Become a sponsor

Reach the largest audience of college journalism students and their advisers in the country.

Our sponsors market their services, products and programs, and our sponsoring graduate schools can market their programs to the top undergraduate journalists and media students from across the United States and beyond.

An estimated 1,500 college journalism students and their advisers are expected to attend the National College Media Convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Washington, D.C.

Click here to download the sponsorship packet.

About the conference

Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association bring together thousands of college journalists and advisers at the National College Media Convention.

Together, we experience powerful keynote speakers, more than 200 breakout sessions, workshops, on-site critiques, national awards ceremonies, a Best of Show contest, and access to media professionals, sponsors and exhibitors ready to serve and inform.

Why sponsor?

Our conventions are designed to provide the type of customer engagement you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to have a large presence at the convention, we offer a variety of sponsorships to help you get the most for your money; combining sponsoring, exhibiting and advertising all into one.

If you want to meet your clients or prospective clients face-to-face, exhibiting at the trade show may be your best bet.

Or, if you’re interested in a hands-off approach, we have print advertising options in the registration booklet, convention program or adviser tote bag insert.

Who attends

With typical attendance of more than 1,500 delegates, the annual ACP/CMA fall gathering has become the place to train college media staffs, seek solutions to the digital publishing and broadcasting challenges, share success stories and see what’s new in the media marketplace.

Our attendees discover trends and network with students, advisers and professionals from the United States, Canada and elsewhere.

We are also hosts to representatives from publishing companies, both print and digital; software and hardware companies; governmental agencies; graduate-school programs, non-profit organizations serving collegiate media and advisers; trade associations; and movie studios.

#CollegeMedia19 convention by the numbers

2,285 – Convention average attendance
2,698 – Largest convention attendance, Nashville 2004
1,500 – attendees expected at the 2019 convention
200+ – Breakout sessions
15+ – Sponsorships

About the trade show

The convention trade show runs Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, at the Grand Hyatt Washington. 

Registration will be at the far side of the exhibit hall to help increase traffic on the trade show floor. Additionally, the exhibit hall is located near breakout rooms and pre-convention workshop locations.

Trade-show table assignments

Tables are assigned based on sponsorship level and the date in which the contract is received by ACP.

Rotation of booth spaces may also be based on location at previous conventions and the number of years the organization has exhibited with ACP/CMA.

ACP and CMA reserve the right to adjust floor plans as necessary.

Trade-show hours

Thursday, Oct. 31

  • 8 a.m.-noon — Exhibitor setup
  • noon-4 p.m. — Exhibits/Registration open

Friday, Nov. 1

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Exhibits open
  • 4-6 p.m. — Tear down exhibits


  • Oct. 1 — Program ads due
  • Oct. 1 — App banner ads due

Reserve hotel rooms online

To take full advantage of the convention, exhibitors who live outside the Washington, D.C., metro area are encouraged to stay at the Grand Hyatt, the sanctioned and officially designated ACP/CMA convention hotel.


If you have questions about any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley Tilley, at ACP.

Ashley Tilley, ACP
2829 University Ave. SE Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-200-9254

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