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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First Timers

Will this Be Your First NCTE Annual Convention?

See Our Resources and Tips for First-Time Attendees!

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 Coffee & Conversation

For participants who are attending the NCTE Convention for the first time, please join us for coffee and conversation at 7 a.m. on Friday, November 16. Over coffee, you’ll hear from NCTE members Ernest Morrell and Donalyn Miller and you’ll get tips from table hosts on making the most of your convention experience.


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 15, 5:45-7:15 p.m., for the Elementary Section Get-Together, the Middle Level Meet-Up, and the Secondary Section Get-Together. An afternoon session for college educators will take place on Saturday, November 17.


Join Us on Twitter

Are you planning to tweet from the Convention? If so, don’t forget the hashtag, #NCTE18.


Plan Your Schedule in Advance

No need to wait until you get to Houston to plan the sessions you’d like to attend. The Online Searchable Program will be posted in late September. The 2018 convention app will be available from Google Play or the iPhone App Store in October.


Meet Your Favorite Authors

Many award-winning authors will be scheduled to do author signings in the Exhibit Hall. A complete list of signings will be available onsite in Houston and posted online in October. 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.