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The 2011 NCTE Annual Convention will be held November 17-20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois at Chicago Hilton Hotel and the Palmer House

Sessions will be held at both of these locations. Click here for Housing Information.


Registration Rates

Online Registration is now closed,
but you can still register onsite in Chicago!

Onsite registrations are accepted at the Convention Registration Desk,
Chicago Hilton, Lower Level Exhibit Hall. 

To speed up your registration onsite, fill out a copy of the registration form and bring it with you.

Onsite Registration Rates:

Members            $250
Nonmembers    $325
Students             $105

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.


Additional Registration Information


Is there a registration deadline?
In order to receive your conference materials by mail, your registration must be postmarked by November 1, 2011. You will receive your badge and receipt by mail. If you are unable to register by November 1, please register onsite in Chicago.  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 Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 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 650 interactive sessions on Thursday, November 17–Sunday, November 20, 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 21 and Tuesday, November 22, as well as the CEL Annual Convention (Sunday, November 20–Tuesday, November 22) 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 Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 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. NCTE also provides a quick reference listing of select grant programs available for the language arts. For additional funding information and grant-writing tools and tips, check out the grants area on the NCTE website. Finally, 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?
Convention sessions will be held at the Chicago Hilton Hotel and the Palmer House. Meal functions will be divided between the two hotels. The ALAN workshop and the CEL Annual Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton.

Should I book my room through the NCTE Housing Bureau or should I use another service like
You are welcome to book your room using any service you like. However, transportation will only be available between participating hotels.


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