2021 Convention News

Virtual Convention Update

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Roundtable Submissions

Roundtable submissions are now closed. Submissions are in the process of being organized and dispersed to judges. Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed on Monday, December 7, 2020. All accepted roundtable panels must confirm their intent to present no later than Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in order to secure a session slot.

Questions regarding the submission process should be addressed to the 2021 convention staff at englishconvention@niu.edu.

Schedule Preview

We plan on posting a complete convention schedule the first week of February, which will include information about how you can interact and enjoy our line-up of academic and social events. Check out the convention website for a sneak peek at our event lineup running from Thursday, March 27 through Saturday March 29 including roundtable panels, featured speaker presentations from Karen Auvinen and Michael Branch, social events, and regional networking.


Everyone attending the convention, including roundtable moderators and participants, must register for the convention. Convention registration will open on Monday, January 4, 2021.


Sigma Tau Delta’s annual international convention offers a rare opportunity for organizations to promote to upper-level English honor students from across the US and abroad. This year we are hosting our first virtual convention. Preliminary interest indicates this event will reach well beyond the traditional 1,100 person event.

Convention attendees are excited about English, and over the course of the 3 day event present their original works and share their enthusiasm for English language, literature, and writing. Many plan to further their education and are actively seeking graduate and post-graduate opportunities.

Reach your target audience at the convention and beyond!

  • Convention direct email campaigns reach over 18,000 current student members and 1,500 faculty advisors in 900 college and university chapters in the US and abroad.
  • Sigma Tau Delta’s englishconvention.org website receives over 15,000 unique visitors every year; 53% engage the convention site multiple times.

Advertising Options

  • Core Package: Your logo will be added to our convention event site, and your ad will be part of a promotional slide presentation, which will run prior to each session. Cost: $300
  • Core Package + Virtual Convention Site Add-on: Includes everything listed in the core package above, plus reach additional attendees through our virtual convention site with a banner ad. Cost $400

Deadline to sign-up is January 15, 2021.


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