The pandemic has made everything in life more complicated. It also halted multiple events and milestones that were scheduled to happen sometime in the spring, summer, and even on this fall season and the coming winter. Eight months of suffering of the covid-19 and it seems like people are adapting well into this new normal. But, when it comes to the postponed events — how do you think do they get by in these trying times?
In the literary world’s end, there are indeed a handful of events that were cancelled and moved. The first few months have been hard for the organizers and attendees because there was still a thread of hope to pursue the fairs. But, states have imposed their regulations to protect the people and holding a gathering of more than 10 individuals is prohibited. Book fairs, expos, and fests definitely cannot push through because there are hundreds of participants expected.
You probably are wondering how the “annual” activities strive during this time. The National Council of Teachers of English is one of the organizations that are known for their yearly literary convention. Worry not, because this year the NCTE Annual Convention will push through and will give the participants and exhibitors with a whole new experience for they will be using the online platform to commemorate the event this time.
Mark your calendars because on November 19 to 22, the NCTE Virtual Annual Convention will take place. Teachers, bibliophiles, speakers, authors, and people who share the love for literature together from all around the world will be able to participate. There will be no hotels to be booked and plane rides to be chased, all you need is a strong internet connection and a gadget. So, be one of the attendees of this promising convention in the comforts of your home.
The NCTE committee is doing their best to provide attendees with the best convention experience that is almost the same like participating physically. In this first ever virtual event, you can find about 400 sessions to partake, inspire, and widen their professional growth. You can also select from broad categories of scheduled, live, and eagerly requested content and get access to the conducted activities and sessions for 2 months after the event.
The registration for the virtual convention is still open. So, if you want to participate then all you have to do is register. For the newbies for this event, the organization is offering a total of $175 when you include an additional membership and sign up with the member rate. Sessions and speakers are already catered by the registration price.
According to the NCTE presidential team on the Important Announcement about the 2020 NCTE Convention posted last 23rd of September, “NCTE stands in steadfast support of teachers, and we know this continues to be an unprecedented time for so many, particularly within our own community. To that end, the NCTE Executive Committee has voted to reduce this year’s Annual Convention registration fee for members to $175 through the early bird deadline of October 31, 2020. We hope this reduction allows more members of our community to attend the Convention in this most challenging of seasons. Registration fees for students and emeritus members ($110 and $140, respectively) remain the same.”
Make use of this wonderful opportunity to fuel your passion for literature and learn some meaningful tips from the wide array of brilliant speakers. Do not miss your chance to attend to the first virtual convention in the history of NCTE and celebrate the beauty of books, talks, and literature in general!