashion Law Institute 
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
  • Columbia College 
  • 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
  • Women’s Empower Expo
  • All Stars Project

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