Exciting things are happening in Northeast Ohio this August! Of course,Digipalooza is number one in our books (August 5-7, 2015) but we aren’t the only big event in the area that week. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s sold-out Enshrinement Festival is August 6-9 in Canton; the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational is August 6-9 in Akron; and recently announced, the first Republican presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday August 6 in downtown Cleveland. This means that hotel rooms will be filling up fast! Luckily, we still have some rooms available in our block at a reduced rate at The Westin Cleveland, exclusively for Digipalooza attendees. If you have registered but haven’t booked a room, now is the time! If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? We recommend that you register and book your room as soon as possible. Registration officially closes June 30 and the group rate at The Westin is available until July 8, unless they fill up before those dates (and we expect that they will). We don’t want you to miss out!

Looking for a roommate to help cut accommodation costs? Email digipalooza2015@overdrive.com and we will put you in touch with other attendees interested in sharing a room.

Our program is expanding with sessions to highlight new innovations and workshops to set goals and develop an action plan for after the conference. New presenters are being added every week, including ALA President Sari Feldman and other top librarians and school media specialists. Our special events are exclusively for Digipalooza attendees and Thursday night, we go all out taking over the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Dinner, dessert, drinks, live music and full access to the legendary Rock Hall museum, including exhibits about Paul Simon, The Beatles and a look at the Hall of Fame Inductees. Come see why Cleveland is the place to be this summer and join us at Digipalooza ‘15!

Melissa Marin is a Marketing Specialist at OverDrive and wants to see you at Digipalooza in August!