2020 NCTE Virtual Annual Convention

November 19-22, 2020

This fall, when we come together online, let’s read, write, speak, listen, and view with curiosity. Together, we will be a confluencia of our songs.

See our program listings of live, scheduled, and on-demand sessions, as well as a list of exhibitors taking part in the virtual convention.

Registration Is Now Closed


If you want to get a better picture of what attending the NCTE Convention might be like, the best place to learn is from teachers who have gone before.


“I’m officially hyped for #NCTE19 The energy surrounding it last year fed me for weeks, creatively.”

— Paula Chase Hyman


“Looking forward to the energy and recharging abilities that the #NCTEVillage brings me every year.”

— Benjamin K. Woodcock


“Anticipating reuniting with colleagues near and far, making new connections, and challenging myself to learn and grow personally and professionally. Someday the world is gonna see / Baltimore and me! #NCTE19 #Hairspray”

— Gage Jeter


“Here’s to every English teacher seeking out their own meaningful professional growth, scraping together to attend #NCTE19 on their own dime, and clapping for themselves. I see you. And I’ll see you in Baltimore!”

— @marwit2112


“Why am I attending NCTE as a retired teacher? Yes, I left the classroom, but that does not mean I can turn off my identity as an educator like it’s a water spigot. I’m still figuring out what the next stage of my life will look like, what I’ll be doing, so for now I’m staying abreast of conversations about teaching and have no intention of being quiet.”

— Glenda Funk


“Next week, I’ll be at #NCTE19. I’m so excited to present with @triciaebarvia and @teachkate on Friday . . . and also to meet so many of my friends from the Twitterverse!”

— @sheathescholar


“You know how the aliens in the movie Arrival used language to experience multiple events simultaneously outside linear time progressions? That linguistic feature would be great for #NCTE19 because there’s so many presentations I want to attend all at once!”

— Cody Miller


“Feeling VERY lucky that I’m going to be spending a few days learning with and from inspirational educators and authors!”

— Elizabeth Blye


“Working on building my #NCTE19 schedule and so excited with such great choices. Also reminding myself it isn’t written in blood and I can make changes when I see other amazing things. Gah. Counting down.”

— Chelsea Morgan


“There are so many good #NCTE19 sessions on the schedule I’m going to have to be in two or three places at once most of the time!”

— @MegNev