The First Chapter
Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention!
“2017 is our year to celebrate ourselves, sing ourselves, sharing and melding our assumptions and our aspirations, ‘For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you’ (Whitman, “Song of Myself,” 1855). And who ultimately benefits from this renewal, this rebuilding, this self-empowerment? Our students today, tomorrow, and forever. We will tell and share our narratives ourselves. We will refuse to lose one single mind among our students. The aim is high, the path wracked with crooks and turns. We are English teachers, and we must recapture our voices, tell our stories, and be about the mission.”
The 2017 NCTE Annual Convention takes place November 16–19. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 16 and November 19–21.
All sessions and events will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex.
Certificate of participation and credit options will be available for continuing education and recertification documentation.
Welcome from the Local Chair
NCTE, like St. Louis, is steeped in history and recognized for innovation.
The Gateway Arch, rising up above the prairie at this place where three great
rivers meet, invites dreamers, inquirers, and adventurers to bring together their diverse stories from other places. Here, at #NCTE17, we will provision ourselves with new texts, new ideas, and compelling new questions.
I am hungry for the grand conversations that await, for the learning and the company of longtime friends, for the stories of courage and new insight that we will carry with us when we leave.
– Kathryn Mitchell Pierce
Look for your local hosts from the Missouri Council of Teachers of English (MoCTE) in their green sashes. In addition to helping you nd your way around America’s Center, they will be your guides to local treasures. Be sure to connect with them!