On Thursday, August 1st, hundreds of librarians and publishers will join Team OverDrive in Cleveland, Ohio for Digipalooza, the 4th international user group conference. Librarians from around the world will participate in educational and interactive sessions covering topics such as the future of digital media, trends and lessons learned from Big Data, best practices for increasing awareness, usage, and customer engagement, and publisher previews from AudioGO, Books on Tape / Random House, Harper Collins and more.


On Saturday morning, keynote speaker, Mitch Albom, a best-selling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist will take the stage. Mitch is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, and readers are eagerly awaiting his new novel, The First Phone Call from Heaven, coming 11/12/13.


Attendees will also be among the first to see a live demonstration of Streaming Video and OverDrive Media Station, and hear OverDrive CEO, Steve Potash’s Crystal Ball Report on what’s next in eBooks, audiobooks and video for libraries, schools and readers around the world.


At Digipalooza, we work hard and find some time to play hard, too. Attendees will party like rock stars at the exclusive party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum and experience the first-ever Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit.


If you’re joining us for Digipalooza, we wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing you next week. If you haven’t received your checklist and last minute reminders yet, please email digipalooza2013@overdrive.com for details on what to pack, Wi-Fi, weather and more. Whether you’ll be in attendance or not, join the conversation all weekend on Twitter by using #digip13.


Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive


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