Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collegiate media.
Registration is now open.

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.

Announcing our first keynoters

Each guest will speak individually in a 10-minute TED Talk format
on how journalism can better serve the communities they cover.
> MediaFest22 keynote speakers
> Register now.

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


Learn more about the many ways to connect with the hundreds of journalists and advisers at the convention.

> Our sponsorship packet

Tentative schedule

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.

Pre-convention workshops

Join us from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, for one of our pre-convention workshops.

These popular convention sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic — from podcasting and filmmaking to data reporting and design.

The cost is $50 per person, and you’ll sign up through convention registration.

Convention registration

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

ACP member (student)
Earlybird $150
Regular $170

CMA member (adviser)
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 or until filled. That’s 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.