2016 ALAN Workshop Essentials
The 2016 ALAN Workshop in Atlanta is just a few days away. Here's everything you need to know: when to get up for the breakfast on Saturday, where to find the Sunday evening reception, and what time workshop panels and other sessions begin and end. 
  • Workshop sessions on Monday and Tuesday will be held in Rooms B312-B314. 
  • We have sold out! And the room is 1/3 smaller than last year. Plan on arriving as early as possible to expedite check-in. Don't miss a single minute of A. S. King's keynote speech! We will have six check in lines and volunteers to help everyone get their book box AND accompanying book-filled tote bag to their seat. Check in will open at 7:15.
  • If you did not register for the workshop but would like to attend, you can complete this form and get on the waiting list.
  • Due to the smaller room size, signing lines and the exchange table will be located outside the main ballroom. We know this will be disappointing for many people, but we just don't have enough room inside. Attendees may want to think strategically about which books in their boxes are must-sign titles. 
  • NCTE is mailing name badges and tickets for the ALAN Breakfast. Watch for those in your mailbox. 
  • ALAN will have its own booth in the NCTE Exhibit Hall. Stop by booth #117 to catch our author signings and to meet friendly folks ready to tell you all about how great ALAN is.
  • Need help shipping books back home? Here's information for shipping from the Georgia World Congress Center. 
Saturday, November 19
7:00-9:00 AM The ALAN Breakfast in B302-B305 of the Georgia World Congress Center. TICKETS REQUIRED
Highlights: Featured author S.E. Hinton, ALAN Award presentation to Gary Salvner, Hipple Award presentation to Marge Ford.
Sunday, November 20

2:00-4:00 PM Board Meeting in Room B208. Members are welcome to attend. 

5:30-7:00 PM  ALAN Reception in Room A411 of the Georgia World Congress Center for those registered for the ALAN Workshop on Monday and Tuesday. Join your favorite authors at t his unforgettable event sponsored by the publishers. Please RSVP here. Be sure to wear your name badge. There will be a check-in line, and you'll receive two tickets for drinks. If you see a publisher's representative, please let them know how much you appreciate their support of ALAN.  
Monday, November 21

7:15-8:00 AM Registration

8:00-8:10 AM  Jennifer Buehler, 2016 ALAN President

8:10-8:40 AM  A. S. King (Penguin Young Readers Group)

10:05-10:20 AM Break

11:25-11:30 AM Presentation of the Nilsen-Donelson Award for best article in The ALAN Review

11:30 AM-12:25 PM  Breakout sessions

12:25-1:10 PM Lunch on your own

2:40-2:50 PM  Break

2:50-4:30 PM Panels

Tuesday, November 22
8:00-8:05 AM ALAN Membership, Suzanne Metcalfe

8:05-8:15 AM  The ALAN Review and Editors’ Award for Column Excellence

10:10-10:25 AM Break

1:55-2:00 PM The handing over, Jennifer Buehler, 2016 ALAN President, Laura Renzi, 2017 ALAN President.   
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