CMBAM 2024 Convention

Join us in Philadelphia on the University of Pennsylvania campus for learning and networking that will strengthen the business side of your college media outlet. With what you’ll take away, attending the CMBAM convention will pay for itself many times over! If you haven’t been to a convention before, see what you can expect with our 2023 Minneapolis convention recap.

November 7-9, 2024

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Travel Information


Where to stay in Philadelphia

The convention will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus which is in University City. Penn is located just across the river from Center City and adjacent to Drexel University. There are many lodging options in the city including hotels, bed and breakfasts, Airbnbs and hostels.

Hotels with a CMBAM discount

Homewood Suites, located five blocks from the center of campus, is offering CMBAM members a discount on king and double queen rooms. Homewood Suites Discounted Reservation Link

The Inn at Penn, located in the center of campus, has also offered a discount off their regular room rate. The Inn at Penn Discounted Reservation Link

Additional Hotels

Sheraton University City is located two blocks from main campus.
The Study is located four blocks from main campus.
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast is located near Drexel’s campus and is a 15 minute walk to the center of Penn’s campus.
AKA University City sits just on the edge of University City and offers great views of the Philadelphia skyline.


Traveling to Philadelphia

By Air: The most direct way is to fly to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

By Train: You can take the Amtrak Northeast Extension to Philadelphia from every major city on the East Coast. The main train station in Philadelphia is William Gray III, 30th Street Station.

Getting from the Airport to your Hotel

By Train: Philadelphia’s public transit system is called SEPTA. You can take the Airport Line to University City or Center City directly from the Airport. The train runs every 30 minutes. The cost of a ticket is $6.75 if you buy a ticket on the platform or $8.00 if the ticket is purchased on the train.

By Uber/Lyft/Cab: You can schedule a ride share or just jump in a cab from the Airport. The cost of the trip (as of May 1) is $35.00 one way.

Shuttle/Van Services: You can reserve a van for you and your team to get from the Airport to Center City or University City through Super Shuttle.


Please contact Programming Director Katherine Ross with any questions.
Phone: 215-422-4640