Annual Convention: November 21-24, 2024     


NEW! Search the online database of sessions to find updated session information; the full Convention program is below!

2023 NCTE Annual Convention Program

See our list of keynote speakers.

View the Meet the Author schedule of more than 300 author and illustrator book signings.
(see the changes made to the schedule since the booklet was printed)

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9:30—10:45 a.m. ET—A Sessions
11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—B Sessions
11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. ET—Workshops
1:00—2:15 p.m. ET—C Sessions
2:30—3:45 p.m. ET—D Sessions
4:00—5:15 p.m. ET—Opening General Session: Hanif Abdurraqib
5:30—7:00 p.m. ET—Section Get-Togethers 

FRIDAY 11/17 

7:15—8:00 a.m. ET—First-Timers’ Welcome Breakfast
8:15—9:15 a.m. ET—Friday General Session: Jacqueline Woodson
9:30—10:45 a.m. ET—E Sessions
10:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m. ET—Exhibits Open
11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—F Sessions
11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. ET—ELATE Luncheon: Antero Garcia & Nicole Mirra
11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. ET—Middle Level Luncheon: Dashka Slater
12:30—1:45 p.m. ET—G Sessions
2:00—3:15 p.m. ET—H Sessions
3:30—4:45 p.m. ET—I Sessions
5:00—6:30 p.m. ET—Annual Business Meeting
8:00—9:30 p.m. ET—Cultural Celebration 


7:00—9:15 a.m. ET—ALAN Breakfast: Amber McBride
7:30—8:45 a.m. ET—Awards Session
8:15—9:30 a.m. ET—J Sessions
9:45—10:45 a.m. ET—Saturday General Session: Tom Hanks
11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. ET—Exhibits Open

11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—K Sessions
12:30—2:30 p.m. ET—Secondary Section Luncheon: Renée Watson
12:30—2:30 p.m. ET—Children’s Book Awards Luncheon: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Georgia Heard & Dayna Lorentz
1:15—2:30 p.m. ET—L Sessions
2:45—4:00 p.m. ET—M Sessions
4:15—5:30 p.m. ET—N Sessions
5:45—7:00 p.m. ET—Special Interest Group Sessions
5:45—6:15 p.m. ET Reception/6:15—7:15 p.m. ET—NCTE Story Experience: Angus Fletcher (moved from Friday 11/17; food & beverage will be provided)

SUNDAY 11/19 

7:00—8:45 a.m. ET—Children’s Literature Assembly Breakfast: Traci Sorell
7:00—8:45 a.m. ET—Affiliate Breakfast: Tonya B. Perry & Emily Kirkpatrick
8:00—11:30 a.m. ET—Exhibits Open

9:00—10:15 a.m. ET—O Sessions
10:30—11:45 a.m. ET—P Sessions
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. ET—National Writing Project Brunch: Sandra Murphy & Mary Ann Smith
12:00—1:15 p.m. ET—Closing General Session: Angie Thomas & María Fránquiz
1:30—5:30 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention
2:00—6:00 p.m. ET—Workshops

MONDAY 11/20 

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention 

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. ET—ALAN Workshop 

TUESDAY 11/21 

8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention 

8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. ET—ALAN Workshop 

* Hours are subject to change; more information will be added as the schedule is finalized. 








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