NCTE, through its Intellectual Freedom Center offers advice, helpful documents, and other support to teachers and schools faced with challenges to texts (e.g. literary works, films and videos, drama productions) or teaching methods used in their classrooms and schools.

2021 NCTE Annual Convention

November 18-21, 2021

The NCTE Virtual Annual Convention is an opportunity to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and fresh inspiration to bring back to classrooms around the country. Learn more about our vision for the 2021 Convention and find information about submitting a proposal.

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Featured Conferences


CCCC Annual Convention

Spokane, Washington • April 7-10, 2021

LLA Literacies for All Summer Institute

Normal, Illinois • July 8-10, 2021

CEL Annual Convention

Denver, Colorado • November 22-24, 2020

Online Events


NCTE Member Gatherings

Web Seminars

NCTE Writes



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National Celebrations


NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit

April 6-7, 2020

National Day on Writing

October 20 (every year)

African American Read-In

February (all month long, every year)