Registration is Open for Fall Conference, 2024!

Fall Conference

Conference 2024: Our theme for the 2024 Fall Conference is Cultivating Humanity: Refining our Literary Traditions to Forge a Better Future, October 25 & 26, 2024. 

Conference 2023: A big thank you to our Conference Planner (and now First Vice President) Kim Kotty—and to all IATE, all presenters, and participants—for a successful 2023 Fall Conference, October 20-21, at Millikin University!

Please stay active and involved in IATE. Write to with questions or comments about our conferences or organization.

Call for Manuscripts

IATE Member Mary Christel is co-editing the English Journal’s Teaching Shakespeare column with Kevin Long (Harper College). They are seeking classroom-ready contributions of 1,200-1,400 words for publication in EJ‘s 2023 & 2024 issues with the following deadlines: April 1, June 1, August 1, and October 1. Click here for the call for manuscripts for submission details or contact Mary directly at to receive a copy of the call, to express your interest in contributing or to ask any questions.


IATE’s Mission

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), IATE serves professional teachers of English at all levels, elementary through college, throughout the state of Illinois.  We offer a variety of activities and publications, most notably our annual fall conference. IATE members also participate in regional activities throughout the year and serve on standing committees that promote the interests of IATE and its 1200 members.

Arranged by districts across the state, IATE provides a lively network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development—as well as enduring friendships.

The mission of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English is to improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those who are concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.

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