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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. Enjoy arcade games, bowling, darts, karaoke & more, along with food and drinks in Cleveland’s revitalized Flats neighborhood, overlooking the Cuyahoga River.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Registration

7:00 – 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.

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.

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!

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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

Keynote Speaker: Cokie Roberts

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

We are thrilled to welcome Cokie Roberts as our keynote speaker. Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR and has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

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.

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.

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.

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 night of dinner & dancing, which will also feature #TBT Trivia and a photo booth.

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

Transportation to the event 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.