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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!
Education & best practices from leading librarians
Learn how to maximize the value and circulation of eBooks, digital audiobooks and other media through best practices from experienced library and school staff, demonstrations of the latest innovations with devices and mobile applications, as well as tips and tools for increasing awareness and addressing today’s trends. Click here to find out why you can’t miss Digipalooza.
Networking with OverDrive partner libraries and publishers
Connect with hundreds of librarians, leading publishers and the OverDrive team at valuable sessions, networking breaks, meals and special events that encourage the sharing of ideas and experiences about eBooks and other digital media.
Fun events and activities
After fast-paced, content-packed days of informative sessions and networking activities, attendees are invited to explore Cleveland’s entertainment scene. Registration covers admittance to two evening events – a kickoff event at OverDrive’s Blue Sky Campus and a huge party at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum!
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
Andrew Richard Albanese, Publishers Weekly
Sari Feldman, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Quinton Lawman, OverDrive
Meridith Schwartz, Library Journal
David Cooksey, San Antonio Public Library
Adriana Edwards-Johnson, Pioneer Library System
Scarlett Fisher-Herreman, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Adam Sockel, OverDrive
Hélène Golden, Southern Ontario Library Service
Kristin Milks, OverDrive
Jeriann Thacker, Phoenix Public Library
Holly Varley, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Maria Cipriano, Toronto Public Library
Rachel Kray, OverDrive
Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Cindy Orr, OverDrive
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
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
Location: On the green lawn between The Westin Cleveland and Cleveland Convention Center. Weather permitting.
Yoga generously sponsored by Gaiam.
Ryan Fish, OverDrive
Bailey Hotujac, OverDrive
Beau Livengood, OverDrive
Christina Samek, OverDrive
Jeff Sterling, OverDrive
Michelle Walder, OverDrive
Conference Venue, Accommodations & Travel Information
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave East
Cleveland, OH 44114
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
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 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.
“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