2021 NCTE Annual Convention

November 18-21

The NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and fresh inspiration to bring back to classrooms around the country. Learn more about our vision for the 2021 Convention.

Read More from Program Chair Valerie Kinloch!

General Information

Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others for the 2021 NCTE Annual Convention, November 18-21. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 17 and November 22-23.

While we are hopeful to hold the 2021 NCTE Annual Convention in person in Louisville, we must continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of our attendees. We will continue to share information about the locale and format of the Convention as it becomes available.


In announcing her theme for the Convention, “Equity, Justice, and Antiracist Teaching,” Program Chair Valerie Kinloch said, “I hope: That we will collectively examine our teaching and discuss our research. That we will enter conversations wherever we are in our learning and in our knowing. That we will embrace opportunities to have necessary and difficult conversations about literacy and English language arts. That we will leave more knowledgeable, invested, challenged, and involved in the work of equity, justice, and antiracist teaching with students, with families, with communities, and with each other.” See the full call for proposals at convention.ncte.org.

Please read about my vision for the Convention and the review process in this new blog post: An Invitation to Participate in Our 2021 NCTE Annual Convention.

Program Chair Valerie Kinloch