What is Digipalooza?

Digipalooza is OverDrive’s international user group conference. With a unique blend of education, networking and fun, this is a can’t-miss event for anyone that works with digital media in their library or school!

Welcome to Cleveland!

Conference sessions will be held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and rooms are available at the newly constructed Hilton Cleveland Downtown hotel, conveniently connected to the Convention Center. Make sure to book your room early to take advantage of our discounted room block!

Who should attend?

Whether you are responsible for your library or school collection development, front-line support, electronic resources, marketing, training, or administrative decisions, everyone can benefit from the programming and networking at Digipalooza.

Mark your calendar!

Activities begin Wednesday, August 2, 2017, with registration opening at 3:00 PM and our kickoff event at Punch Bowl Social starting that evening at 6:00 PM. The conference wraps up Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM, leaving you the weekend to stick around and explore Cleveland or head back home.

  • 10 Time-Saving Tricks to Simplify Collection Development
  • Sneak Peek: OverDrive’s Product Roadmap
  • Shape the Future: Let Your Voice Be Heard
  • New Titles Highlights from Leading Publishers: Lunch & Learn
  • The Evolution of Learning: Schools in the Digital Age
  • Create Reading Happiness: New User Acquisition & Retention
  • Hashtags, Trending, & Moments, Oh My: Social Media Marketing
  • Top Support Questions & Troubleshooting Tips
  • Train the Trainer: Engaging Staff & Users
  • You Have OverDrive…Now What?
  • Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Results: Increase Circulation through Smarter Analysis
  • Secrets from the Front Lines: How Successful Libraries and Schools are Changing the Rules
  • Libraries Working Together: Consortium Best Practices
  • Marketplace 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing & Reports
  • Lesson Planning with Digital Content
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Don’t miss our kickoff event at Punch Bowl Social featuring bowling, ping pong, darts, arcade games, & karaoke, as well as food, drinks and your first chance to mingle with fellow attendees.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Join us for a “Throwback Thursday” party at the House of Blues on Cleveland’s bustling East 4th Street. A live band will play hits from the past and today for a fun night of dinner & dancing!

The party at the House of Blues is generously sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.

Free trolleys will shuttle attendees to and from the event. Trolleys will leave from the Ontario Entrance of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown starting at 6:45 PM. Transportation for the evening is generously sponsored by Sourcebooks.

Admission, food, drinks and transportation for the private parties at Punch Bowl Social and House of Blues are included with your $199 registration fee.

Special events are 21+ and restricted to registered Digipalooza attendees only. Please contact digipalooza2017@overdrive.com with questions regarding the availability of guest passes for non-registered attendees.

Networking Opportunities

Networking & refreshment breaks are built into the daily conference schedule and are structured to help encourage connections with fellow attendees, Team OverDrive and our sponsors and exhibitors.

Meals & special events are also a great way to meet new friends and business contacts.

Digipalooza Mobile Conference App ( coming soon )

New this year, we’ll add the chance to network using the Digipalooza mobile conference app. The app not only provides a digital program guide and logistical information but an easy way to message with fellow attendees and reach out via social media.

Highlights from Digipalooza 2015


We’re excited to share that for the first time, Digipalooza will have a mobile app to enhance your conference experience! This is not only an eco-friendly decision but as a digital company, this is a fitting digital step forward.

  • Free to download on your preferred device
  • Digital program guide
  • Instant access to schedule and speaker bios
  • Live polls and surveys from presenters
  • Real-time updates and announcements
  • In-app messaging to connect with fellow attendees
  • Social media integration
  • Ability to take digital notes
  • Export notes to review after the conference

Thank you to our conference partners!