2,000+ attendees. 325+ sessions. Decades of history.

We hope you enjoyed the Fall National College Media Convention! If you didn’t attend and want to see what you missed, download the convention app or peruse the convention program.

Attend the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia, to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of media.

This is a place where ideas are born, a legacy of Benjamin Franklin. More than 2,000 student journalists and advisers will join that tradition with hundreds of sessions, keynotes, workshops, critiques, special events, trade show and awards ceremonies.


Download the program to start choosing sessions and special events and planning your busy convention days.

The history and landmarks of Philadelphia tell the story of America. Before, after or between sessions, walk the few blocks to visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the President’s House or take in the city’s thriving art, music and food scenes. Step across the street to dine and shop the stalls of the Reading Terminal Market.

Head back for
 more than 325 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussions. Visit the trade show to meet vendors offering student media products and services, network with Professionals in Residence, get your media critiqued, watch on-site broadcast studios or register for ACP’s Best of Show contest. Be inspired by the best of the best of college media with CMA’s Pinnacle and ACP’s Pacemaker awards.

Every minute, immerse yourself in strategies and ideas; make new friends and greet old ones; and create more memories than your smartphone will hold. You’ll return to campus full of excitement, energy and expertise.

The metaphor couldn’t be any simpler: From the birthplace of the American dream, the Fall National College Media Convention will help you launch your own.