Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

Fall Conference


Begin your school year with advice
and help from the best in the business!

Monday, November 6, 2023
at Columbia University
in the City of New York

Follow this link to our
Fall Conference event site.




Submit and pay for your registration online (or send physical payment) as early as possible to ensure your registration packet is prepared for pick-up when you arrive on campus.

Discounted per-person registration fees (based on group size) are available for registrations paid in full by October 6th.

Refunds are not available after October 6, 2023. Plan to bring substitute attendees.





Follow this link to our
Fall Conference event site.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association will present its 84th annual Fall Conference on Monday, November 6, 2023, taking place at Columbia University's historic Morningside Heights campus in uptown Manhattan.









The Conference is open to both secondary school students and faculty advisers from schools across the country. Over 80 sessions will be offered, covering all aspects of student publishing. While some sessions will cater to student interests, advisers are welcome to attend these sessions with their students. Some sessions will be presented for advisers only.


Early bird per-person discount, depending on group size, for registrations paid in full by October 6, 2023:

  • 16 or more delegates = $65/person
  • 5-15 delegates = $67/person
  • 4 or fewer delegates = $69/person
Registrations paid after October 6, 2023 will be billed at $69 per person, regardless of the size of their group.
All groups submitting purchase orders with their registrations will be charged $69 per person, regardless of group size. Please remember: a purchase order is not payment; it is a promise to pay at a later date.