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Get energized and (re)invigorated during the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention!

At the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention will you find everything you need to transform your teaching and to respond to the political, economic, technological, and cultural forces without compromising our commitments to students and our values as educators. More than 700 innovative learning sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops will (re)invigorate your teaching and (re)energize you to tackle the unique challenges in your classroom.

2013 Keynote Speakers

Thursday Evening General Session • Tony Danza

Friday Morning General Session •
First Wave

Elementary Section Get-Together
• Jarrett Krososczka
Books for Children Luncheon • Steve Jenkins
Middle Section Get-Together • Neal Shusterman
Middle Level Luncheon • Rita Williams-Garcia
Secondary Section Get-Together • Teri Lesesne
Secondary Level Luncheon • Ishmael Beah
High School Matters • Carol Jago and Kelly Gallagher
College Celebration • Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt
College Level Luncheon • Steven Pinker
CEE Luncheon • Laurie Halse Anderson
CEL Luncheon • Robert Pinsky
CLA Breakfast • Nic Bishop and Sy Montgomery
ALAN Breakfast • Walter Dean Myers
Affiliates Breakfast • Kathy Short

Sunday General Session • Sandy Hayes

Online Program and Convention Scheduler

The Online Program is now available! Get a sneak peek at the more than 700 sessions and events that will be presented at the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention. Check back often as new sessions and events are being added and changes to scheduled session dates, times, and locations are still being made.

In addition to the Online Program, you can now schedule your personal NCTE Annual Convention with the Convention Planner. Add sessions you plan to visit, meetings you need to attend, and schedule your free time.

Register Now and Save!

Take advantage of early registration rates and save nearly 10% on fees for the 2013 meeting.

Reserve Your Hotel

Hotel rooms are filling up quickly! Stay close to the action in one of these great convention hotels.

Discounted Airfare

NCTE partnered with American Airlines to provide attendees a 5% discount for travel to the 2013 Annual Convention in Boston. Valid travel dates for the discount are November 18-29, 2013. Access American’s fares and apply this discount by visiting and entering promotion code 38N3AI in the Promotion Code box. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code. Reservations also may be made by calling 1-800-433-1790, but there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by

Stay up-to-date with NCTE news and Convention updates on the Connected Community Facebook, and Twitter (follow @NCTE and #NCTE13).

"NCTE's Annual Convention is the time when we connect in person with all those people we learn with [online] throughout the year. We meet old friends for the first time and we make new friends whom we immediately follow on Twitter. It is a time to connect and reconnect, a time to refocus our conversations."

--Franki Sibberson,
NCTE member and
Annual Convention attendee for 20+ years


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