2019 NCTE Annual Convention

Baltimore, MD
November 21-24, 2019

This fall, when we come together in Baltimore, let’s inquire together. Let’s dare to wonder, to be bold and creative in our curiosity. Let’s reawaken our own spirit of inquiry as teachers, leaders, writers, readers, and thinkers.


Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to a Convention that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. Join us to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries.

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Featured Speakers

Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden is the award-winning author of many notable books, including the Coretta Scott King Author Honor-winning Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is is an acclaimed author and critic who has unearthed literary gems and produced, written, and hosted an array of documentary films for public television.

Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multigenerational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans.

Tara Westover

Tara Westover is the author of Educated: A Memoir. She set foot in a classroom for the first time at age 17, and after that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade.

Travel & Hotels

The Baltimore Convention Center is the venue for NCTE’s 2019 Annual Convention. A number of hotels surround the Convention Center; many of them are just steps away from its doors.


Registration for the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention includes access to all General Sessions, concurrent sessions, Special Interest Group meetings, the Now Screening film festival, NCTE Central, and the Exhibit Hall.