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2015 Annual Convention

College Annual Convention Events

R. Joseph RodriguezWe welcome you to join us and share your expertise and creativity among colleagues. 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. Some of our formal and informal sessions include topics such as democratic and digital literacies, disciplinary and STEM literacies, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, and composition and language studies.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

R. Joseph Rodríguez
College Section Chair 

Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience!

Tweet your 2015 Convention participation at #NCTE15.

Thursday, 11/19

Chelsea ClintonWorkshops: Noon-4:00 p.m. (additional registration required) 

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


Friday, 11/20

First-Timers Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Alison-Bechdel-photo-Elena-SeibertAt this breakfast you will learn ways to maximize your convention experience while gaining quick tips and strategies that will expand your knowledge of NCTE and your professional network.

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

Valerie StraussConference on English Education Luncheon: 12:30-2:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Conference on English Education (CEE), this luncheon features education writer Valerie Strauss.

Linda Adler-KassnerCollege Celebration and Reception: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Featuring CCCC Assistant Chair Linda Adler-Kassner and the presentation of the Richard Ohmann Award.


Saturday, 11/21

Frank X Walker

Dave EggersCollege/CCCC Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
featuring poet Frank X Walker

Saturday General Session: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
featuring Dave Eggers


Sunday, 11/22

Susan HouserAffiliate Roundtable Breakfast: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (tickets required)
Featuring NCTE Vice President Susan Houser.

Kathy ShortSunday General Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Come listen to NCTE President Kathy Short as she gives her presidential address.

Stephen DunnConference on English Leadership Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (tickets required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) featuring author Stephen Dunn.


Conference on English LeadershipConference on English Leadership Convention: Workshop W.12 (additional registration required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this workshop begins on Sunday afternoon, November 22 and runs through Tuesday, November 24. Join keynote speakers Carol Jago, Jeff Wilhelm, Penny Kittle, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Sara K. Ahmed as they reflect on "A Leader's Legacy."  View the Conference Program.

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