What is a general session?
General sessions are special events that are open to all Convention registrants. They are widely attended, and occur when no other concurrent sessions are taking place. They feature keynote speakers and other presentations relevant to the audience as a whole.
Will I be able to hear a luncheon or breakfast speaker even if I don’t have a ticket?
You will. Once ticketed attendees have their seats and have had their meal, and the program is about to begin, those who want to hear the speaker may sit in the chairs in the back of the room as space is available.
Who is the bookseller for the Convention?
We are in the process of finalizing our bookseller partner for the 2020 Convention, and will share that information soon.
What’s included with my Convention registration?
Convention registration gets you into every session on the program except pre- and postconvention workshops and meal events.
What’s the last day I can register?
Registration will remain open online throughout the Convention. November 9, 2020, is the last day to register at a lower registration rate. Onsite registration will also be available in Denver at the higher registration rate.
What will I bring home with me?
Books! Books! Books! Depending on which workshops and sessions you attend, you might also go home with lesson plans, original writing of your own, strategies for advocacy, and much more. Even more important, you’ll return home with new ideas and inspiration, ready to share with your students, colleagues, and communities.
How can I get those books home?
A shipping center will be located in the Exhibit Hall and is offering special discounted rates for NCTE Convention attendees.
Is there more to NCTE than the Convention?
As the oldest professional organization for English teachers in the nation, there is much more to NCTE than just the Annual Convention. Membership gives you access to over 100 years’ worth of teaching expertise as well as professional resources and support for wide-ranging teaching methods at all grade levels. It also introduces you to a community of professionals—educators, administrators, and other education support staff—dedicated to promoting literacy at every level. Be sure to stop by the NCTE Central booth for more information.
Is childcare available to Convention attendees?
No, childcare is not available at the Convention. If the Convention and Visitors Bureau has recommendations, we will post them here.