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This program is tentative and subject to change. If you are looking for our library program, please click here.

You can explore the schedule below by clicking to view session descriptions below.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Registration

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by during this time to check-in and pick up your name badge and conference materials. Located at the Hilton Cleveland Hotel.

Digipalooza Kickoff Social at Punch Bowl Social

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a night of mingling with fellow attendees at Punch Bowl Social. Don’t miss the brand-new and reimagined Digital Bookmobile parked outside! Inside, enjoy arcade games, bowling, darts, karaoke & more, along with food and drinks in Cleveland’s hip Flats neighborhood, overlooking the Cuyahoga River.

Free trolleys will shuttle attendees to and from the event. Trolleys will leave from the Ontario Entrance of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown starting at 5:45 PM.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Registration

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Stop by during this time to check-in and pick up your name badge and conference materials. Located at the Convention Center.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast generously sponsored by Kensington Publishing Corp

Tip off: Welcome to Digipalooza

9:00  – 9:30 a.m.

Team OverDrive will kick-off Digipalooza with a review of the conference program and opening remarks.

Steve Potash –President and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive
Shannon Lichty –Director of Partner Services, OverDrive

You Have OverDrive…Now What?

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Learn ways to share OverDrive with your whole school community. We’ll provide key benefits as to why OverDrive is the digital solution for you, your students, parents, administrators, teachers, and yes, even those digital doubters, too!

Sydney Kalnay – OverDrive

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Network with fellow attendees, Team OverDrive, and sponsors and exhibitors.

Key Perspectives on the State of the Digital Lending Industry

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Hear experts share their insights on the opportunities and challenges facing libraries in a moderated panel format.

Jeff Julian
Sari Feldman
Matt Enis
Michele Cobb
Cevin Bryerman
Erica Lazzaro

New Titles Highlights from Leading Publishers: Lunch & Learn

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Enjoy lunch and get the first-look at new titles coming soon from the industry’s largest publishers.

Top 10 ways to make Marketplace work for you

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Marketplace is more than a shopping portal! Join us as we count down some features and tools you might not know about that can make digital content more effective in your school.

Bailey Hotujac – OverDrive 
Shayne Terry – OverDrive

Breakout session: Lesson Planning with Digital Content

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to integrate digital content into your lesson plans. We’ll provide examples and best practices to enhance your curriculum with OverDrive. Who should attend? School Adminstrators; Educators; Training; New to OverDrive.

Renee Lienhard – OverDrive 
Tiffany Wincek – OverDrive 

This session is intended for school audiences. Additional breakout sessions are available in our Library Program, view here. Select two sessions to attend Thursday afternoon. Follow the “Who should attend?” recommendations for guidance on what sessions might be most applicable for you, based on your role at your school and relationship with OverDrive.

Networking & Refreshments Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Network with fellow attendees, Team OverDrive, and sponsors and exhibitors.

Breakout session: The Evolution of Learning: Schools in the digital age

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

We’ll address digital literacy, digital citizenship, prolonged screentime and where OverDrive fits in the evolving ed-tech realm. Who should attend? School Administrators; Educators; Training; Marketing; New to OverDrive.

Patti Carlyle – OverDrive 
Andrea Sieracki – OverDrive 
Jen Sobolewski – OverDrive 

This session is intended for school audiences. Additional breakout sessions are available in our Library Program, view here. Select two sessions to attend Thursday afternoon. Follow the “Who should attend?” recommendations for guidance on what sessions might be most applicable for you, based on your role at your school and relationship with OverDrive.

Open Exhibit Hours

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Exhibit Hall to connect with conference partners, sponsors and exhibitors, and for a chance for device giveaways and more.

Throwback Thursday Party at the House of Blues

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Morning Yoga

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Sneak Peek: OverDrive's Product Roadmap

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Hear firsthand from OverDrive Education’s product and development teams about the latest innovations and emerging technologies for the OverDrive user experience and Marketplace.

Ryan Fish – OverDrive
Bob Govia – OverDrive
Michael Haren – OverDrive
Krista Lipps – OverDrive
Tish Lowery – OverDrive

Create Reading Happiness for Every Student

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Learn ways to make your OverDrive platform meet readers at their level. Engage everyone from your most reluctant students to those who can’t get enough, by creating individualized reading solutions using your digital content.

Nikka Hronis – OverDrive 
Beau Livengood – OverDrive

Marketing Idea Exchange: Networking & Refreshments Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a spotlight of marketing ideas from fellow librarians in this virtual poster session.

Secrets from the Front Lines: How Successful Schools are Changing the Rules

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This workshop-style session will showcase real-life success stories that will help you take your use of digital content to the next level.

Kay Benning – Elmbrook School District 
Daniel Gebauer – Elmbrook School District 
Lynn Miller – Sullivan County BOCES 
Alissa Berman – OverDrive 
Karen Jakubczak – OverDrive 
Karlee Reader – OverDrive

Lunch & Conversation

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch and a chance to network with your peers and Team OverDrive to share insights and think about next steps to shape the future of digital media at your library.

Lunch generously sponsored by OCLC, Inc.

Professional Book Nerds Podcast: Live Interview with Kelly Corrigan

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Podcast hosts Jill Grunenwald and Adam Sockel sit down with bestselling author Kelly Corrigan for a live podcast interview!

Kelly Corrigan – Featured Author
Adam Sockel – OverDrive
Jill Grunenwald – OverDrive

Final Whistle: Closing Remarks from OverDrive's Team Captain

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Hear from OverDrive CEO, Steve Potash, as he summarizes key takeaways from the conference and thoughts about the future of digital reading innovations.

Steve Potash –President and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive