2017 NCTE Annual Convention

St. Louis, MO

This fall, we’ll come together in Houston to celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.

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November 15-18, 2018

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First Timers

Resources and Tips for First-Time Attendees at the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention


We want to help you get the most out of your first NCTE Annual Convention experience, so before you pack for your trip, please take note of some important information for first-time attendees.


Attend the First-Timer’s Breakfast

This complimentary, casual breakfast is open to all first-time attendees. Expand your knowledge of NCTE and your professional network, enjoy great conversations, connect with other first-time attendees, and learn about the Convention from NCTE leaders.

The breakfast will take place on Friday, November 17 from 7:007:45 AM in Rooms 222/223.


Connect with Others at the Section Get-Togethers

The Section Get-Togethers are an amazing opportunity to meet other educators with similar interests! These events do NOT require a ticket or RSVP. Join us on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17 for:

  • Elementary Section Get-Together: 11/16 from 5:45–7:15 PM in Rooms 224/225.
  • Middle Level Meet-Up: 11/16 from 5:45–7:15 PM in Rooms 220/221 & 228/229
  • Secondary Section Get-Together: 11/16 from 5:45–7:15 PM in Rooms 222/223 & 226/227
  • The College Celebration: 11/17 from 9:00 PM–10:30 PM in Room 123


Join Us on Twitter

Are you planning to tweet from the Convention? If so, don’t forget the hashtag, #NCTE17.


Plan Your Schedule in Advance

No need to wait until you get to St. Louis to plan the sessions you’d like to attend. The Online Searchable Program has been posted. The PDF version of the Convention Program is also available online. Our convention app can be downloaded from Google Play or the iPhone App Store.


Meet Your Favorite Authors

Many award-winning authors are scheduled to do author signings in the Exhibit Hall. A complete list of signings will be available onsite in St. Louis, but it is also posted online. Plan to be in the Exhibit Hall to meet your favorites!


Stop by NCTE Central

Visit NCTE Central in the Exhibit Hall to browse the latest publications and products available from NCTE. NCTE staff will also be on hand to answer questions about membership and more!


Side Note

Here are twelve tips, take-home suggestions, and an infographic you might find useful.