Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collegiate media

Our fall convention returns to our most popular site — Washington, D.C.
rich in history and vibrant with the nation’s top journalists and newsmakers.

And this convention transforms into MediaFest22.
Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association are joining forces with the Society of Professional Journalists for a shared convention.

MediaFest22 will offer dozens of educational sessions, historic keynote speakers, exciting awards celebrations and insightful feedback and networking.

Make plans now to join us for this historic convention.

The Fall National
College Media Convention 

the nation’s largest gathering
of collegiate journalists,
media students and advisers.

Oct. 27-30, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington



ACP will celebrate its 100th birthday and announce the Top 10 for its Pacemaker 100.


SPJ Mediafest 22
SPJ’s convention site

Tentative schedule

> Submit a session proposal

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Pre-convention workshops  1-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27
Registration open all day
Breakout sessions  9-10:50 a.m.
Keynote  11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Welcome reception  12:30-1:20 p.m.
Breakout sessions  1:30-4:20 p.m.
CMA Pinnacle Awards  5:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28
Registration open all day
Breakout sessions  9-10:50 a.m.
Keynote  11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Breakout sessions  1:30-3:20 p.m.
ACP Pacemakers, Pacemaker 100
& Individual Awards  3:30-5 p.m.
CMA Adviser Awards  6:30-7:30 p.m.
CMA Adviser Reception  7:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday Oct. 29
ACP Advisory Council Meeting  7:30 a.m.
Registration open all day
Breakout sessions  9-10:50 a.m.
Keynote  11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
CMA Past Presidents Luncheon
(by invitation)  12:30-1:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions  1:30-3:20 p.m.
CMA Film Festival  6:30-8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Breakout sessions  9-10:50 a.m.
Keynote & ACP Best of Show
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Convention director

Serving as ACP/CMA convention director is Roderick “Rod” Wilson, American University, Washington, D.C.

At American, Wilson is assistant director for student involvement, and he advises four print/online student news medias, a photo art club, a literary magazine, radio station, TV station and a student record label.  

With a background in student affairs and development, he brings experience in project management and event planning to support our convention planning. 

Rod welcomes your ideas and input to make this convention a success.

Convention registration

Registration opens June 27,
with an early-bird deadline of Oct. 4.
(Our hotel block also closes Oct. 4.)

ACP student member
Earlybird $150
Regular $170

CMA adviser member
Earlybird $170
Regular $190

Nonmember student
Earlybird $180
Regular $200

Nonmember adviser
Earlybird $245
Regular $265

Participation in SPJ ticketed events
requires SPJ registration —

SPJ professional members
Earlybird $260
Onsite $460

Professional nonmember
Earlybird $460
Regular $660

> Our refund/cancellation policy

Convention hotel

The Grand Hyatt Washington,
1000 H St. NW, is once again
our convention hotel.

The hotel offers a $229 flat room rate for the convention, and the ACP/CMA room block closes Oct. 4, the same deadline for early-bird registration.

Use this link to book
your convention hotel rooms.

The Hyatt registration system books up to two rooms at a time.

Thank you for booking at the convention hotel. Doing so gives us the best rates for our members.