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

Why Attend

Why Attend #NCTE22?

Attending the 2022 NCTE Annual Convention provides considerable opportunities for professional learning. Typically, each November, thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to a Convention that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession.

They collect strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district.

NCTE’s Convention is the most historic annual literacy gathering for teachers and educators. Now celebrating its 113th consecutive year, #NCTE22 connects educators to the most passionate and energetic minds in literacy. Attendees will hear from leading education voices as well as hundreds of national authors, all engaging together around the pressing topics of the field.

Below you’ll find section tracks to help guide your experience at NCTE’s Annual Convention in Anaheim this November.

The Elementary Experience

Teachers of our youngest students will find plenty to explore at #NCTE22.

From incredible authors and illustrators, to the leading experts and innovators in our field, every hour is packed with sessions designed just for you.

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The Middle Level Experience

There is so much happening in the Middle Level at NCTE.

From Section-specific events to a thoughtfully chosen program, you’ll notice an energized focus on crafting sessions that speak to the complexities of teaching students in the middle grades and bringing leading authors and educators to the podium. Discover new ideas, new tools, and new friends!

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The Secondary Experience

NCTE’s Secondary Section has selected a program with the best professional learning you’ll ever find, and a giant network of colleagues whom you’ll want to stay connected to all year long.

Whether you love teaching poetry, the Bard, critical literacy, choice reading, disciplinary writing, or some other specialty of grades 9–12, this Convention has you covered.

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The College Experience

NCTE’s College Section represents a wide diversity of experiences, reflected by a variety of Convention offerings.

You’ll find sessions presented by members active in our Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) that address issues pertinent to teaching first-year writing and assessment in composition courses. You’ll also find sessions that are tailored to the needs of those who work in teacher education at the college level; these address teacher preparation across the preK–12 spectrum. If you teach college English, you’ll be intrigued by a range of interesting sessions on literature. There’s truly something for everyone.

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Not an NCTE Member?


Members can access exclusive discount pricing on Conventions, meetings, and materials. Enjoy free member-only events, discounts, unlimited access to content, and lesson plans.

Join our community of the best minds in English, language arts, and writing studies who will support you throughout the many stages of your teaching career.