Annual Convention: November 17-20, 2022      2022 Dates & Deadlines


General Questions

Note: this page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Where is the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention?

The 2023 NCTE Annual Convention will take place in Columbus, Ohio, primarily at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio. View maps of the Convention Center here.

In what time zone are Convention times?

Times for all sessions are Eastern Standard Time.

Now that I’ve been accepted, how do I make changes to my proposal/session?

In the coming months we will open a speaker center. In the speaker center you will be able to accept or decline your invitation to present, view your session date and time, confirm that your speaker profile information and session information is correct, add or remove speakers from your session and sign the speaker agreement.

Do you have tips for poster presentations?

Yes! See this page on our website.

When will registration open?

Registration for the NCTE Annual Convention, CEL Annual Convention, and ALAN Workshop will open during the summer of 2023.

Where can I find information on travel and on booking hotel rooms?

The Hotel & Travel page of the Annual Convention website ( will be updated during the summer of 2023.

What are the hours of the Convention?

Tentative hours for the Convention are below and are subject to change.

  • Wednesday, November 15: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (registration open)
  • Thursday, November 16: 9:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. ET
  • Friday, November 17: 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, November 18: 7:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, November 19: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET (ALAN and CEL programming begins after NCTE’s closing general session; schedules to be announced)
  • Monday, November 20: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET (ALAN and CEL programming only, schedules to be announced)
  • Tuesday, November 21: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET (ALAN and CEL programming only, schedules to be announced)

What is the format of the Convention?

The 2023 NCTE Annual Convention will be held in person. NCTE seeks to uphold the experience of the place-based Convention and the important affordances of literacy educators learning together and from one another.

Can I preorder books from the speakers?

Yes, skip the line and order ahead from the local bookseller (we’ll add a link to the list of titles with ordering information when it is available)a! These titles are available only for pickup at the Columbus Convention Center during the 2023 NCTE speaker events, November 16-19.

How do I get a certificate of attendance?

To request a certificate of attendance for the NCTE Annual Convention, CEL Annual Convention, or ALAN Workshop, please email at the conclusion of the events.

What are the Convention policies?

By attending the Convention, all attendees agree to follow NCTE Event Policies on Health & Safety, Code of Conduct, Mutual Respect & Anti-Harassment, Demonstrations, and Use of Multimedia.

Registration Questions

Is there a cut-off date for registration?

The early-bird registration deadline will be posted when registration opens during the summer of 2023.

Will registration be available onsite?

Attendees will be able to register online until the start of the Convention (registration will open in summer of 2023) and onsite in Columbus during the times listed below (tentative schedule, subject to change).

11/15 – 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET
11/16 – 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ET
11/17 – 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. ET
11/18 – 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ET
11/19 – 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
11/20 – 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET *Hilton Hotel

Are there any discounts available for my team or department?

Yes! Discounts are available to NCTE members across all categories. In addition, you can greatly enhance your Annual Convention experience by bringing a team; group discounts are available. Details will be posted when registration opens in summer of 2023.

Is there a student rate?

Yes! We will offer highly discounted student rates, including additional discounts for NCTE student members.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! Submissions for our Annual Convention Scholarships will be accepted beginning in summer of 2023 when registration opens. The application deadline will be announced at that time. Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis as available. Decisions are made by a committee of NCTE members appointed by the 2023 Program Chair.

Membership Questions

How do I become an NCTE member?

To learn more about the benefits of membership, including discounts on Annual Convention registration, please see our website.

Health & Safety Questions

What is NCTE’s Health and Safety Policy?

Please see NCTE Event Policies for information on the Health and Safety policies. These policies will be updated as necessary.


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