NCTM 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition

NCTM 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Moving Forward—
Kicking off NCTM's
Next 100 Years

Cancellation of St. Louis Meeting

October 9, 2020

The NCTM Board of Directors has decided not to hold the in-person 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis, April 21-24, 2021.  This decision was made with consideration for the health and well-being of attendees and taking into account the uncertainty in the current environment, the demands currently being placed on teachers, and the policy restrictions and health risks associated with large gatherings.

The NCTM Board, volunteers, and staff are working on next steps and we will keep you informed as we determine the direction for an alternative setting that will provide the full range of program content, learning opportunities, and collaboration typical of major NCTM events. 


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

St. Louis Annual Meeting & Exposition Pre-Conference Workshops

St. Louis Annual Meeting & Exposition Conference Strands

Systemic Change
In order to create positive, systemic change, classroom teachers, instructional coaches, mathematics specialists, administrators, and other system level stakeholders must support and challenge one another to grow professionally. Sessions in this strand will explore ways to identify and leverage individual strengths within diverse communities of educators and empower one another to create positive systemic change.

Agency, Identity, and Access
To build student agency and foster student mathematics identity, NCTM advocates empowering each and every student to be an author of mathematics through conceptual understanding. Effective systems and structures must also be in place to ensure access to high-quality mathematics learning opportunities. Sessions in this strand include, but are not limited to, discussing equitable classroom norms and routines; creating spaces where students are socially and emotionally engaged in mathematics; strategies for cultivating inclusive mathematics classrooms.

Professionalism and Advocacy
Who we are as professionals evolve throughout our careers. Along the journey as a teacher, learner, and advocate for mathematics education, we often turn to our colleagues for professional support, and they turn to us. Sessions in this strand will feature opportunities to learn about collaborative learning experiences, mentoring, coaching, social media, and how to become an effective advocate for our profession and our students with all stakeholders as we continue to evolve.

Mathematics Teaching and Learning
NCTM describes mathematics teaching as a complex process that requires teachers to deeply understand mathematics content, know how concepts develop across students’ school experience, and implement instructional practices that support learning for each and every student (NCTM, 2014). Sessions in this strand will support teachers in building mathematical knowledge for teaching and implementing the eight research-based teaching practices outlined in the Teaching and Learning Principle from Principles to Actions.

2021 NCTM Research Conference

When: April 19-21, 2021
In these changing and challenging times, the NCTM Research Committee is working hard to recraft and 2021 Research Conference to better support the individual, community, and collective needs and opportunities of the mathematics education research community.  

Submissions are now being accepted at until October 30, 2020 with the review process to follow immediately after.

Rates and Dates

Individual Registration Coming Soon

Group Registration Coming Soon

Registration for the St. Louis Annual Meeting & Exposition will open November 15, 2020. Please check back soon for additional information.

Early-Bird Registration
by March 26, 2021
Regular Registration
by April 20, 2021
On-site Registration
Begins April 21, 2021
NCTM Member Registration Fees
Membership renewal not included.
Premium NCTM Member Registration
$355  $390 $424
Essential and Intro Member Registration
$405  $445 $485
Emeritus & Life Members
Student Members$203 $223 $243 
Student Members One-Day
Group Registrations
Rates are per registrant, for registering groups of 5 or more. One year of Essential membership included.
Group (5 or more)
Non-member Individual Registrations
One-day Non-Member
Does not include NCTM membership.
Student Non-Member$253$273 $293 
Non-Member Full Registration
Registration with NCTM Membership Purchase
Purchase membership with registration and receive the corresponding discount!
Premium Membership ($149)
+ Full Registration (30% off)
Essential Membership ($94)
+ Full Registration (20% off)
Student Membership ($49)
+ Registration (Free)


Mariott St Louis

Marriott St. Louis Grand

0.5 Mile from the Venue

Housing Information

NCTM has reserved a block of sleeping rooms for conference attendees and exhibitors in and around the America's Center Convention Complex. By booking through the MCI USA Housing Reservation Center by April 11, 2021 you will not only receive reduced room rates, but you will also be helping NCTM keep hotel costs down for all conference attendees.

Housing opening soon

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:

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


America’s Center Convention Complex

Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, the America’s Center Convention Complex is home to four distinct meeting facilities under one roof: Cervantes Convention Center, The Dome at America’s Center, the St. Louis Executive Conference Center, and the Ferrara Theatre. In addition, the convention center features five exhibit halls, a ballroom, and more than 80 meeting rooms.

Exhibit Hall

Explore, test, and purchase resources for your classroom. Meet product specialists, get fresh ideas, and watch demonstrations on how products will help you in your classroom.

Hall Hours:
Thursday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring?

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  • Dress for this event is business casual. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Shuttle buses from official NCTM Annual Meeting hotels will be available. Check back for the shuttle schedule and routes.

  • Due to the size and nature of the NCTM St. Louis 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.

  • 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 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis.

  • Yes. Register a group by using the online group registration button or download the group form when registration opens on September 1, 2020.

  • 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.

  • Letters regarding speaker proposal decisions for the St. Louis Annual Meeting will be sent out August 3, 2020. Chosen speakers will receive an invitation to register along with instructions. If you do not receive a letter, please send a note to

  • Registration opens on September 1, 2020. Registration will 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.

    Individual and group registration forms which can be printed and mailed or faxed in will be available for download when registration opens on September 1, 2020.

    Please note that registration will also be available onsite during the NCTM Annual 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.

  • 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 by April 2, 2021.

  • If you require an interpreter please submit your request before April 2, 2021. 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 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 the America's Center Convention Complex 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 2021 Annual Meeting Justification Toolkit to make the case to your district, supervisor, and colleagues. The toolkit includes the following:

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

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