The Associated Collegiate Press Spring National College Media Conference is the latest in a long tradition of spring ACP conferences.

The next edition — March 7-9, 2024 — is slated for La Jolla, California, north of San Diego, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Joining ACP for the conference will be two California collegiate-media organizations —

the California College Media Association
the Journalism Association of Community Colleges

ACP’s spring conferences and conventions date to 1985, at West Coast sites from Seattle to San Diego. Most have been in California, which has a rich tradition of the nation’s best collegiate media.

The conference attracts collegiate journalists and advisers from across the nation. Its lively sessions and speakers have been a midwinter oasis —
a chance to refresh, recharge and renew.

The spring conference typically attracts more than 500 registrants, a complement to the Fall National College Media Convention, which attracts up to 1,500 registrants. ACP’s partner for the fall convention is College Media Advisers.

ACP and National Scholastic Press Association celebrated 100 years of service to student journalism in 2021.