Annual Convention: November 16-19, 2023     


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9:30—10:45 a.m. ET—A Sessions
11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—B Sessions
11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. ET—Workshops
1:00—2:15 p.m. ET—C Sessions
2:30—3:45 p.m. ET—D Sessions
4:00—5:15 p.m. ET—Opening General Session
5:30—7:00 p.m. ET—Section Get-Togethers 

FRIDAY 11/17 

7:15—8:00 a.m. ET—First-Timers’ Welcome Breakfast
8:15—9:15 a.m. ET—Friday General Session: Jacqueline Woodson
9:30—10:45 a.m. ET—E Sessions
10:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m. ET—Exhibits Open
11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—F Sessions
11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. ET—ELATE Luncheon: Antero Garcia & Nicole Mirra
11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. ET—Middle Level Luncheon: Dashka Slater
12:30—1:45 p.m. ET—G Sessions
2:00—3:15 p.m. ET—H Sessions
3:30—4:45 p.m. ET—I Sessions
5:00—6:30 p.m. ET—Annual Business Meeting
6:30—8:00 p.m. ET—NCTE Story Experience: Angus Fletcher
7:30—9:00 p.m. ET—Cultural Celebration 


7:00—9:15 a.m. ET—ALAN Breakfast: Tiffany D. Jackson
7:30—8:45 a.m. ET—Awards Session
8:15—9:30 a.m. ET—J Sessions
9:45—10:45 a.m. ET—Saturday General Session: Tom Hanks
11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. ET—Exhibits Open

11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET—K Sessions
12:30—2:30 p.m. ET—Secondary Section Luncheon: Renée Watson
12:30—2:30 p.m. ET—Children’s Book Awards Luncheon: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Georgia Heard, Dayna Lorentz
1:15—2:30 p.m. ET—L Sessions
2:45—4:00 p.m. ET—M Sessions
4:15—5:30 p.m. ET—N Sessions
5:45—7:00 p.m. ET—Special Interest Group Sessions 

SUNDAY 11/19 

7:00—8:45 a.m. ET—Children’s Literature Assembly Breakfast: Traci Sorell
7:00—8:45 a.m. ET—Affiliate Breakfast
8:00—11:30 a.m. ET—Exhibits Open

9:00—10:15 a.m. ET—O Sessions
10:30—11:45 a.m. ET—P Sessions
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. ET—National Writing Project Brunch
12:00—1:15 p.m. ET—Closing General Session: Angie Thomas
1:30—5:30 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention
2:00—6:00 p.m. ET—Workshops

MONDAY 11/20 

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention 

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. ET—ALAN Workshop 

TUESDAY 11/21 

8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. ET—CEL Annual Convention 

8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. ET—ALAN Workshop 

* Hours are subject to change; more information will be added as the schedule is finalized. 








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