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

Registration for the NCTE Annual Convention, CEL Convention, and ALAN Workshop is now closed.


Not a member yet? Save $175 when you add membership and register at the member rate! Take advantage of this special opportunity to experience the value of NCTE membership all year long.


Included in the registration price are all sessions and speakers;
meal tickets are not required for the keynote “breakfast, luncheon, or brunch” tickets.


Content is available for 60 days after the Convention!
Times listed for Live and Scheduled Sessions are in Eastern Time.
On-Demand sessions will be available for viewing beginning Thursday, November 19.

See the searchable Convention Program PDF!

We are happy to announce that NCTE is accepting applications for scholarships to cover the cost of 2020 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.



Registration includes access to content from the entire Convention program for 60 days after the event.

Member of NCTE:  $205

Nonmember of NCTE:  $380

Student Member of NCTE:  $120

Emeritus Member of NCTE:  $150

Group Rate: Groups of 10 or more college student members of NCTE from the same school can register for the Convention at a 30% savings. We’re also extending this discount to groups of 10 or more non-NCTE members from the same school or district registering at the nonmember rate. Please email annual2020@ncte.org to request this pricing.

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.

Included in the registration price are all sessions and speakers;
meal tickets are not required for the keynote “breakfast, luncheon, or brunch” tickets.


ALAN Workshop: Nov. 22-24

This year ALAN Workshop attendees can choose to register to receive the books or to register to not receive the books. The ALAN book box will be shipped to the registrant’s preferred mailing address. See the ALAN website for workshop details.

With the Books:
NCTE member ALAN Workshop with the books: $150

Nonmember ALAN Workshop with the books:  $200

Student member ALAN Workshop with the books:  $75

Without the Books:
NCTE member ALAN Workshop without the books:  $125

Nonmember ALAN Workshop without the books:  $175

Student member ALAN Workshop without the books $50


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


CEL Convention: Nov. 22-23

This year’s CEL Convention will feature programming on Sunday, November 22 (one keynote speaker and four sessions) and Monday, November 23 (two keynote speakers and eight sessions).

NCTE + CEL Member: $90

NCTE member only: $115

Nonmember: $165



Cancellations and Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made in writing by October 31, 2020, and must be accompanied by a registration receipt. The amount of the refund will be reduced by a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued after October 31, 2020.