Past ACP Conventions

NATIONAL COLLEGE MEDIA CONVENTION | MIDWINTER NATIONAL COLLEGE JOURNALISM CONVENTION | BEST OF THE MIDWEST


ACP/CMA National College Media Convention

  • Oct. 25-28, 2018, Galt House Hotel. Louisville, Ky.
  • Oct. 25-29, 2017, Sheraton, Dallas
  • Oct. 20-23, 2016, Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. (ACP-only)
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2015, Hilton, Austin, Texas
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2014, Marriott, Philadelphia
  • Oct. 23-27, 2013, Marriott, New Orleans
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2012, Sheraton & Towers, Chicago
  • Oct. 26-30, 2011, Renaissance SeaWorld, Orlando, Fla.
  • Oct. 27-31, 2010, Galt House, Louisville, Ky.
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2009, Hilton, Austin, Texas
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2008, Marriott, Kansas City
  • Oct. 24-28, 2007, Hilton, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct. 25-29, 2006, Adams Mark, St. Louis
  • Oct. 26-30, 2005, Hyatt Regency, Kansas City*
  • Nov. 3-7, 2004, Renaissance, Nashville
  • Nov. 5-9, 2003, Hyatt Regency, Dallas
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2002, Hyatt, Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Oct. 25-28, 2001, Hyatt, New Orleans
  • Nov. 9-12, 2000, Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct. 28-31, 1999, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
  • Nov. 5-8, 1998, Hyatt Regency, Kansas City
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 1997, Sheraton & Towers, Chicago
  • Nov. 21-25, 1996, Hilton Disney, Orlando
  • Nov. 2-5, 1995, Hilton, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 3-6, 1994, Sheraton, New Orleans
  • Oct. 28-31, 1993, Hyatt Reunion Center, Dallas
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 1992, Hyatt, Chicago
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 1991, Marriott City Center, Denver
  • Nov. 1-4, 1990, Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 16-19, 1989, Marriott, New Orleans
  • Oct. 26-29, 1988, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 1987, Sheraton, St. Louis
  • Nov. 6-9, 1986, Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 1985, Lincoln Hotel, Dallas
  • Oct. 24-27, 1984, Galt House, Louisville, Ky.
  • Nov. 2-5, 1983, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • Oct. 29-31, 1982, Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis
  • Oct. 29-31, 1981, Carillon Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Oct. 23-25, 1980, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • Oct. 25-27, 1979, Sheraton Palace, San Francisco
  • Oct. 26-28, 1978, Shamrock Hilton, Houston
  • Oct. 27-29, 1977, Braniff Place, New Orleans
  • Nov. 4-6, 1976, Palmer House, Chicago
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1975, Chase-Park Plaza, St. Louis
  • Oct. 24-26, 1974, Diplomat, Hollywood, Fla.
  • Nov. 1-3, 1973, Palmer House, Chicago
  • Nov. 2-4, 1972, Statler Hilton, New York City
  • Oct. 21-23, 1971, Statler Hilton, Dallas
  • Nov. 5-7, 1970, Leamington, Minneapolis
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1969, Americana, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1968, Waldorf Astoria, New York City
  • Oct. 19-21, 1967, Conrad Hilton, Chicago
  • Oct. 20-22, 1966, Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia
  • Oct. 21-23, 1965, Sheraton Palace, San Francisco
  • Oct. 22-24, 1964, Conrad Hilton, Chicago
  • Oct. 17-19, 1963, Hotel New Yorker, New York
  • Oct. 25-27, 1962, Sheraton-Cadillac, Detroit
  • Nov. 2-4, 1961, Hotel Fontainebleu, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Nov. 21-23, 1960, Conrad Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 12-14, 1959, Hotel New Yorker, New York
  • Nov. 13-15, 1958, Conrad Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 7-9, 1957, Hotel New Yorker, New York
  • Nov. 8-10, 1956, Hotel Statler, Cleveland
  • Nov. 17-19, 1955, Hotel Statler, Detroit
  • Oct. 21-22, 1954, Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.**
  • Oct. 15-17, 1953, Morrison, Chicago
  • Oct. 23-25, 1952, Hotel Statler, New York
  • Oct. 18-20, 1951, Hotel William Penn, Pittsburgh
  • Nov. 2-4, 1950, Edgewater Beach, Fla.
  • Oct. 13-15, 1949, Detroit
  • Oct. 21-23, 1948, Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct. 23-25, 1947, Minneapolis
  • Oct. 24-26, 1946, Chicago

Conventions for college and high school journalists were held as far back as ACP’s inception in 1921 as a division of NSPA.

*Originally scheduled to be held in New Orleans; relocated to Kansas City because of Hurricane Katrina

**First ACP convention to be held in partnership with College Media Advisers, then called National Council of College Publications Advisers (NCCPA)


ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

  • March 1-3, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
  • 2017, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
  • 2016, Sheraton Universal Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 26-March 1, 2015, Sheraton Universal Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 27-March 2, 2014, Catamaran Resort, San Diego
  • Feb. 28-March 3, 2013, Westin Market Street, San Francisco
  • March 1-4, 2012, Renaissance, Seattle
  • March 3-6, 2011, Renaissance Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 25-28, 2010, Wyndham, Phoenix
  • Feb. 26-March 1, 2009, Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego
  • Feb. 28-March 2, 2008, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • March 8-11, 2007, Marriott Downtown, Portland
  • March 2-5, 2006, Sheraton Universal, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 24-27, 2005, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • March 4-7, 2004, Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas
  • March 6-9, 2003, Madison Renaissance, Seatlle
  • Feb. 28-March 2, 2002, Hyatt, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 22-25, 2001, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • Feb. 24-27, 2000, Doubletree, Seattle
  • Feb. 25-28, 1999, Hilton Waterfront, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Feb. 27-March 1, 1998, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • Feb. 21-23, 1997, Hilton Waterfront, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Feb. 23-25, 1996, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • Feb. 24-26, 1995, Doubletree, San Diego
  • Feb. 18-20, 1994, Doubletree, Marina Del Rey, Calif.
  • Feb. 12-14, 1993, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • Feb. 14-16, 1992, Pan Pacific Hotel, San Diego
  • Feb. 15-17, 1991, Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • Feb. 16-18, 1990, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
  • Feb. 17-19, 1989, Hilton, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 12-14, 1988, Galleria Park, San Francisco
  • Feb. 13-15, 1987, Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Feb. 14-16, 1986, University Hilton, Los Angeles
  • Feb. 8-10, 1985, Marriott, Anaheim

Previous convention names: National College Publications Conference, National Conference for the College Press


ACP Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

  • 2017, Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis
  • 2016, Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 6-8, 2015, Radisson Blu, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 7-9, 2014, Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 8-10, 2013, Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 10-12, 2012, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 11-13, 2011, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 12-14, 2010, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 20-22, 2009, Crowne Plaza Northstar, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 15-17, 2008, Hilton, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 16-18, 2007, Crowne Plaza Northstar, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 17-19, 2006, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • March 4-6, 2005, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 27-29, 2004, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 28-March 2, 2003, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
  • March 8-10, 2002, Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis
  • March 2-4, 2001, Regal, Minneapolis
  • March 3-5, 2000, Hilton & Towers, Minneapolis
  • March 5-7, 1999, Doubletree Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.
  • March 13-15, 1998, Hyatt, Milwaukee
  • March 7-9, 1997, Regal, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 29-March 3, 1996, Regal, Minneapolis
  • March 3-5, 1995, Park Inn International, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 25-27, 1994, Park Inn International, Minneapolis
  • Feb. 26-27, 1993, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • March 6-7, 1992, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis