2022 ELATE Summer Conference - NCTE

Friday, July 29 | 10:15–11:15 a.m. ET
The first African American writer to be named Kentucky poet laureate, Frank X Walker is Professor of English and African American and Africana Studies and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he founded pluck!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He has published eleven collections of poetry, including his latest, Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems, and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which was awarded an NAACP Image Award and the Black Caucus American Library Association Honor Award. Walker is also the author of Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, winner of a Lillian Smith Book Award, and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride. He coined the term “Affrilachia” and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets group. A Cave Canem fellow, his honors also include a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.


Black and Latina Feminisms in English Teacher Education
Saturday, July 30 | 9:00–10:00 a.m. ET
In this Real Talk Session we imagine Black and Latina feminist futures in English education. As an intergenerational group of Black and Latina feminist teachers and scholars, we will explore how women of color feminisms can be the homeplace of curriculum and pedagogy in both English teacher education and K–12 classrooms.
Presenters: Ileana Jiménez, Teachers College, Columbia University
Latrise Johnson, University of Alabama
Detra Price-Dennis, Teachers College, Columbia University
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Stephanie Robillard, Stanford University
Tracey Flores, The University of Texas at Austin


Conference Details

Join ELATE for the 2022 Summer Conference in Louisville, KY, July 29–31.

The most recently updated ELATE and NCTE Homecoming program can be accessed below. Look for the ELATE Track designations for specific ELATE Summer Conference sessions. Registrants may attend any session they are interested in regardless of track. This document will be updated weekly, each Wednesday. All sessions will take place in the Kentucky International Convention Center and the adjoining Louisville Marriott Downtown.



Interested in receiving continuing education credit?
ELATE has partnered with the University of San Diego to offer graduate level credit for participation in the 2022 Summer Conference.



Registration is now available for the 2022 ELATE Summer Conference with the following rates:

  • NCTE Member: $235 / $265 after June 30
  • Student: $135 / $165 after June 30
  • Nonmember: $315 / $345 after June 30


Registration for the NCTE Homecoming includes access to three days of programming and celebration July 29-31 in Louisville, Kentucky. During registration, you will be asked to select the track that you are interested in attending, in this case, the ELATE Summer Conference; however, the programming content and experiences will be available to all attendees.

Register on or before June 30 to take advantage of early-bird discounts, and join or renew your membership to qualify for member pricing!

Please reach out to Customer Service at CustomerService@ncte.org for assistance or registration updates. Due to on-site preparations, cancellations cannot be accepted after June 30, 2022.