CEL Annual Convention - National Council of Teachers of English

Convention Details

Join CEL for the 2024 Annual Convention in Boston, MA, November 24–26, 2024. Details will be added throughout the coming year as they become available.

Read the call for proposals.

Housing and Travel

Price. Convenience. Access. We’ve carefully selected hotels that are within walking distance of the Convention facility, easily accessible by public transportation from the airport and Amtrak station, and offering you highly negotiated rates spanning $175 to $259 per night. Our rates are contractually guaranteed to be the lowest available rate at each hotel. Housing will open in late July.

Past CEL Conventions


2023 CEL Annual Convention
Literacy Communities as Sites of Reckoning and Repair
November 19–21, 2023
Columbus, Ohio

2022 CEL Annual Convention
Leading Literacy Coalitions: From Classrooms to Communities
November 20–22, 2022
Anaheim, California

2021 CEL Annual Convention
Leading with Balance: Achieving Harmony with an Ever-Changing World
November 21–22, 2021
Virtual Convention

2020 CEL Annual Convention
Dynamic Leadership: Inspiring Literacy Leaders to Imagine, Innovate, and Invent
November 22–23, 2020
Virtual Convention

2019 CEL Annual Convention
Creating Opportunities: Leadership to Ignite Movements and Momentum
November 22-24, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland

2018 CEL Annual Convention
CELebrating the Vision, Voice, and Momentum of Leadership
November 18-20, 2018
Houston, Texas

2017 CEL Annual Convention
Literacy Leadership for Access and Opportunity
November 19-20, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

2016 CEL Annual Convention
Innovative Leadership
November 20-22, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

2015 CEL Annual Convention
A Leader’s Legacy
November 22-24, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014 CEL Annual Convention
Leading in a Collaborative World
November 23-25, 2014
Washington, DC

2013 CEL Annual Convention
Transformative Literacy Leadership and Learning
November 24-26, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

2012 CEL Annual Convention
Writing as Leadership: Fostering a Culture of Writing and Reflective Practice
November 18-20, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

2011 CEL Annual Convention
Leadership Matters
November 22-24, 2011
Chicago, Illinois