275+ Learning Sessions

From photojournalism and design to editorial leadership and career help, we offer a broad range of sessions with something for everyone. Pre-convention workshops, breakout sessions and keynotes will be led by local professionals and expert advisers from around the country. Check out the live schedule.


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 Speakers

Our great keynotes will make this a DC convention to remember —

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post

Nina Totenberg, legal-affairs correspondent for National Public Radio

Abby Phillip, White House correspondent for CNN

Rick Hutzell, Danielle Ohl and Alex Mann, of the Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland