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2016 WLU Summer Institute

Registration Resources

2016 Registration Rates

Advance Registration Has Now Closed

Even though advance registration has closed, you can still attend by registering onsite in St. Louis.
The Registration Desk will be located in the lobby of the Clayton Plaza Hotel.

For faster onsite registration, please bring a completed copy of the
Registration Form


WLU Member:               $225
NCTE Member Only:    $250
Nonmember:                 $300
Student Member:         $100
(see instructions for students below)

Classroom Teacher:
$45 off registration fees
(see instructions for classroom teachers below)


Preconference Workshop:  $65.00

Friday Luncheon:  $35.00


All Summer Institute activities will take place at the

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone Reservations
1-844-615-5557 (group code is TEQ)

$119 single/double plus tax

NOTE: Some dates at the Clayton Plaza Hotel are currently sold out. If you would like to book lodging, please look at other hotels in the area and browse discount travel websites.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration deadline?
Registration deadline is July 7, 2016. Registrations received after this date may be returned without processing. In this instance registration will need to take place on-site in St. Louis. Note: All participants from outside the United States must pick up their materials on-site.

Can I cancel my registration?
Refund requests must be made before June 27, 2016.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged on all refunds. However, because WLU must pay for meals in advance, meal tickets are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after June 27.

What does registration include?
Registration for the Summer Institute includes over 50 interactive sessions on Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16, as well as access to numerous free special events that you will find throughout the program.

Are meal functions included in registration?
No, all meal functions (luncheon) require a ticket and additional fee. Please see the registration form for details on this event. Because WLU must pay for meals in advance, meal tickets are non-refundable.

Is the preconference workshop included in registration?
No, the preconference workshop on Thursday requires an additional fee. Requests for refunds on the preconference must be made before June 27, 2016, 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 June 27.

Is membership to WLU included in registration?
If you register for the Summer Institute as a nonmember and pay the nonmember registration rate you will automatically be given a 1-year membership to WLU/NCTE. We will send you details on your membership after the Institute. Does not, however, apply to student registration.

What is needed for student registration?
Student registration is offered to those who are student members of NCTE and full-time graduate and undergraduate students. Students must register using the Registration Form or by calling NCTE Customer Service at 800-369-6283 ext. 3001.  A Student Status Verification Form will also need to be completed as a requirement for proof of student status and be mailed with your registration form or presented onsite at the registration desk.

What is needed for classroom teacher registration?
WLU is offering a special discount of $45 off registration fees for those who are currently classroom teachers. Use code "Classroom2016" during online registration checkout or check the box on the registration form to receive the discount. Discount is not available on student registrations.

Are accessibility accommodations available?
The deadline for accessibility accommodation requests is June 20, 2016. Our logistics team will be in contact with you prior to the Institute for more information and to make special arrangements as needed. You may also contact NCTE directly at 800-369-6283 or


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