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2014 Annual Convention

College Annual Convention Events

R. Joseph RodriguezWe welcome you to our Annual Convention in Washington, DC, Novmber 20-23, 2014. The convention theme, "Story as the Landscape of Knowing," is a reminder that the distance between us is just a story waiting to be told about our interconnected lives. Our College Section will feature teaching, learning, and research led by community college and university professors, as well as their students, to advance English studies and higher learning.

We welcome you to join us as we learn from our stories and share our expertise among colleagues. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience!


Thursday, 11/21

Elementary Section Get-together: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Thursday General Session: 6:30-8:00 p.m.



Friday, 11/22

Friday General Session:  8:00-9:15 a.m. 

College Forum Celebration and Reception: 7:00-9:00 p.m. with speaker Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt.  We will also honor the winners of the Richard Ohmann Award for an Outstanding Article in College English.


Saturday, 11/23

College/CCCC Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 p.m. to hear featured speaker Steven Pinker.  




Sunday, 11/24

Sunday General Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Come listen to NCTE President, Ernest Morrell, as he gives his presidential address, and join us in celebrating the winners of these NCTE Awards:

Naomi Shihab Nye
Conference on English Leadership Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (tickets required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this luncheon features Naomi Shihab Nye.


Conference on English LeadershipConference on English Leadership Convention: Workshop W.12 (registration required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this workshop begins on Sunday afternoon, November 23 and runs through Tuesday, November 25. The theme this year is "Leading in a Collaborative World."



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