April 10-11, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

Dear Potential Flourish Attendees, Speakers, and Sponsors,

We regret to inform you that we've had to cancel Flourish 2015. Due to a lack of volunteers this year we could not put on a Flourish that would live up to the standards that previous Flourish conferences achieved. We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We hope that with a surge of support from the community we can continue to promote the open source community throughout the Chicagoland area, the Midwest, and beyond through our conference and have every intention of holding a Flourish conference in 2016.

Flourish has always been primarily planned by students of the University of Illinois at Chicago but we hope the with some more volunteer support from the community we can make the next Flourish better than it's ever been. It takes a lot of work to orchestrate all the speakers, sponsors, facilities, volunteers, and everything else that goes into making Flourish great but the more volunteers the work per person is minimal and Flourish can continue to grow and support open source for years to come.

If you are interested in helping to plan Flourish 2016 please send an email to volunteer@flourishconf.com and we'll contact you as planning for Flourish 2016 starts up in the summer.

Thank you all for your support of Flourish. Let us not let this minor set back destroy the conference we hold dear and use the lessons we've learned to make Flourish 2016 even better.

Warm Regards,
The Flourish 2015 Planning Committee

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