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For the 7th year in a row, dozens of library trail blazers from around the country will come together to celebrate using insights to drive organizational change and lead data-driven libraries. Join us in Columbus, Ohio, August 7th and 8th, 2019 for inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, training opportunities, networking, and much more.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Evening reception at the Swansons’ home

Wednesday, August 7, 2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Panel Discussions

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Networking Reception (begins at 5:30 pm)


Thursday, August 8, 2019:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Networking Lunch

Keynote Speaker


Adam Gay is an experienced strategy professional and alumni of OrangeBoy, Inc.  Throughout his 15 year career, Adam has led the design and implementation of management and marketing strategies through the application of customer-centric analytics, including leadership positions at McGraw-Hill Education, School division, and Donatos, a regional pizza franchising corporation.  Adam also developed data-driven growth strategies for clients in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors during his time at OrangeBoy, Inc.  He specialized in working closely with public library systems and remains an advocate for essential value of libraries for local communities. 

Adam is a resident of Bexley, an inner Columbus, OH suburb, along with his wife and three young children.


Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

OrangeBoy has negotiated a discounted hotel rate of $169 per night. The hotel will honor this rate until Friday, July 12, 2019 or until the room block sells out. To make your hotel reservations by phone call (800) 325-3535 and mention you are with the OrangeBoy Idea Exchange.

The 2019 Idea Exchange is SOLD OUT!!!

Email to be placed on the waitlist.

This is your opportunity to network with peers and turn data into insights!   Learn, network, share and get inspired. You'll be exposed to:

  • New methods and techniques to uncover answers and approaches to difficult challenges

  • How others motivate and train staff to be more data-driven

  • New ideas to apply analytics to reach your goals

  • Ways to take your library to the next level

Questions? Contact your account manager or Jaime Hirschfeld at or (202) 689-4373.