Advance Registration Has Now Closed
Please register onsite at the Convention Registration Desk located in the Exhibit Hall, Marquee Ballroom.
Registration Desk Hours:
Thursday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
For faster registration onsite, print out the PDF registration form and bring it to the Registration Desk.
Onsite Registration Rates
W.16 CEL Convention: $165 NCTE/CEL Member / $190 NCTE Member Only / $240 Nonmember
- ALAN Breakfast: $42
- Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast: $35
- Children's Literature Assembly Breakfast: $42
- All other luncheons are $55
Is there a registration deadline?
In order to receive your conference materials by mail, your registration must be postmarked by November 1, 2012. You will receive your badge and receipt by mail. If you are unable to register by November 1, please register onsite in Las Vegas. All participants from outside the United States must pick up their materials onsite.
Can I cancel my registration?
Requests for refunds must be made before Thursday, November 1, 2012, and must be accompanied by a registration receipt. The amount of the refund will be reduced by a processing fee of $25. However, because the Council must pay for meals in advance, meal tickets are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after November 1.
What does registration include?
Registration for Convention includes over 600 interactive sessions on Thursday, November 15–Sunday, November 18, as well as access to numerous free social events that you will find throughout the program.
Are meal functions included in registration?
No, all meal functions (breakfasts and luncheons) require a ticket and additional fee. Please see the registration form for details on these events. Because the Council must pay for meals in advance, meal tickets are non-refundable.
Are full-day workshops included in registration?
No, workshops on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, as well as the CEL Annual Convention (Sunday, November 18–Tuesday, November 20) require an additional fee. You don’t have to register for the main Convention to attend a workshop. So, you can sign up for a workshop even if you can’t attend the entire Convention. Requests for refunds on workshops must be made before Thursday, November 1, 2012, and must be accompanied by a registration receipt. The amount of the refund will be reduced by a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued after November 1.
Can I find funding to attend?
There are many ways to offset the costs of attending the NCTE Annual Convention. To find out what sources of support may be available to you, we encourage you to contact your principal, department chair, dean, district supervisor, or curriculum coordinator. Most states offer a humanities grant program; however, the purposes for which the funds can be used vary widely. Consult your state Humanities Council’s requirements.
Are expenses tax deductible?
According to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307, expenses for Continuing Education taken to improve professional skills are tax-deductible (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging).
Where will the Convention take Place?
All Convention activities will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel Convention Center.