CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) is a non-profit organization promoting communication, collaboration, and educational knowledge among all responsible for teaching English and the language arts. All California English teachers are encouraged to join.
Welcome to our new online system for registering for our convention. Registration for the CATE 2019 Convention includes access to super sessions, workshops, major speakers, and the exhibit hall. Meal events are extra (or part of package registrations). Attendees who have already registered but wish to add meal tickets can add “guest” meals if needed by accessing their attendee portal.
We hope this will make it easier for you to:
verify your own registration
register as a group
order extra (guest) meals if needed
Register by February 1 for the best rates. After February 1, registrations will still be accepted online as well as onsite at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame at the higher price.
First, if you are a CATE member, you will need your CATE member number and expiration date at the ready. You can find them on the mailing label of any issue of California English or other mailing from CATE. If you cannot locate your member number, you can e-mail our Membership Chair, Joan Williams, at email@example.com. If you are a CATE member, you will get a $50 discount on registration costs.
There are several registration options, including package registrations, registrations without meals, and one-day registrations. Decide which type of registration you want:
($125 when added to the 1-day Fri or Sat registrations)
1-day (Friday OR Sat/Sun) registration
Fri + Sat Lunches, Sunday Brunch
Friday + Sat Dinners
Group Registration: If your school is sending multiple registrants, use this feature. You can set up a “point person” for initiating the group registration (this could be a school finance clerk or a lead teacher). The point person sets up the group payment, then can send a link to the rest of the group to enter their registrations.
CATE 2018-2019 Creative Writing Contest entries are due November 1.
CATE 2019 Professional Writing Contest submissions are due October 15.
CATE Seeks Member Reps to CYRM
CATE is seeking two committed, motivated individuals to join the California Young Reader Medal committee as CATE representatives.
Volunteers should be prepared to read a large quantity of books across many different categories, and should be prepared to travel to three meetings per calendar year. CATE will reimburse airfare or mileage for travel to CYRM meetings.
These individuals will participate in the nomination process and award giving for the CYRM medal recipients for a term of three years.
If interested, contact Annie Gervais, CATE Board member and CYRM Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “CATE CYRM” in the subject line.
Have you ever been to a CATE convention? Here’s a primer – tips and tricks to help you
navigate to and through Registration
listen to the speaker at every meal event
decide which sessions you want to attend and plan your experience
figure out how things roll at the hotel and Convention Center
Watch this video for a great overall introduction to all things Convention!
Update Your Membership Information
Do you need to change your membership address? If you recently moved or changed your name, drop us a line to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. You can also update your current position, school or district, grade levels, etc.
Membership number and expiration date are found above your name on the mailing label of California English. If you haven’t received a copy of California English in the last four months and your address has not changed, chances are your membership has expired.
NCTE membership is NOT the same as CATE membership.