2019 NCTE Affiliate Leadership Meeting


As you know, NCTE has a long-standing history with state affiliate organizations. The Affiliate Leadership Meeting will focus on content representing specific areas of opportunity and concern for affiliates. You will hear from affiliate leaders from across the continent, NCTE staff, special guests, as well as NCTE elected leaders. As a community of educators, leaders, and learners, we’ll focus on growing together.

NCTE has committed to another leadership meeting this July, and all affiliates are invited to join us. Please mark your calendars for July 12-14, 2019.

Attendance at this meeting is an investment you can make in your affiliate’s future! The work we’ll do in Washington, DC, will set the stage for your leaders and your affiliate’s growth and effectiveness going forward.

Registration Information

Meeting Registration
(Due May 29)
Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact affsec@ncte.org.

Hotel Registration
(Due May 29)
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
$179 per night (plus taxes and fees) for additional nights after the meeting should you want to plan for additional time in the nation’s capitol next summer.

If you are one of the following, you’ll need to pay a $185 registration fee to attend:

  • Third, fourth, fifth, or sixth representatives from an affiliate
  • Policy analysts
  • NCTE members with other roles in the Council
  • Any NCTE member who would like to attend

NCTE will partially cover the cost of two representatives from your affiliate to attend per the meeting-attendee policy. If you want to send more than two representatives, there will be a registration fee plus travel and lodging costs. It’s time to begin thinking about who from your affiliate should attend! NCTE and the participating affiliates share the cost of the meeting as outlined in the Affiliate Leadership Meeting Reimbursement Policy. Our ongoing conversations with many affiliates have led to this moment and greatly influence our planning.


Featured Speakers




Friday night dinner speaker, Matt Mendez. Like his characters, Matt Mendez grew up in central El Paso, Texas. He is the author of Barely Missing Everything, his YA debut novel, and the short story collection Twitching Heart. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tucson, Arizona. You can visit him at MattMendez.com. After dinner, we will hold a book signing.






Saturday morning speaker, Rick Whalen, CEO of Marketing General. Rick brings 40 years of membership development experience. He will present on the Annual Membership Benchmarking Report and additional member development topics of high interest to affiliates large and small.







Saturday morning speaker, Carol Jago, associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and editor of California English, the California Association of Teachers of English journal. Jago will speak from a national perspective on supporting teachers and literacy as well as share leading practices on the California affiliate’s journal.