2021 NCTE Annual Convention

November 18-21

We are pleased to share that we are in the latter stages of building our first-ever hybrid Convention. At this time, we are working toward sending proposal acceptance and nonacceptance notifications by the end of July, when we will also open Convention registration (online and in person) and provide hotel information.

Read More from Program Chair Valerie Kinloch!

Online registration for the NCTE Annual Convention, CEL Convention, and ALAN Workshop is coming soon.

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2021 NCTE Annual Convention: November 18-21, 2021

We are happy to announce that NCTE is accepting applications for scholarships to cover the cost of 2021 Annual Convention registration! Early career educators, teachers from under-represented groups, non-tenure-track faculty, unemployed NCTE members, and those who do not otherwise have the funds to pay for registration are encouraged to apply. Please follow this link for all of the details and to submit an entry form.

Donations are being accepted from anyone who would like to support educators through this scholarship. Any amount is welcome. We will have more information in the weeks to come!

This is an evolving program and it is our goal to provide opportunities for donation and scholarships on an annual basis. NCTE is stronger when everyone can contribute to and benefit from the resources, community, and expertise that are offered at this event each year.


NCTE Annual Convention registration includes the following:

  • Virtual Convention: all virtual sessions, including any in-person sessions steamed into the virtual platform, virtual exhibit hall, and access to archived content for 60 days.
  • In-Person Convention: all in-person sessions, workshops (advance registration required, exhibit hall, full access to all Virtual Convention content, and access to archived content for 60 days. Meal tickets will be an additional cost.


NCTE Registration Categories & Fees*
Registration Category Early-Bird Fee

On or Before 11/1/2021

Regular Fee
NCTE Member $199 $229
NCTE Student Member $112 $122
NCTE Emeritus Member $145 $145
Nonmember $350 $380

*Registration fees are the same for both in-person or virtual attendance.


Paying with a Purchase Order: Please send your purchase order to CustomerService@ncte.org.

Please note: All session participants, presenters, and attendees are required to register for the Convention.


Convention Program coming soon…. All program times are in Eastern Time.


ALAN Workshop: November 21-23, 2021 in Louisville, KY

This year ALAN Workshop will be in-person only at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY.  ALAN books will be included with your ALAN Workshop registration fee. Please visit the ALAN website for complete workshop details.

ALAN Workshop registration includes all in-person ALAN Workshop sessions, Evening Reception, books, and lunch on Monday.


ALAN Workshop Registration Categories & Fees*
Registration Category Registration Fee
NCTE Member $225
NCTE Student Member $112
Nonmember $275

*ALAN Workshop registration includes all in-person ALAN Workshop sessions, Evening Reception, books, and lunch on Monday

Please note that membership in ALAN does not give an NCTE member rate for the ALAN Workshop.


CEL Convention: November 21-23, 2021

We are still in the process of determining if the 2021 CEL Convention will be virtual or in-person. As soon as the information is available, we will post it here.  Please check back in the coming weeks.

CEL Convention registration includes all CEL sessions.


CEL Convention Registration Categories & Fees
Registration Category Early-Bird Fee

On or Before 11/1/2021

Regular Fee
Nonmember $TBD $TBD


Convention Policies

  • Registration Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the Convention and no longer wish to access archived session content, registration fees will be refunded if you notify NCTE at CustomerService@ncte.org by Wednesday, November 3, 2021. A $25 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be given after November 3, 2021.

If you would like to change the way you are attending the Convention, in person or virtual, please email NCTE Customer Service as soon as possible: CustomerService@ncte.org.

Registrations are nontransferable.

  • Convention COVID Policy

By registering for the 2021 NCTE Annual Convention, ALAN Workshop and/or CEL Convention, you are agreeing to our Convention COVID Policy.  The current Convention COVID Policy can be found on our Convention Policies webpage.

  • Annual Convention Code of Conduct

Please review our Code of Conduct policies prior to Convention.  The full policy can be found on our Convention Policies webpage.