April 3-6, 2019

San Diego Convention Center | Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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Join thousands of your mathematics education peers at the premier math education event of the year! Network and exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new learning practices that will drive student success.

The 2019 NCTM Annual Conference will bring experiences, networking, education and inspirtation together to foster personal and career growth.


Why attend?

The conference begins Wednesday, April 3 with the Annual Meeting Opening Session followed by the MET Celebration in SoCal (tickets required). Enjoy three exciting days of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers.

The latest teaching trends and topics will include:

  • Assessment: Eliciting and Using Student Thinking
  • Building on Students’ Strengths: Practices That Challenge, Engage, and Empower
  • Professionalism & Advocacy
  • Beyond the Classroom Walls: Empowerment, Access, and Equity
  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Meeting the Needs of Each and Every Student
  • Building Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
  • Enhancing Mathematical Thinking through Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • For the Love and Joy of Mathematics

Annual Meeting Focus Areas

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Annual Meeting Focus Areas

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Gloria Ladson- BillingsDr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
Department of Educational Leadership Policy Studies

Opening Keynote
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ladson-Billings was the 2005-2006 President of the American Educational Research Association and is the current president of the National Academy of Education. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students.

She also examines critical race theory applications in education. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and holds 5 honorary degrees from institutions in the US and Europe.

Talithia Williams
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Closing Keynote
Saturday, April 6, 2019 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Talithia Williams, Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College Renowned for her popular TED Talk, "Own Your Body's Data", Dr. Talithia Williams takes sophisticated numerical concepts and makes them understandable to a wide audience.

She demystifies the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways, using statistics as a way of seeing the world in a new light and transforming our future through the bold new possibilities inherent in the STEM fields.

Jose WilsonJosé Vilson
New York Department of Education/ EduColor

Iris M. Carl Equity Address
Friday, April 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY.

He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, and has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including The New York Times, Education Week, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, Edutopia, GOOD, and El Diario / La Prensa, NY. He is the founder of EduColor, a Math for America master teacher and a National Board Certified teacher.

What our previous NCTM attendess are saying!

Hear what makes the NCTM annual meeting a must-attend event year-after-year from fellow attendees and your colleagues in the classroom, then make your plans to join us in 2019!

If you're thinking about going to the annual meeting next year, definitely go. You'll be able to talk with your peers, people who have knowledge about mathematics, research, research knowledge, practitioner knowledge…You'll be able to find what you're looking for.

Tonia Land | Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Technology Education, Drake University

It's so awesome and great to be around so many like-minded people who want to do well for their students and we're all teaching the same content and we all have the same goals in mind.

D'Anya Brezzell | 12th Grade, Takoma Academy, Takoma Park, MD

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