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Flourish! is a student-led conference hosted at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year will mark the conference's ninth year. We are proud to help promote the use of open source and provide a gathering place for open source enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area. The Flourish! conference is FREE to attend and there will be free T-Shirts to those who register before March 12th. We really appreciate everyone for coming to Flourish! Conference for the past several years and we hope to bring another great and educating year!
Yes. You have the option to register online before or during the conference. If you choose to register before March 12, 2016, we will be counted in our order for conference T-shirts. You will be able to pick up T-shirts when checking in at the conference. Any unclaimed T-shirts after noon on Saturday will be given to those who want one. We ask that you register as soon as possible, so that we can guage our needs for food, swag, and T-shirts.
Yes! We welcome students, staff, and open-source enthusiasts alike to join us at Flourish!. When registering for the conference, you have the option to register for free or as a donation ticket. Donations will be used to support Flourish! for the next year.
Yes. We will do our best to cater to your needs considering our limited budget. We ask that you do register beforehand, so we can better guage our needs in ordering food. There are also various restaurants on West on Taylor Street, South on Halsted Street as well Greek Town just a few blocks North of the conference.
We have bi-weekly meetings at UIC. Please email [email protected] for more details. You can also subscribe to our planning listserv to get the most up-to-date information of planning meeting and logistics. Instructions for listserv subscriptions and other methods of contact can be found on our contact page.
Thank you for your interest. We ask that you direct questions to [email protected]. Thanks!
Take the CTA Blue Line towards Forest Park. Take the Blue Line until you arrive at UIC-Halsted. From the station, walk South along Halsted Street until you arrive at 750 South Halsted Street.
Take the CTA Orange Line towards Loop 'L'. Take the Orange Line until you arrive at LaSalle/Van Buren. From that stop, walk South to the CTA LaSalle Blue Line (one block) to transfer. Take the CTA Blue Line towards Forest Park. Ride the Blue Line for two stops until UIC-Halsted. From the station, walk South along Salsted Street until you arrive at 750 South Halsted Street.
From the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Head West on West Washington Boulevard toward North Clinton Street. Turn left onto North Clinton Street and walk one block to the intersection of Madison and Clinton. Wait at the bus stop for bus #60 towards Cicero/24th Place. Take the bus until you reach Halsted and Polk. You should arrive near the Jane Addams Hull House Museum. Cross the street at the intersection of Halsted and Polk to arrive at Student Center East.
From Union Station, Use the Clinton and Jackson exit. Wait for CTA bus #60 at the bus stop on the opposite side of the street. Board bus #60 towards Cicero/24th Place. Take the bus until you reach Halsted and Polk. You should arrive near the Jane Addams Hull House Museum. Cross the street at the intersection of Halsted and Polk to arrive at Student Center East.
Visitor parking is available at a few locations around Student Center East. You may use the Halsted Street Partking Structure at the corner of South Halsted Street and West Taylor Street. Standard parking fees may apply. Lot 4 directly East of Student Center East is available. Standard parking fees apply at Lot 4. Lot 5C at the corner of West Roosevelt Boulevard and South Morgan Street is available as well. Standard parking fees may apply at Lot 5C.