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

Join NCTE as we bring together thousands of literacy educators from across the preK-16 grade levels for our first-ever Virtual Annual Convention, November 19-22. See the list of exhibitors and sponsors for the 2020 Convention.

Act now to build relationships with educators who are actively involved in leading and influencing the teaching of reading and writing in all content areas and across a wide range of grade levels. NCTE Convention attendees are difference makers in their schools, districts, and affiliates. They also lead and collaborate on purchasing decisions that direct the teaching of English language arts.

Download the 2020 Exhibitor Prospectus




Exhibit Hall Hours

NCTE recommends that exhibitors staff their booth during general and dedicated exhibit hours.  This is also a great opportunity to schedule Meet the Author sessions.

Thursday, November 19
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening!
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. DEDICATED TIME

Friday, November 20
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. DEDICATED TIME
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. DEDICATED TIME

Saturday, November 21
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. DEDICATED TIME
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. DEDICATED TIME
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. DEDICATED TIME
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. DEDICATED TIME
(Open to all and scheduled with west coast attendees in mind)

Sunday, November 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Booth-Building Resources

NCTE will provide additional resources and information in the weeks leading up to the event, including how to register staff and authors.  You may also access this booth-building training video at any time.


Questions about the booth-building process?

Virtual Event Place, NCTE’s event platform, hosts live booth-building demo calls where you can ask questions every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Find information about these calls as well as contact information for tech support here.

“The biggest secret of longtime convention
attendees: the publishers in the Exhibit Hall want
to have conversations with you. Real, meaningful
conversations about the books you teach.”

Kate Walker, Secondary Section, State College Area High School, State College, PA