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


General Questions

Where is the 2022 NCTE Annual Convention?

The 2022 NCTE Annual Convention will take place in Anaheim, California, primarily at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805. View maps of the Convention Center here.

In what time zone are Convention times?

Times for all sessions are Pacific Standard Time.

When will registration open?

Registration for the NCTE Annual Convention, CEL Annual Convention, and ALAN Workshop is open! Learn more here.

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

Please visit the Hotel & Travel page of the Annual Convention website.

What are the hours of the Convention?

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

  • Wednesday, November 16: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT (registration open)
  • Thursday, November 17: 9:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. PT
  • Friday, November 18: 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. PT
  • Saturday, November 19: 7:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, November 20: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT (ALAN and CEL programming begins after NCTE’s closing general session; schedules to be announced)
  • Monday, November 21: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT (ALAN and CEL programming only, schedules to be announced)
  • Tuesday, November 22: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT (ALAN and CEL programming only, schedules to be announced)

Attending Sessions

View the 2022 Program here. See the Convention Preview here.
Policies: See the NCTE Event Policies.

What is the format of the Convention?

The 2022 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. Digital access will comprise live streaming of all General Sessions and more than 100 on-demand and networking sessions for persons unable to travel. Those who register to attend in person will also have access to the digital content.

Can I preorder books from the speakers?

Yes, skip the line and order ahead from the local bookseller, Arvida! These titles are available only for pickup at the Anaheim Convention Center during the 2022 NCTE speaker events, November 17-20.

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.

For information on continuing education credits, visit our partner site. If you have questions, please email

What AV will be onsite in the session rooms?

NCTE will provide a Laptop, LCD projector with accompanying screen, microphone, and sound patch. No other media equipment will be provided. Please be sure to bring your presentation on a USB storage device to load onto the presentation computer. Your presentation must be in PowerPoint or PDF format as those are the only format the computers will support.

The WiFi bandwidth in the Convention Center will not be sufficient to present streaming video. Please have a backup plan ready.

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?

Early-bird registration date: Early-bird registration rates will end at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Will registration be available onsite?

Attendees will be able to register online until the start of the Convention and onsite in Anaheim during the times listed below.

11/16 – 5:00-8:30 p.m. PT
11/17 – 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. PT
11/18 – 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. PT
11/19 – 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. PT
11/20 – 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PT
11/21 – 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. PT *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. For groups of 10 or more, registration is $251 per person when registering with one payment.

Is there a student rate?

Yes! We offer highly discounted student rates, including additional discounts for NCTE student members. Student rates start at $137.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! Submissions for our Annual Convention Scholarships are now open. September 6 is the application deadline. Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis as available. Decisions are made by a committee of NCTE members appointed by the 2022 Program Chair.

Why are the virtual and in-person registration rates the same?

Costs to produce the Annual Convention are significant when in one format. Expanding the access to both in-person and digital expands costs exponentially. Doing so allows us to provide the opportunity to attend and learn to as many people as possible, but it is not without a financial burden. NCTE works hard to keep registration fees as low as possible, including lower than other teaching organizations with similar in-person-only events. In an effort to continue this commitment, the costs are the same regardless of which format attendees choose to attend. This also means that attendees can change registration types in the event that plans change.

The Annual Convention is designed to be a robust in-person experience, and we are stretching to continue with digital components developed during the height of the pandemic. We continue to lean into innovation for which the organization has earned international awards and the praise of so many literacy educators. In a time of such a challenge, we are working to provide invigorating professional learning in an inclusive way for as many circumstances as possible.

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.

Am I required to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes, please see NCTE Event Policies for additional information.

What other protocols will NCTE put in place related to the pandemic?

NCTE will continue to monitor and follow protocols that comply with any applicable local public health requirements and that are consistent with then-prevailing public health standards, as issued by the CDC (or other relevant public health authorities). More information will be available on these policies as the 2022 Annual Convention approaches.

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