2019 NCTE Annual Convention

Baltimore, MD
November 21-24, 2019

This fall, when we come together in Baltimore, let’s inquire together. Let’s dare to wonder, to be bold and creative in our curiosity. Let’s reawaken our own spirit of inquiry as teachers, leaders, writers, readers, and thinkers.


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

George Takei

George Takei is known around the world for his role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, but he is also one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice and remains a powerful voice amplifying issues ranging from politics to pop culture.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. She is the author of Speak and Chains.

Renée Watson

Renée Watson is the New York Times-bestselling author of Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, and Betty before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz.

Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi is the author of two novels for young adults, including Prideand American Street, a finalist for the National Book Award. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.


Special thanks to Penguin Random House for their


NCTE would also like to thank the following for helping make the

Annual Convention possible.



Travel & Hotels

The Baltimore Convention Center is the venue for NCTE’s 2019 Annual Convention. A number of hotels surround the Convention Center; many of them are just steps away from its doors.


Registration for the 2019 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.