Join community media professionals from across the country at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel on August 18-20th as we celebrate and explore the meanings of making media that’s related to place, and to our communities. We all have a yearning to belong, to understand our world, and to share our stories; to build community, to make a living, and make a life. At our best, community media reflects the world of our towns and communities, and speaks to the needs of their future. We will be exploring this theme of “Our Town” further in Boston and we hope you will join us.

The conference will offer an exciting agenda filled with informational sessions, a variety of networking opportunities, an awards luncheon, regional membership meetings, the annual ACM membership meeting, and an exhibit hall filled with vendors you will want to see!

ACM members can register at the Early Bird price of $350 for a full conference registration. Non Members are invited to register at the Early Bird price of $500 for a full conference registration. Click here to view a list of companies/organizations represented by attendees at the 2015 conference.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact ACM staff at

View Recorded General Session Events
(includes Opening Keynote, Membership Meeting, and Awards Luncheon)

View Conference Photos 

View Conference Schedule and Sessions

View the 2016 Annual Conference Sponsorship
and Exhibit Opportunities

Travel and Lodging Information

Things to do in Boston

The Alliance for Community Media will award scholarships to our National Conference in Boston, MA August 18-20. Awards will include full conference registration and travel assistance of up to $500. Click here to lean more. Support ACM’s efforts to send emerging leaders to the national conference by contributing to the Go Fund Me campaign. Donate today!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors for your support!

2016 Sponsors Include:

Awards Ceremony Luncheon Sponsor

Hometown Media Awards Celebration Title Sponsor
DNR Logo
Technology Sponsor

Wi Fi Sponsor
tightrope logo2


2016 Exhibitors Include:

Access A/V
Barbizon Lighting Company
Brainstorm US
Broadcast Pix
CASTUS Corporation
Democracy Now
dnr labs
G&G Technologies
HB Communications, Inc.
Hunt’s Photo & Video
Integrated Solutions Group/A Division of the Camera Company, Inc.

Polar Design
Radiant Communications Corp.
Ross Video
SWIT Electronics USA
Tape Services, Inc.
Unique Media Systems
TelVue Corporation
Tightrope Media Systems
Videon Central





If you have any questions about exhibiting or becoming a sponsor of the 2016 Annual Conference please contact .