ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE, is an extension of National Council of Teachers of English. At ALAN, attendees receive around 40 YA books. The attendees get a box of books, which they then unpack and sort into piles: want to get signed, want to keep, and want to trade. While attendees sort through their books and update their GoodReads profiles, author panels speak on their books and issues covered in YALit. The authors then sign books and meet the people who love them enough to bring their works into their classrooms.