The First Chapter

2017 NCTE Annual Convention

St. Louis, Missouri

Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention! November 16-19, 2017



 Thursday, November 16

11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Preconvention Workshops (*additional registration required)

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Thursday General Session:  “Our Family Gathering: A Conversation with Students and Educators”

5:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Section Get-Togethers

 Friday, November 17

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. 
Friday General Session:  Poet and Writer Jimmy Santiago Baca

9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
A Sessions

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
B Sessions

11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Ticketed Luncheons

12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
C Sessions

2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
D Sessions

3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
E Sessions

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Annual Business/Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Evening Event: Astronaut and Author Leland Melvin

 Saturday, November 18

7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. 
Ticketed Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. 
Saturday General Session: Jacqueline Woodson

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
F Sessions

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
G Sessions

12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Ticketed Luncheons

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
H Sessions

3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
I Sessions

4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
J Sessions

5:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Special Interest Group Events

 Sunday, November 19

7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. 
Ticketed Breakfasts

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
K Sessions

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Sunday General Session:  Author Gareth Hinds

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
L Sessions

12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
M Sessions

2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
N Sessions

CEL Convention (*additional registration required)

 Monday, November 20

CEL Convention (*additional registration required)

ALAN Workshop (*additional registration required)

 Tuesday, November 21

ALAN Workshop (*additional registration required)