Annual Convention: November 16-19, 2023     

Hotel & Travel

While in Columbus…

Hotel Reservations

The 2023 NCTE Annual Convention is offering a large number of hotels exclusively for NCTE Convention guests at significantly discounted rates while also guaranteeing it is the lowest rate offered. The official housing agency for the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention is Experience Columbus, and their secure online housing website is available 24/7. All hotels are just a short walk to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Make your online hotel reservation by October 25.

Reservation acknowledgements will be emailed to you when you make your reservation.

These hotels will not offer the discounted Convention rates if you contact them directly. To receive the guaranteed lowest rates, you must book through NCTE’s official housing company, Experience Columbus, the only housing partner for the NCTE Convention. Unofficial, third-party websites posing as NCTE are a cybersecurity risk and can result in identity theft. We highly recommend that you only use the links provided on NCTE’s official housing site and emails to securely book your room online.

Booking your reservations through Experience Columbus guarantees you’ll receive the lowest rates and also allows NCTE to effectively document the impact that the NCTE Annual Convention has on the host city. This information is critical in negotiating the best deals for our attendees.

Reserve your room by October 25, 2023, to receive our NCTE Convention discounted rates. We encourage you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be able to stay in one of our room block hotels with a guaranteed low room rate.

NEW! We are working with our housing partner in Columbus to add more hotel rooms if the link above is showing no availability for the dates you are searching. Please continue to check the reservation site for updated availability.

NOTE! You can also visit the Experience Columbus hotel page for alternative options and availability near the Greater Columbus Convention Center (narrow your search by selecting “Downtown” and “Short North” regions).

Getting around Columbus


We recommend flying into The John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), which is approximately 15 minutes from downtown. Use their site to get real-time flight information for departures and arrivals.

Airline Discount Program

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for NCTE Annual Convention participants from 2% to 10%, depending on fare class. Please click here to book your flights with the discount code included.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2CV.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via their reservation 800 number.


The average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $15–$20 using Uber and Lyft. The city also counts on Yellow Cabs with an average fare of $20–$23. For more information, download this printable transportation guide.


Things To Do

Local Bookstores

Prologue Bookshop

We have partnered with Columbus downtown Prologue Bookshop to offer you a 10% discount on your total purchase November 17–19. Present your NCTE name badge when cashing out.

Grab a Bite

Restaurants in ColumbusColumbus is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of America’s up-and-coming culinary destinations. Its restaurant scene is creating a buzz with its creativity, diversity, and one-of-a-kind experiences, from classic dinner fare to fine dining, to offbeat, ethnic, and funky cafes.

NCTE special restaurant offers: Get a 10% discount on your meal when you present your badge: 

  • ParlayBest sports bar in Columbus. Located within a 7minute walking distance from the Convention Center on High Street.
  • FireproofA local tapas Restaurant in Columbus. Located within a 5-minute drive from the Convention Center.
  • Galla Park SocialOffering modern American cuisine. Located within a 5-minute drive from the Convention Center.
  • Howl at the MoonClick here for a special offer to our Convention attendees. 
  • North MarketNorth Market has been central Ohio’s historic public market since 1876, featuring fresh groceries, provisions, and prepared foods as well as authentic international cuisine, flowers, wine and beer, and unique gifts. The 35 year-round indoor merchants include cheese & dairy; fresh produce & flowers; meat, poultry & seafood; specialty foods; baked goods & pastries; beverages including coffee, tea, juice, wine, & beer; and a wide variety of prepared foods.


Columbus Museum of ArtOn Thursday, November 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., everyone can go to the museum for $5, or get 50% off general admission by downloading the Attendee Savings Pass.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and MuseumThe Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is always free! The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cultural Arts CenterThe Cultural Arts Center has two galleries, both of which offer free admission year-round. There are paid programs, workshops, and classes available at the center as well.

COSI—COSI (The Center of Science and Industry) offers free admission for certified teachers.

Wait, We Have More

Attendee Savings PassDownload the Attendee Savings Pass on your mobile device and present it at participating businesses to enjoy deals and discounts exclusively for you. Whether you’re on a short break or have more time, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the city with the Attendee Savings Pass. Breweries, restaurants, museums, and much more are included.

Try new things and explore new places in ColumbusWith local fun like new rooftop bars and restaurants, miles of trails, pro sports in every season, top-rated family attractions, experiential activities, and more, you’ll never be short of fun things to do in Columbus.



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!

Preregistration ends October 11. Act now to experience maximum savings on #NCTE23 registration!Register Now