NCTM Centennial Meeting and Exposition

100 Years

Looking Back and Moving Forward

April 1-4, 2020
McCormick Place

About The Event

NCTM turns 100 in 2020. Join thousands of math education professionals in Chicago as we celebrate at the Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition. In addition to compelling sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable content, there will be special events and surprises to mark the occasion.

Whether you're a PK to Grade 12 classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math teacher educator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, you will want to join us in Chicago as NCTM starts its second century. Something like this only happens every 100 years!


McCormick Place
Lakeside Center
2301 S King Drive                  
Chicago, IL


Wednesday to Saturday
April 1-4, 2020


Rates and Dates 


Day-by-Day Schedule for the Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition will be available soon. Please check back for updates.

Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition Conference Strands
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Implement the Effective Teaching Practices
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Experience the Depth and Excitement of Mathematics
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Look Back and Move Forward: A Centennial View
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Create Positive Change
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Build Student Agency, Foster Student Identity,
and Promote Social Change

Join us for the Research Symposium- A One-Day event that includes presentations, round table sessions, and more!

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Rates and Dates


Early-Bird Registration
Register through:
March 6, 2020

Regular Registration
Register through:
March 31, 2020

On-site Registration
April 1, 2020

Discounted NCTM Member Registration Rates
Essential and Intro
$405 $445 $485
$355 $390 $424
Emeritus & Life Members $275 $295 $315
Student Member $203 $223 $243
Student Member One-Day $172 $189 $206
Non-member Registration Rates
Non-member Full Registration  
$507 $557 $606
One Day Non-Student
$374 $394 $414
Student Non-Member  
$253 $273 $293
Non-teaching Guest $275 $295 $315
Group Registration Rates
Register a group of five or more and receive a 15% discount off the individual nonmember rate. Rates are per registrant, for registering groups of 5 or more.
Group $430 $475 $515

Paying with a purchase order?

Individuals paying with a purchase order can register online and upload the purchase order form to expedite the process. Purchase order can also be mailed to NCTM Conference Registration, P.O. Box 844277, Dallas, TX 75284-4277 or faxed to 1 (888) 289-9844 (toll-free) / 1 (514) 289-9844 (international).



Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

0.4 Mile from the Venue

2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL

Connected to McCormick Place in the South Loop neighborhood, the Hyatt Regency redefines the convention center hotel experience. A modern place to meet and retreat near Michigan Avenue, the Hyatt Regency features dramatic views of the city’s skyline and an exciting culinary scene with bold restaurants and bars that celebrate Chicago.


Marriott Marquis Chicago

0.4 Mile from the Venue

2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL

Moments from many of the city's most celebrated destinations and connected to McCormick Place, this new hotel features ultra-modern, spacious hotel rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an impressive array of dining options (including a vibrant food hall), and mesmerizing views of the iconic Chicago cityscape.


Click here for Attendee Housing

Click here for Exhibitor Housing


Travel Arrangements

Association Travel Concepts (ATC) can help you find the lowest airfare and car rental rates for getting to the NCTM meeting. ATC offers online booking 24/7, and its website offers helpful travel tools to get you where you need to go.

ATC representatives are available to assist you Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. eastern time. For reservations or more information, contact ATC:

Online: ATC Travel Management
Phone: 800-458-9383 Fax: 858-362-3153
Note: Some restrictions and a service fee may apply.

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McCormick Place

Located on Chicago’s lakefront just minutes from downtown, McCormick Place is one of the premier convention centers in North America. In addition to its expansive, state-of-the-art conference and exhibition space, McCormick Place’s world-class facilities include retail shops, cafes, restaurants, and other visitor amenities. Attracting close to 3 million visitors each year, McCormick Place is committed to creating a great experience for every person, every time.

Exhibit Hall

Make time to visit the Exhibit Hall. The hours allow ample opportunity to explore, test, and purchase resources for your classroom. You’ll also be able to meet product specialists, get fresh ideas, and watch demonstrations on how products will help you in your classroom.  

Hall Hours:
Thursday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time:
Thursday, April 2, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Floorplan: Exhibit Hall Floorplan  

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring?

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  • April 1-4, 2020, in Chicago.

  • The NCTM Centennial Meeting & Exposition will be held at:

    McCormick Place
    Lakeside Center
    2301 S. Lakeshore Drive
  • Dress for this event is business casual. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Due to the size and nature of the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition, this event is not an appropriate setting for children under 16 years of age. Children under age 16 will not be permitted in the Exhibit Hall during show hours. Exceptions to this rule will be made for nursing mothers and their infants. Children 16 years and over will need to register as nonteaching guests. To register a nonteaching guest, please visit the Registration desk. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • The Research Symposium honors a range of milestones in 2020 for the mathematics education research community, including 50 years by the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and 70 years for the National Science Foundation. This one-day NCTM event on April 1, 2020 will include:

    Presentations to recognize and inspire the community, engage in and support collaboration, and cultivate opportunities for greater impact;

    Roundtable paper sessions to share your ideas, learn from others, and create something new, and; Celebration as the mathematics education research community is a significant part of NCTM and of our celebration of 100 years.

    Registration for this event is separate from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition and can be added as an optional event via the online registration form.

  • In the program book, which you will receive onsite, there is a certificate of attendance that may be used to demonstrate attendance at the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition.

  • Yes. Please register a group of five or more by using the online group registration button at the top of this page or download the group registration form available below.

    Group Registration Form

  • Yes. NCTM offers groups of five or more a significant discount. Each group registration must include a primary contact and separate email addresses for each attendee. Groups paying for their conference registration with a purchase order can register online and upload the purchase order form to expedite the process.

    Group Registration Form

  • Letters regarding speaker proposal decisions for the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting will be sent on October 1, 2019. Chosen speakers will receive an invitation to register along with instructions. If you do not receive a letter, please send a note to

  • Registration is available by mail, fax, or email. NCTM accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks, money orders, and purchase orders. All payments must be submitted in U.S. dollars and drawn on U.S. bank accounts, money orders, or credit cards. Credit card payments will be subject to the appropriate exchange rate.

    NCTM accepts approved and signed purchase orders—please submit a scanned/electronic copy with your online or emailed registration, or mail/fax a copy with your registration form.

    Please print and complete the appropriate form:

    Individual Registration Form

    Group Registration Form

    Send the completed form to NCTM Conference Registration via:

    Mail NCTM Conference Registration
    P.O. Box 844277
    Dallas, TX 75284-4277

    Please note that registration will also be available onsite at McCormick Place during the NCTM Centennial Meeting & Exposition.

    If you have questions, please call (800) 561-6691 or (514) 228-3172 (international), Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. ET.

    Please access the secure upload site for any documents containing credit card or other confidential information.

  • Individuals paying with a purchase order can register online and upload the purchase order form to expedite the process. Purchase order can also be mailed to NCTM Conference Registration, P.O. Box 844277, Dallas, TX 75284-4277 or faxed to 1 (888) 289-9844 (toll-free) / 1 (514) 289-9844 (international).

  • Members need to supply their member number to receive their discount. If you do not know your member number or would like to renew your membership, please log on to NCTM. You can also contact NCTM Customer Care at (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840 Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, or email

  • Student members are automatically offered the student member discount when registering online.

  • NCTM is committed to ensuring that our events are fully accessible to all persons. For any ADA requirements, please contact NCTM Conference Services at 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, or email We must receive ADA requests before March 31, 2020.

  • If you require an interpreter please submit your request before March 31, 2020. After this date, NCTM cannot guarantee requests for interpreters can be fulfilled; however, we will make every effort to accommodate requests. Please note: On-site requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed without advance notice. Send your requests to

  • If you are blind or visually impaired and require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate the Centennial Annual Meeting, NCTM will register your aide as a complimentary guest (if the aide is not a teacher).

  • A first aid station will be located at McCormick Place and will be staffed during conference hours. Medical technicians will be available to assist with minor medical problems. However, if you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

  • Due to the large size of this event, distances between sessions can be considerable. If you can get along without a wheelchair but feel that you may need one to navigate the distances at the conference, electric scooters can be rented from

  • Making the case for support of travel, funding, and time off—especially in times of tight budgets and reduced staff—to attend any conference requires a solid understanding of the potential benefits of attending. Download the 2020 Centennial Annual Meeting Justification Toolkit to make the case to your district, supervisor, and colleagues.

    Download Justification Toolkit

    The Justification tookit includes conference benefits, expense worksheet, registration rates, testimonials, and justification letter.

Contact Us


1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA, USA 20191

Phone Number

+1 (800) 235-7566