275+ Learning Sessions

From photojournalism and design to editorial leadership and career help, this broad range of sessions has something for everyone. Pre-convention workshops, breakout sessions and keynotes will be led by local professionals and expert advisers from around the country.


During the convention, Associated Collegiate Press will present the Pacemaker Awards and College Media Association will present the Pinnacles, both recognizing the top media programs and students in the United States. You can also compete in the on-site ACP Best of Show competition.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker for 11 a.m. Friday is Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. News organizations under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes. In Boston, he launched an investigation of the Catholic Church’s coverup of clergy sexual abuse that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service and was portrayed in the movie “Spotlight.”