Annual Convention: November 21-24, 2024     

Experience #NCTE23

Join thousands of literacy educators from across the country for NCTE’s Annual Convention.

The NCTE Annual Convention is the largest annual gathering of English language arts teachers and literacy educators in the United States.

This Convention, with nearly 700 concurrent sessions, attracts teachers preK through graduate level, representing a vast range of topics spanning English, writing, reading, language, literacy studies, and more. The event also engages the national publishing community by providing a large exhibit hall and hosting presentations by more than 250 national authors each year.

NEW! Search the online database of sessions to begin planning your 2023 NCTE Annual Convention schedule!

Will you be one of the many first-time attendees at the NCTE Annual Convention this year?

Consider joining us for an informative Zoom session to learn more about what to expect and how to navigate this celebrated and exhilarating experience! NCTE member leaders will offer tips and strategies to enhance your #NCTE23 experience, and event staff will be on hand for any questions. Register here.

Teachers of our younger students will find plenty to explore at #NCTE23.

From incredible authors and illustrators to the leading experts and innovators in our field, every hour is packed with sessions designed just for elementary teachers. There is also an Early Childhood Education strand focused on teaching and advocating for preschool and early elementary-age children. Learn more.

There is so much happening in the Middle Level Section at NCTE.

From Section-specific events to a thoughtfully chosen program, you’ll notice an energized focus on crafting sessions that speak to the complexities of teaching students in the middle grades and bringing leading authors and educators to the podium. Discover new ideas, new tools, and new friends! Learn more.

NCTE’s Secondary Section has selected a program with the best professional learning you’ll ever find, plus a giant network of colleagues you’ll want to stay connected to all year long!

Whether you love teaching poetry, the Bard, critical literacy, choice reading, disciplinary writing, or some other specialty of grades 9–12, this Convention is rich with learning experiences for you. And for instructional leaders searching for the maximum learning experience, you’ll also want to join NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership (CEL) for its Annual Convention at the end of the NCTE Annual Convention. Learn more.

NCTE’s College Section represents a wide diversity of experiences, reflected by a variety of Convention offerings.

You’ll find sessions presented by members active in our English Language Arts Teachers of English (ELATE) group that address the needs of those who work in teacher education at the college level. There are also sessions pertinent to teaching English in the two-year college, assessment in composition courses, first-year writing, and current research in the field. If you teach college English, you’ll be intrigued by a range of interesting sessions on literature. There’s truly something for everyone! Learn more.



Don’t miss out on all that NCTE has to offer! As a member, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts on conventions, meetings, and materials, as well as free members-only events and unlimited access to content and lesson plans. You’ll also join a community of the best minds in English, language arts, and writing studies who will support you throughout the many stages of your teaching career.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your professional development to the next level and become a part of the NCTE community. Sign up now and start enjoying all the benefits of membership!