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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Exhibitor Info

Interested in Exhibiting at the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention in Houston, Texas?

Please contact:

Liz Barrett, National Sales Manager
The Townsend Group
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-367-1231
Fax: 301-215-7704

View the live floor plan to select open booths.


Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston Is the Bookseller for the Convention!

If you need assistance in book ordering or author signings, please contact the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention bookseller::

Valerie Koehler, 281-497-8675; girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com please cc staff@bluewillowbookshop.com


See the 2018 Exhibitor Prospectus



Exhibitors: Reserve your hotel rooms today!


See the 2018 Exhibitor Kit


All space sold in 10′ x 10′ increments.

  • Inline Booth: $1,575
  • Corner Booth: $1,680

Furnishings, electricity, Internet, A/V equipment, and shipping drayage are not included.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • Four complimentary full convention registrations (badges) per 10′ x 10′ booth space with access to general sessions ($1,300 value!). Please note: The exhibitor main point of contact will get a custom registration link to submit names for badges directly from eventPower by April 30, 2018.
  • 8′ draped back wall and 3′ draped side wall
  • 7″ x 44″ identification sign that includes company name and booth number
  • Carpeting in the Exhibit Hall aisles
  • Listing in the Convention Program if contract is received by September 14, 2018
  • Listing on the NCTE Exhibit website
  • Up to four (4) additional full convention registrations per 10′ x 10′ booth at discounted rate of $100 each; all others at full price.
  • Opportunity to list author signings in NCTE materials, including the Meet the Author booklet and mobile app. (Authors submitted for these materials will receive complimentary author badges.)  The deadline to submit signings is October 15, 2018.
  • Access to the Exhibitors’ Lounge in the Exhibit Hall.

Resources for Confirmed Exhibitors

  • The exhibitor main point of contact will get a custom registration link to submit names for badges directly from eventPower by April 30, 2018.
  • Submit your author signings for NCTE materials, including the Meet the Author booklet and mobile app. (Authors listed in these materials will receive complimentary author badges.)  The deadline to submit signing information is October 15, 2018.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Set Up Hours: Exhibit Hall Hours: Move Out Hours:
Thursday, Nov. 15
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



“The biggest secret of longtime convention
attendees: the publishers in the Exhibit Hall want
to have conversations with you. Real, meaningful
conversations about the books you teach.”

Kate Walker Secondary Section State College Area High School, State College, PA

Exhibitors at the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention


30 Minute Shakespeare


Aerie Magazine Program

ALAN – Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE

Albert Whitman & Company

American Shakespeare Center


Arc Manor Custom Solutions

Arte Público Press

Bedford, Freeman & Worth High School Publishers

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Blue Willow Bookshop

BMI Educational Services


Boyds Mills Press

bulb Digital Portfolios

Cambridge University Press

Candlewick Press

Cardinal Publishers Group

Charlesbridge Publishing

Children’s Literature Assembly of NCTE

Chronicle Books

Collaborative for Teaching & Learning



The DBQ Project

DC Entertainment

DGP Publishing, Inc.

Digital Public Library of America

Disney Book Group

Dover Publications

Echoes & Reflections

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

EMC School

Essentials in Education

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Folger Shakespeare Library


Gareth Hinds / TheComic.com

Great Mind

Hachette Book Group USA

Half Price Books


HarperCollins Children’s Books

Heinemann Publishers

Holiday House

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Division

International Writing Centers Association – an NCTE Assembly

James Lorimer & Company, Ltd.

Journalism Education Association – an NCTE Assembly

JSTOR & Artstor

Kids Can Press


Lerner Publishing

Lion Forge

Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers

Loose Canon

Macmillan Adult

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Magination Press, American Psychological Association

McGraw-Hill Education

Measurement Incorporated

Membean, Inc.

Mentoring Minds

Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English


National English Honor Society

National Gallery of Art

National Writing Project


Orca Book Publishers / Second Story Press

Parkhurst Brothers Publisher

Peachtree Publishers


Penguin Random House

Perfection Learning


Poetry Out Loud

POV & Doc Academy

Publisher Spotlight

Publishers Group West

Read Side by Side Publications

Readerbound Books

Reading Plus



Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Saddleback Publishing


Scholastic Inc.

Scripps National Spelling Bee, Inc.

Seven Stories Press

Share Your Learning

Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College


South Asia Book Award

SpringBoard, College Board

Stenhouse Publishers

Sterling Publishing


Teachers College Press

Teacher’s Discovery

Teaching Tolerance

Tor-Forge Books

Treetop Publishing, Inc.

Turabian / The Chicago Manual of Style

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


WordPlay Shakespeare

Workman Publishers

Write the World