General Info

General Information

Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others for the 2021 NCTE Annual Convention, November 18-21. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 17 and November 22-23.

Thank you for your support as we continue to work hard to create the Convention possibilities we are so eager to enjoy this November. As we shared last month, our Convention attendee spring survey revealed that many attendees are eager to connect this year in person and many others hold travel as a more distant possibility.

We are pleased to share that we are in the latter stages of building our first-ever hybrid Convention. After patiently and eagerly waiting for an opportunity to meet in person once again, we are all working together to make this a rewarding, enjoyable, and safe event available in both an in-person and online format. This innovative work is not without its complications, of course! We appreciate the Louisville hospitality community closely partnering with us to evolve our plans and respond to our survey findings so that the NCTE Annual Convention can serve the range of options for our attendees this year.

At this time, we are working toward sending proposal acceptance and nonacceptance notifications by the end of July, when we will also open Convention registration (online and in person) and provide hotel information. We have much more work to do. The affirming, inspirational, and vital learning opportunities in store for November 2021 propel us forward.


In announcing her theme for the Convention, “Equity, Justice, and Antiracist Teaching,” Program Chair Valerie Kinloch said, “I hope: That we will collectively examine our teaching and discuss our research. That we will enter conversations wherever we are in our learning and in our knowing. That we will embrace opportunities to have necessary and difficult conversations about literacy and English language arts. That we will leave more knowledgeable, invested, challenged, and involved in the work of equity, justice, and antiracist teaching with students, with families, with communities, and with each other.” See the full call for proposals at convention.ncte.org.

Please read about my vision for the Convention and the review process in this new blog post: An Invitation to Participate in Our 2021 NCTE Annual Convention.

Program Chair Valerie Kinloch