August 5 – 7, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio
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Digipalooza 2015 is OverDrive’s 5th international user group conference for library and school partners. Digipalooza offers a unique blend of education, networking and fun.  Register now!


Program

The tentative program is provided below but is subject to change. All meals and refreshments listed are included with the cost of registration. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Wednesday, August 5 – Digipalooza Kickoff
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun night of education and networking at OverDrive’s headquarters, Blue Sky Campus. In addition to campus tours, meet up with your account representatives, get a brief orientation of the days to come and much more! Come hungry and try out some local fare with food trucks from some of Cleveland’s favorite spots.

Round-trip transportation for the 20 minute trip between The Westin Cleveland Downtown and Blue Sky Campus will be provided. Limited parking is available for local attendees.

Please check in at the Digipalooza registration table at The Westin to pick up your name badge and conference swag before heading to the kickoff evening at Blue Sky Campus. More details will be shared with attendees closer to the event.

Thursday, August 6
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Calling all early birds! Welcome the day with a relaxing beginner level yoga session or practice at your own pace if you are more advanced. Bring your water bottle and mat (extra yoga mats will be available).
A hearty hot breakfast with an assortment of tea, coffee, juice and fresh fruit smoothies. Breakfast generously sponsored by Tantor Media.
Team OverDrive will review the agenda and events for the conference.
Let’s explore the current landscape of digital media in libraries with industry leaders from ALA, Publishers Weekly, and more.
Grab a selection of fruit, nuts, and energy bars and take a few minutes to mingle with fellow attendees.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Reach out to and convert every member of your community to a digital reading enthusiast. Learn methods to attract the next generation of visitors to your digital collection—and how to keep them coming back for more.
Boxed lunch includes a smoked turkey club sandwich, as well as options for vegetarians and gluten-free attendees.
Content is the core of your digital library, and this session will share new tips and tricks for using OverDrive’s Marketplace to grow your collection, tactics for evaluating circulation, how to effectively manage holds and more. Then hear how leading libraries are using these tools to make data-driven decisions for the fastest-growing “branch” for many libraries.
Librarians discuss must-reads and upcoming new releases, and share ideas for how to design and merchandise a digital collection through Readers’ Advisory initiatives and services.
Enjoy local flavor with pretzels and Great Lakes Brewing beer-cheese dip. Hummus and other assorted dip options also available. Make sure to visit our exhibitors while you are between sessions!
How do you take your digital library to a level it’s never seen before? Learn from real-world examples and case studies of how libraries and schools have engaged more users and increased circulation by making small changes that generated big results. Find out what sparked their success and how you can implement those ideas at your library.
After a jam-packed day of information and ideas, take some time to reflect on what it all means to you and your library. This independent workshop will lay the groundwork for collaborative activities on day two.
If you didn’t get a chance to check out the exhibits earlier in the day, now is the perfect time to visit and chat one on one with our conference partners, sponsors and exhibitors.
Enjoy a night out with your new friends for dinner, dancing and full access to all exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

The Westin is only a short walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, but limited transportation will be provided for those in need. 

Friday, August 7
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Calling all early birds! Welcome the day with a relaxing beginner level yoga session or practice at your own pace if you are more advanced. Bring your water bottle and mat (extra yoga mats will be available).
Continental breakfast with muffins, bagels, fruit and yogurt to get your morning started.
Keynote speaker to be announced soon!
Learn from OverDrive’s product development team about the latest digital library innovations. Experience demonstrations of features and new products and be the first to preview what’s coming next.
Enjoy a coffee break with your new conference friends and a chance to create your own “energy mix” of snacks.
Two heads are better than one. In this interactive breakout session, you will have the opportunity to share your library’s experiences and challenges with others. You’ll work with a small group to formulate short and long-term action plans for writing your own success story.
No one leaves Digipalooza hungry! The Ohio Farmer’s Market “Chef’s Table” lunch features a selection of salads, flatbreads and hot sandwiches and we’ll top it off with a delicious dessert. Lunch generously sponsored by OCLC.
We’re listening! During this informal roundtable discussion, sit down with members of Team OverDrive to share feedback and brainstorm new ways to better serve your community.
Wrapping up the conference, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash looks ahead and takes you into the future with his vision for digital media in libraries and schools.

Conference Venue and Accommodations

Welcome to Cleveland, Ohio! Conference sessions will take place in the newly-renovated Cleveland Convention Center, which is just a short walk from the conference hotel. Reserve your discounted room at The Westin Cleveland Downtown. Discounted room availability is limited and only applicable for The Westin. Other nearby hotels include the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center and ​the DoubleTree ​​by Hilton ​​Cleveland Downtown.

Registration

Registration fee covers all sessions, special events and meals. Hotel and travel costs are not included.

If you are paying by check, please click here to fill out our pay by check form.


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“I came back to my library excited and ready to get my library co-workers excited with the ideas I picked up at the conference.” – Digipalooza Attendee

“This is my favorite conference. I’ve attended twice now, and it is always so well-organized.” – Digipalooza Attendee

“The conference was excellent and informative and l loved Friday night at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame!” – Digipalooza Attendee

“The Town Hall Meeting was a great way to hear the ideas and concerns of others while giving important feedback to OverDrive.” – Digipalooza Attendee

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