2020 NCTE Virtual Annual Convention

November 2020

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2020 NCTE Annual Convention
November 19–22


This schedule will be updated as plans for the virtual Convention are finalized.

Wednesday, November 18

11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Registration Open

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NCTE Central Open

 Thursday, November 19

8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NCTE Central Open

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
A Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
B Sessions

11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Preconvention Workshops (*additional registration required)

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
C Sessions

2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
D Sessions

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Opening General Session

5:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Section Get-Togethers

 Friday, November 20

7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Registration Open

7:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
NCTE Central Open

7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.
First Timers’ Welcome

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. 
Friday General Session

9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
E Sessions

10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
F Sessions

11:30 a.m–1:30 p.m.
Middle Level & ELATE Ticketed Luncheons

12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
G Sessions

2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
H Sessions

3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
I Sessions

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Annual Business/Board of Directors Meeting

6:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Evening Session and Reception for All Attendees

8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Cultural Celebration

 Saturday, November 21

7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. 
ALAN Ticketed Breakfast

7:30 a.m.– 8:45 a.m.
Awards Session

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
NCTE Central Open

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
J Sessions

9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. 
Saturday General Session

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
K Sessions

12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
L Sessions

12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Secondary Section & Children’s Book Award Ticketed Luncheons

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
M Sessions

4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
N Sessions

6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Special Interest Group Events

  Sunday, November 22

7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. 
Affiliate Roundtable & Children’s Literature Assembly Ticketed Breakfasts

8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  
NCTE Central Open

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
O Sessions

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
P Sessions

10:30-11:45 a.m.
National Writing Project Brunch

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. 
Closing General Session

CEL Convention (*additional registration required)

 Monday, November 23

CEL Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.:
CEL Convention (*additional registration required)

ALAN Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.:
ALAN Workshop (*additional registration required)