Join us in Louisville

Join ACP and CMA in one of “America’s Friendliest Cities!”

Louisville is home to iconic attractions you can’t experience anywhere else. Here you can bet on the ponies at Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby), get inspired at the Muhammad Ali Center, see the craftsmanship firsthand at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, go back in time on the Belle of Louisville and more.

Louisville’s culinary scene is gaining national recognition too. With over 100 restaurants within walking distance of the Galt House Hotel, there is something to delight every taste.

After convention hours, you’ll feel right at home as you explore Louisville’s eclectic and charming neighborhoods.

Don’t miss the largest gathering of college media students advisers this fall in Louisville!

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.

On-site Critiques

Want 50 minutes of an expert’s undivided attention? CMA is offering publication critiques at the convention. An expert in your particular media will review your publication, cover to cover, or your website, page by page.

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