Uri Minkoff and Melissa Hall

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.


U.S. Department of State, Fashion Law Institute, American Advertising Federation
FIT Design Entrepreneurs , NYC Department of Small Business Services, 92Y, NYC Fashion Fellows, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's, Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's, Brooklyn Public Library, Society of Illustrators, VEI International, All Starts Project


Oxford University, Columbia University, Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York University (NYU), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Savannah College of Art & Design, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Washington University, Columbia College, Moore College, Long Island University Post, Pace University


Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship Workshop, Social Media Week, CEO Talks with Uri Minkoff
Fashion Law Institute Symposium, Fundaments of Fit Meetup with Alvanon, Financing Your Fashion Business with Gary Wassner, DG Expo Trade Show, NY Now Trade Show
FIT's CitySource Trade Show, FIT Design Entrepreneurs Program, Texworld Trade Show
Women Empower Expo, Midwest Fashion Conference, VEI International Conference, FIT's Sales, Showrooms and Pop-Ups Panel, Wellness and Work at The Assemblage.