ACP’s spring convention returns in person, and the setting will snap the winter’s chill.
With dozens of learning sessions from experienced journalism professionals and advisers, the convention will give you that much-needed boost to conclude the academic year and prepare you for what’s ahead.
Reporting and editing across platforms. Digital storytelling.
Re-tooled print products, PDFs and newsletters.
Social-justice reporting and inclusion.
Visuals and design. Leadership, recruitment and training.
These topics and more will be on the agenda, from the fundamentals to the latest trends. You and your staff can learn from colleagues across California and across the nation, with critiques, advice and feedback. Enter ACP’s popular Best of Show competition for registrants, and celebrate the year’s JACC awards.
$135 early-bird / $155 standard
$160 early-bird / $180 standard
Registration opens Dec. 7, with a Feb. 9, 2022, early-bird deadline. Registration closes Feb. 21.
Proof of vaccination required within a week of registration via Clear software. Note that proof of vaccinations are required at California venues.
Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach are $254 per night single/double or triple/quad. The hotel room block opens at noon CT Dec. 7 and closes Feb. 11.
For 2022, the former ACP Best of the Midwest Convention has been merged
into this ACP Spring National College Media Conference.
ACP College Media Mega Workshop
ACP’s annual summer workshop has trained hundreds of collegiate journalists and advisers, and it’s prepared them for their challenges going into the academic year.
Past workshops have served up to 500 registrants at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, with residence-hall accommodations available for affordability. The 2020 workshop transformed in the Student Media Virtual Bootcamp, and we plan to return to our on-site workshop in July 2022.
Past workshops have offered specific tracks to prepare you —
Ad Rep Boot Camps • News/In-Depth Reporting • Advisers • Organizational Leadership
Broadcast • Sports Reporting • Design/Redesign • Student Ad Managers • Digital Journalism
Visual Storytelling • Feature Reporting • Yearbook/Magazine • Literary Magazine
Fall National College Media Convention
Associated Collegiate Press • College Media Association • Society of Professional Journalists
Oct. 27-30, 2022
Grand Hyatt DC, $229 flat room rate
For the fall 2022 convention — the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world — we’ll meet in partnership with the nation’s foremost association of journalists. ACP and College Media Association will join the Society of Professional Journalists for a fall convention in the nation’s capital.
Our DC conventions always attract large attendance, and rightfully so, with more than 350 practical and professional learning sessions and high-profile keynote speakers, many of them capitalizing upon DC professionals at the front lines of American journalism.
Plus we’ll offer our traditional hands-on workshops and discussion groups, including our focused pre-convention workshops.
Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, ACP’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques and a newspaper job fair.
Breakout sessions for newspapers, online outlets, broadcast stations, yearbooks and magazines meet the publishing, online/digital and broadcasting needs of all college and university student media — including sessions on collegiate media in this transformational time.
Some sessions are specifically for larger collegiate-media organizations. Others support journalists and advisers with smaller staffs, including those at community colleges and private schools. Other sessions are for those looking for the latest information from trends, platforms and funding sources. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and illustration or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers all the bases.
With a typical attendance of 1,700 delegates, the annual fall gathering has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from the United States, Canada and often other countries.