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Join us for in-person meetups in February

If you haven’t already heard, the ACM National Conference will take place in San Jose, California, this summer. We’re excited to welcome ACM members from across the country to the West Region. We hope you’ll join us.

That means this year ACM West will not host a regional conference. Our regional conference will return in 2025, location to be announced.

However, in February, we are offering several meetup opportunities in Hawaii and California. These are free to attend. Our Hawaii members will gather on The Big Island from February 1-3. For more information email Kat Tracy at

For our California members, there will be a meetup at Contra Costa TV in Martinez, CA, on Monday, February 5 – click here to register; and a meetup at Pasadena Media in Pasadena, CA, on Thursday, February 8 – click here to register.

ACM President & CEO Mike Wassenaar will be in attendance at all the meetups. This is a great opportunity to network with and learn from your community media colleagues. There is no cost to attend and you don’t need to be an ACM member (though we hope you’ll consider joining).

What does the ACM do?

In order for democracy to flourish, people must be active participants in their government, free to express themselves, and educated to think critically.

Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media centers throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these organizations and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.


Please explore this website, become an ACM member, or contact us for more information. We look forward to serving you by promoting civic engagement through community media. Also learn about our many training activities like our annual conference and trade show.

The best part of the ACM is that in addition to learning about issues, you also learn how to address them in your community. Through the ACM West and our national parent organization, you can learn how to help local voices on the most powerful medium. In addition, we support democratization of the media. This means we support radio, internet and many other means of communication integral to an informed world. Learn about creating a local news program on a shoestring, explore media literacy and digital inclusion issues, and learn how to address them in your community.