Raising Student Voice

2018 NCTE Annual Convention

Houston, TX
November 15-18, 2018

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

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Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to a Convention that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. Join us to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries.

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Featured Speakers

Marley Dias

Promising social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character.

Sharon Draper

Published author of numerous articles, stories, and poems, including Stella by Starlight, which received the 2016 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, Earth Guardians Youth Director, and a powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.

Loren Long

Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book author and illustrator.


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NCTE Annual Convention possible.



Travel & Hotels

The George R. Brown Convention Center is the venue for NCTE’s 2018 Annual Convention. A number of hotels surround the Convention Center; many of them are just steps away from its doors.


Registration for the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention includes access to all General Sessions, concurrent sessions, Special Interest Group meetings, the Now Screening film festival, NCTE Central, and the Exhibit Hall.

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