Annual Convention: November 21-24, 2024     

Hotel & Travel

While in Columbus…

Hotel Reservations


Please visit the Experience Columbus hotel page to search housing options and availability near the Greater Columbus Convention Center
(narrow your search by selecting “Downtown”, “University”, and ” Airport’ “Short North” regions).


The contracted hotel block for the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention is now sold out. The following hotels are in our room block:

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel ($205)
Residence Inn Columbus Downtown ($209)
Hilton Columbus Downtown ($209)
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown ($193)
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown ($193)
Sonesta Columbus Downtown ($200)


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.

Driving to Columbus?

See this information for parking around the Convention Center.


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.

  • In addition, come to CMA and show your conference badge (physical or digital) to receive 50% off general admission. After the conference discount, general admission is only $4.50 for teachers (special exhibition admission is still $8). Tickets can be purchased at our Welcome Desk during regular business hours. See the website, for hours, visit information, teacher resources and more.

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!