Annual Convention: November 21-24, 2024     
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Register today for the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention!

Registration for the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention includes access to all General Sessions, concurrent sessions, the All-Attendee Gathering, Special Interest Group events, the Now Screening film festival, featured sessions, and the Exhibit Hall.

Student registration requires current NCTE student membership and valid proof of student status. To receive the Emeritus rate, be sure you are currently an NCTE Emeritus member.

To register, you’ll first be asked to log into your NCTE account so we can gather your contact information and membership status. You’ll then be transferred to the registration form. If you don’t yet have an NCTE account, you’ll create one before you move on to the registration form.

To complete your registration with a PO, please email a copy of your incomplete registration page and a PDF of your PO to as soon as possible with the subject line “Purchase Order.” Submitting these materials by November 1, 2023, will ensure sufficient time for processing before the Convention.

To register as a group, please contact NCTE Customer Service at 877-369-6283. The information needed for group registration includes Name, Email Address, School Affiliation/Company, Address, Phone Number, Dietary Restrictions, and ADA Accommodations for each member of the group. We offer registration at a group discount rate of $275 per person ($335 after October 11) if a school or district sends 10 or more teachers and makes a single payment to cover the balance of the invoice.

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

  • Wednesday, November 15: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, November 16: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
  • Friday, November 17: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, November 18: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, November 19: 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, November 20: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

See our funding ideas and options and the opportunity for Convention registration scholarships. The deadline for scholarships has now passed.

Early-bird pricing expired on October 11. The deadline for refunds for those unable to attend the Annual Convention was also October 11, 2023. Refunds will not be given after October 11, 2023. 2023 NCTE Annual Convention Program

Please note that membership in ALAN does not give an NCTE member rate for the ALAN Workshop.

Presenters are required to register for the Convention.

For more information, see the CEL Annual Convention website and the list of Workshop descriptions.

See also the online database of sessions and the full Convention program to begin planning your 2023 NCTE Annual Convention schedule!

Graduate Credit
Are you interested in earning graduate credit for attending the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention through the University of San Diego? Learn more and register here.

Where can I rent a scooter or wheelchair? See the Greater Columbus Convention Center accessibility website and guest services website for information on scooters and wheelchairs.

Questions? Contact NCTE Customer Service: 877-369-6283 or

2023 NCTE Annual Convention

NCTE Member

$325 (preregistration)

$385 (after Oct. 11)


$435 (preregistration)

$489 (after Oct. 11)


$148 (preregistration)

$166 (after Oct. 11)


$166 (preregistration)

$191 (after Oct. 11)

Group Rate (10 or more, per persons)

$275 (preregistration)

$335 (after Oct. 11)

2023 ALAN Workshop

NCTE Member

$250 (preregistration)

$265 (after Oct. 11)


$285 (preregistration)

$295 (after Oct. 11)


$135 (preregistration)

$135 (after Oct. 11)

2023 CEL Annual Convention

NCTE Member

$215 (preregistration)

$235 (after Oct. 11)


$300 (preregistration)

$330 (after Oct. 11)

2023 Workshops

NCTE Member




2023 Meal Events

ELATE Luncheon (Nov. 17)


Middle Level Luncheon (Nov. 17)


ALAN Breakfast (Nov. 18)


Secondary Section Luncheon (Nov. 18)


Children’s Book Awards Luncheon (Nov. 18)


Children’s Literature Assembly Breakfast (Nov. 19)


Affiliate Breakfast (Nov. 19


National Writing Project Brunch (Nov. 19)




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!