By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist

You may have heard that 2016 has been a good year for Cleveland. The Cavs won their first NBA title. The Indians are leading in the World Series (sorry, Chicago area libraries). Our American Hockey League team, the Monsters, won a championship title this year too. The Browns… well, maybe next year, guys.

digip17logoBut our sports teams aren’t the only thing making Cleveland an exciting place to be. recently called Cleveland America’s Hottest City Right Now. During the Republican National Convention this summer, our city was full of visitors and media that raved about the downtown area’s “walkability, cleanliness, friendliness” (Fortune) and praised local food as “delicious without pretension” (New York Times). Not to mention that in the past few years, CLE has been included in must visit travel lists from the L.A. Times, New York Times, and Fodor’s.

You can experience the vibrancy of Cleveland for yourself in 2017 by joining us for Digipalooza. If you work with digital media in the library, you know that the interest in eBooks and digital audiobooks is only increasing. Digipalooza offers the perfect opportunity to learn how to engage, innovate and succeed with your digital content and meet other people who do what you do. We’re all about sharing what’s new, what’s next and helping you find new ways to increase circulation for your digital catalog.

In addition to information-packed sessions and valuable time to network with fellow attendees, as well as leading publishers and Team OverDrive, we want to show off some of Cleveland’s nightlife. Special events are scheduled at Punch Bowl Social in the revitalized Flats neighborhood and we’re throwing a Throwback Thursday party at the House of Blues. The conference is held from Wednesday through Friday, perfect for extending your business travel into a long weekend for fun. We invite you to explore all that Cleveland has to offer and join us next August. Register now!