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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CEL Annual Convention


CELebrating the Vision, Voice, and Momentum of Leadership

For 50 years, the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) has established, nurtured, and sustained a community of literacy leaders. Join us as we celebrate the vision and accomplishments of those who contributed to this organization, and look to the future to craft a vision for the next 50 years of literacy education, at the 2018 CEL Annual Convention.

Register via the CEL convention website, where you can also find the most up-to-date information about speakers and topics.


“The two things that keep me coming back year after year are the connections I’ve made with people and continuing to grow as a leader. When I go to my bosses year after year and request the time off, I really can sell it as one of the only opportunities that I have as a leader to go and meet and learn with other folks who are in my position from all over the country.”

— Heather Rocco, CEL Chair


“CEL can be for people in traditional school leadership roles as well as your teachers like me who are looking to connect and lead from the classroom. I still love teaching and I don’t want to go into administration. To find a community bigger than where I was and to find people like me at CEL felt like coming home. It was rejuvenating and did so much to revitalize me as an English practitioner.”

— Kate Baker, 2018 CEL Convention Chair