Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Business & Advertising Managers
Hyatt Regency San Francisco  •  #acpcmbam

Reach the largest audience of college media students on the West Coast.

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 700 college media students and their advisers are expected to attend the ACP/CMBAM College Journalism Convention, Feb. 27-29, 2020, in San Francisco.

Click here to download the sponsorship contract, with all the information about sponsorship opportunities.

For more information — and to send your completed sponsorship contract — contact Ashley Tilley, at Associated Collegiate Press, at,  612-200-9254.

About the conference

Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Business and Advertising Managers bring together hundreds of college journalists, sales and marketing students and advisers at theACP/CMBAM College Journalism Convention.

Together, we experience powerful keynote speakers, more than 100 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 700 delegates, the annual ACP/CMBAM spring 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.

About the trade show

The convention trade show runs Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

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/CMBAM.

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

Trade show hours

Thursday, Feb. 27

8 a.m.-noon — Exhibitor setup.
noon-7 p.m. — Exhibits and convention registration open.
2 p.m. — Sessions begin.

Friday, Feb. 28

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


Deadlines for sponsorships, including ads for the program and convention app, will be posted here.

Reserve hotel rooms online

To take full advantage of the convention, exhibitors who live outside San Francisco are encouraged to stay at the Hyatt Regency, the official convention hotel.

Hotel reservations can be made here.



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



Associated Collegiate Press

2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55414
OFFICE: (612) 200-9254

College Media Business & Advertising Managers

2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55414
OFFICE: (330) 672-6306