CATE 2019 Convention

Sponsored by: California Association of Teachers of English

CATE 2019 Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human Rights

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Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human Rights

February 22, 2019 – February 24, 2019

Hyatt Regency SFO

California Writing Project Pre-Convention: February 21, 2019

Convention Registration

Registration for the 2019 Convention will be new this year. CATE is going to a managed all-online registration system. We’re very excited about this and working hard to get it ready. Here are a few details we think will make the registration process easier for everyone:

  • All attendees will register online.
  • Payment options will include credit card or pay by check (includes Purchase Orders).
  • As soon as you complete your registration,  you can download your invoice.
  • There will be a Group registration area so that one person registering multiple teachers can enter appropriate information for each teacher.

The CATE Convention Committee is very excited about this change and looking forward to a streamlined experience for attendees, schools, and districts!

Stay tuned for more details.

For budgeting purposes, registration costs are detailed below:

Packages, Days, and MealsCost
Package A (Thurs-Sun + meals)$605
Package B (Fri-Sun + meals)$500
Fri-Sun registration (NO meals)$240
Thurs + Fri-Sun (NO meals)$365
Thursday registration separately (includes lunch)$175
($125 when added to the 1-day Fri or Sat registrations)
1-day (Friday OR Sat/Sun) registration$180
Fri + Sat Lunches, Sunday Brunch$50 each
Friday + Sat Dinners$65 each
* Package A meals include: Thursday lunch, Friday lunch + dinner, Saturday lunch + dinner, Sunday brunch.
**Package B meals include: Friday lunch + dinner, Saturday lunch + dinner, Sunday brunch.

Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Discounted rate: $169/night (single or double)

2019 Yosemite Conference

Sponsored by: FACET, TUCATE & Central

2019 Yosemite Conference

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Awakening the Silent Learner

April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019

Tenaya Lodge at Fish Camp

Creator – Thinker – Speaker

Reader – Writer – Artist – Activist

Keynote Speaker: Kelly Gallagher



For more information, please contact Fresno Area Council of English Teachers at

Culturally Responsive Gallery Walk at the Getty Center Museum (Los Angeles)

Sponsored by: SCTE

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November 3, 2018 – November 3, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Getty Center Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Write, move, draw, and discuss as we engage in culturally responsive activities to artwork in the Getty’s collection, exploring issues of race, class, gender and more.  Activities will be participatory and readily adaptable for the classroom. Over lunch we will talk with Getty educators to help them learn more about classroom needs. Includes morning coffee, parking, and lunch. Attendees will be emailed prior to the event with meeting directions.  


9:20 Arrive and park
9:30 First tram up to the Getty
9:45 Coffee and introductions 
10:00 Program begins
12:00 Boxed lunches and conversation with Getty educators

Kern Reading/Writing Professional Development Series

Sponsored by: Kern Council

Kern Council

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October 25, 2018 – March 23, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Four Points, 5101 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA

Kern Council, Teachers of English (KCTE) and California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) present a reading/writing professional development series.

Nancy Frey


$75 per session (CATE Members)
$125 per session (Non-Members)


8:30 AM-3:30 PM (Lunch Included)


Pedro Noguera

Sheraton Four Points Ballroom
5101 California Ave


October 25: Nancy Frey

Academic Vocabulary


January 30: Pedro Noguera

Closing the Achievement Gap

Kelly Gallagher


March 23:  Kelly Gallagher

Academic Writing

For more information, please contact Jill Hamilton-Bunch at


Register for CATE 2019 Convention

Online Registration with eventPower

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 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:

Package A • Thursday through Sunday (Pre-Convention and Convention Registration and All Meals) $605

Package B • Friday through Sunday (Convention Registration and All Meals) $500

Thursday Pre-Convention by the California Writing Project (includes lunch) PLUS Friday-Sunday Convention Registration (no meals) $365

Thursday Pre-Convention by the California Writing Project (includes lunch) $ 175

Friday-Sunday Convention Registration (does not include meals) $240

Friday One-Day Convention Pass (does not include meals) $180

Saturday One-Day Convention Pass (includes Sunday) (does not include meals) $180

Student Teachers: Friday-Sunday Convention Registration (does not include meals) $135

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.

Click here to register as an attendee:

Click here to register a group of teachers:

Please contact with any questions regarding your registration.

CATE 2019 Call for Presenters

Would you like to present a session at CATE 2019 Burlingame?

We are now accepting proposals to present a session at CATE’s annual convention. Submit your idea for our theme, “Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human Rights.”

The deadline for proposals is October 20.

Access the Call for Proposals

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  Include “CATE CYRM” in the subject line.

Convention Video

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.

Change of address form

How Do I Know If My Membership Is Current?

CATE Members:

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.

Questions about membership? Contact Joan Williams, Membership Chair.