Keynote Speakers


CEL/NCTE Member $180
NCTE Member only $205
Nonmember $255

The CEL Convention immediately follows the NCTE Annual Convention and uses the same registration form. Registration includes access to all sessions, events, breakfast, and lunch.

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2018


Hotel / Travel

Find flight, shuttle, and hotel discounts for your travel to the 2018 CEL Convention. All Convention activities will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Reservation Deadline: October 23, 2018

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Session Strand Topics

  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Professional Development

New session formats this year include Ignite, 30-minute, 60-minute, and Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum (CELF).




Sunday, November 18, 1:30 – 6:45 p.m.
1:30–2:00 p.m. First Timer Welcome Session
2:00–3:30 p.m. Opening Session with Pernille Ripp
3:45–4:45 p.m. Breakout Session One: A–F
5:00–5:30 p.m. Breakout Session Two: A–E
5:45–6:45 p.m. CEL Social
7:00 p.m. Facilitated Dinners

Monday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
8:00–9:45 a.m. Breakfast with Christopher Lehman, Tricia Ebarvia, Carla España
10:00–11:00 a.m. Breakout Session Three: A–F
11:15–12:15 a.m. Breakout Session Four: A–F
12:15–2:00 p.m. Luncheon with LaVonna Roth
2:15–3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Five: A–F
3:30–4:00 p.m. Breakout Session Six: A–E
4:15–5:00 p.m. Breakout Session Seven: A–D
5:10–5:30 p.m. Ignite Sessions

Tuesday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00–8:15 a.m. Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum (CELF)
8:15–9:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions Eight: A–D
9:30–9:45 a.m. Ignite Sessions
9:45–10:45 a.m. Speaker Jon Corippo
10:45 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum (CELF)

Past CEL Conventions


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