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.


What’s Happening?

We will be adding updates to this page soon. For now, check out the new things we have in store! 

Kick off your Convention with a full day of learning on Thursday. Last year, we piloted having sessions on Thursday afternoon and saw such success that we’ve implemented a full day of programming beginning at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to plan your travel so you can join us!

Can’t ever find time to visit the Exhibit Hall because you’re so engrossed in learning from education experts around the country? This year, we’ll be offering dedicated Exhibit Hall time from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Stick around for the All-Attendee Event starting at 6:45 p.m.

For the second year, we’ll be celebrating texts and providing inspiration for building classroom libraries with Build Your Stack®!

More than 30 unique sessions featuring authors and educators talking about their favorite books and how to use them in the classroom will begin Friday morning in the Exhibit Hall.

#NCTE19 Attendees: Baltimore Needs Your Book Donations!

In an effort to give back to Baltimore and provide much-needed books, we are calling on #NCTE19 attendees to take part in a book donation during the Convention. We are looking for new books of your choice for Baltimore schools as well as specific titles for book clubs the Baltimore Teachers Union is leading with their members beginning in the summer of 2020. The BTU is looking for the following texts, which would go to members, parents, students, and community partners who take part in the book clubs:

  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby

If you’re looking for ideas of books to donate for classroom libraries, see these recommendations posted in the NCTE Blog.

Your donated books can be dropped off in bins located in two areas of the Exhibit Hall during the Convention: the NCTE Build Your Stack area and Membership and Community area/booth.



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