Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What is the format of the Convention?

The 2021 NCTE Annual Convention will be fully virtual. Attendees will have access to a variety of live, prerecorded/scheduled, and on-demand sessions through the online Convention platform. We are also offering an online Exhibit Hall and virtual opportunities for networking and connection. All registrants will have access to archived session content in the online platform for 90 days after the Convention.

When will proposal authors and proposed presenters be notified of the status of their submissions?

NCTE emailed notifications on Wednesday, July 28.

Registration Questions

What is the cut-off date for registration?

Registration for the Convention is open until 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 21. Once a person registers it takes approximately 30 minutes for that person to have access to the platform. See the registration webpage for details.

What if I registered but can no longer attend the Convention?

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.

What are the registration rates?

Current registration rates are as follows:

  • NCTE Member: $199
  • NCTE Student Member: $112
  • NCTE Emeritus Member: $145
  • Nonmember: $350

Members save $151 from the nonmember rate. These rates will increase on November 2, 2021.

Can I share my login with a friend or colleague?

No, your login is unique to you and cannot be shared.

Can I register for one day only?

No, NCTE does not offer one-day registration.

I am a presenter. Do I need to register for the Convention?

Yes, all attendees and presenters must register for the Convention.

Does NCTE offer scholarships or any type of funding for Convention expenses?

Yes, we are accepting applications for scholarships to cover the cost of 2021 Annual Convention registration. Early career educators, teachers from underrepresented 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. See the NCTE website for details.


I have a question about becoming an NCTE member.

Visit the Membership area at NCTE Central to learn more about the benefits of membership! After the Convention, see our website.