Past ACP Conventions

National College Media Convention
Midwinter National College Journalism Convention
Best of the Midwest


ACP/CMA National College Media Convention

  • Oct. 14-16, 2021, virtual (New Orleans)
  • Oct. 22-25, 2020, virtual (Atlanta)
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
  • 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 presented as far back as ACP’s inception in 1921 as a division of NSPA.

* Originally scheduled to be held in New Orleans and relocated to Kansas City after Hurricane Katrina.

** First ACP convention to be sponsored with College Media Association, formerly College Media Advisers and then as the National Council of College Publications Advisers.


ACP Spring National College Media Conference


Spring National College Media Convention

  • March 18-20, 2021, presented virtually with ACP, College Media Association and College Media Business and Advertising Managers.

ACP/CMBAM College Journalism Convention

  • Feb. 27-29, 2020, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

  • Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla
  • 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, Seattle
  • 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

  • 2016-20, 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