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

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 Library Journal.

Andrew Richard Albanese, Publishers Weekly
Sari Feldman, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Quinton Lawman, OverDrive
Meridith Schwartz, Library Journal

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.

David Cooksey, San Antonio Public Library
Adriana Edwards-Johnson, Pioneer Library System
Scarlett Fisher-Herreman, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Adam Sockel, OverDrive

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.

Hélène Golden, Southern Ontario Library Service
Kristin Milks, OverDrive
Jeriann Thacker, Phoenix Public Library
Holly Varley, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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.

Maria Cipriano, Toronto Public Library
Rachel Kray, OverDrive
Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Cindy Orr, OverDrive

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? In a series of lightning talks, 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.​

Sandy Bolek, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Debra Dudek, Pinnacle Digital Consortium
Curtis Hartwell, Bartholomew County Library
Ann Jarvis, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Mary Jarvis-Robinson, Novi Public Library
Erin Kurtz, Capital Area District Libraries
Tyler Munn, Bartholomew County Library
Heidi Nagel, Kent District Library
Jennifer Peterson, Menasha Joint School District Libraries

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).

Location: On the green lawn between The Westin Cleveland and Cleveland Convention Center. Weather permitting.

Yoga generously sponsored by Gaiam.

Continental breakfast with muffins, bagels, fruit and yogurt to get your morning started.
Jane Green, New York Times Bestselling Author​
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.

Ryan Fish, OverDrive
Bailey Hotujac, OverDrive
Beau Livengood, OverDrive
Christina Samek, OverDrive
Jeff Sterling, OverDrive
Michelle Walder, OverDrive

Enjoy a coffee break with your new conference friends and a chance to create your own “energy mix” of snacks.
As a library advocate, OverDrive works with publishers to develop an array of access models to deliver more content to more users. Engage in conversation with leading publishers about emerging lending models in the digital library world.
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, Accommodations & Travel Information

Cleveland Convention Center

300 Lakeside Ave East
Cleveland, OH 44114

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An alternate entrance is available near the corner of W Mall Dr and W St Clair Ave using the “Global Center for Health Innovation” entry.

The Westin Cleveland

777 St Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

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The group block at The Westin is near capacity. If you are unable to find a room at The Westin, other nearby hotels include the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center and the DoubleTree by Hilton  Cleveland Downtown.


Welcome to Cleveland!

If you’re coming in from out of town, we look forward to sharing our hometown with you! We encourage you to extend your stay in Cleveland and spend the weekend exploring some of the fun things you can do here in CLE. Check out Destination Cleveland’s website for dining and event ideas and to browse the Official Visitors Guide.

Attention attendees! Driving to Digipalooza? Download our area parking map PDF.

Check back soon for our informative attendee checklist for tips about how to get here, what to pack and more.

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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