St. Louis, Missouri - National Council of Teachers of English

This year you’ll experience something new at the large gatherings known as “general sessions” that take place throughout the program. Students from across the country will be engaging with the keynote speakers in presentations and dialogs that speak to the impact of the work we do each day.

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Featured Speakers

Leland Melvin

Engineer, NASA astronaut, and author of his May 2017 memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.

Jacqueline Woodson

Bestselling author of award-winning books for adults, young adults, middle graders, and children.

Gareth Hinds

Creator of critically acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf and King Lear.

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Award-winning poet and writer dedicated to helping others improve their lives through education.

Travel & Hotels

America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis is the venue for NCTE’s 2017 Annual Convention. A number of hotels surround America’s Center; many of them are just steps away from its doors.


Registration for the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention includes access to all General Sessions, concurrent sessions, Special Interest Group meetings, the Now Screening film festival, NCTE Central, and the Exhibit Hall.


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