Flourish 2008 Conference is tomorrow in Chicago!

by Jason L Froebe on April 3, 2008, one comment

From the Flourish people :

Hello All,

Flourish Conference 2008 starts tomorrow! Flourish 2008 will run from Friday, April 4th tillFlourish 2008 Conference in Chicago Saturday, April 5th. Everything seems to be coming together and everyone on the Flourish Team believes we are about to put on a great confererence for you. We have 16 speakers, 6 special events and activities and currently over 325 registered attendees. If you know someone who has yet to register for Flourish 2008 who would like to take advantage of our free online registration, that person should sign up by 8:30 PM today!

The directions for how to get to UIC and Flourish 2008 are posted below this e-mail message. You can also refer to our venue page for the directions, a campus map, a link to the Flourish 2008 location in Google Maps and pictures of event locations. The venue page is located here: http://www.flourishconf.com/venue/.

We would like to bring to your attention that the Flourish 2008 Schedule has changed considerably in the last few days. Yesterday we added a new speaker and changed a couple of speech times. Unfortunately, these changes will not be reflected in your Flourish 2008 phamplet (although we may provide a corrective insert). You can see the updated Flourish 2008 schedule here: http://www.flourishconf.com/schedule/.

One event we particularly would like to bring to your attention is the Code for a Cause Hack-a-thon. The Code for a Cause Hack-a-thon is a great way to get involved with writing open source software while performing an act of community service. Dozens of open source developers and enthusiasts will collaborate to build open source websites and applications for local non-profit organizations. Projects include an interactive map of homeless shelters in Chicago, a website for a reforestation program in Ethiopia and a Facebook widget framework for raising awareness about critical social issues. Volunteers of all skill levels and backgrounds (including development, design, documentation, etc.) are welcome to attend!

See you soon,
The 2008 Flourish Team

Directions to Flourish 2008:

By CTA Train:

1. Take the CTA Blue Line to the UIC Halsted station.
2. Walk east to the Halsted St. exit.
3. Once on Halsted St., turn right and walk south past Harrison St. to Polk St.
4. Turn right (west) and enter UIC Student Center East (SCE).
5. Take the escalators up to the third Floor of the building to enter the registration area.

By CTA Bus:

1. Take CTA #8 Halsted Bus to Polk St.
2. Exit at Polk St. and enter UIC Student Center East (SCE)
3. Take the escalators up to the third Floor of the building to enter the registration area.

By Car from I-90 West (Dan Ryan Expressway West):

1. From westbound I-90, turn off at Exit 52B (Roosevelt Rd./Taylor St.).
2. Continue north past Roosevelt Rd.
3. Turn left (west) on Taylor St.
4. Cross over the bridge and turn right (North) into the UIC Halsted Street Parking Structure. Parking costs about $12 on Friday and $7 on Saturday. When entering the parking structure, use the left most lane unless you happen to have a parking permit.
5. Walk northwest to Polk St. and Halsted St., cross the street and enter UIC Student Center East (SCE).
6. Take the escalators up to the third Floor of the building to enter the registration area.

By Car from I-90 East (Dan Ryan Expressway East):

1. From eastbound I-90, turn off at Exit 52A (Taylor St./Roosevelt Rd.).
2. Turn right (west) on Taylor St.
3. Turn right (north) into the UIC Halsted Street Parking Structure. Parking costs about $12 on Friday and $7 on Saturday. When entering the parking structure, use the left most lane unless you happen to have a parking permit.
4. Walk northwest to Polk St. and Halsted St., cross the street and enter UIC Student Center East (SCE).
5. Take the escalators up to the third Floor of the building to enter the registration area.

By Car from I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway East):

1. From eastbound I-290, exit onto I-90 East.
2. Before merging onto I-90, turn off at Exit 52A (Taylor St./Roosevelt Rd.).
3. Turn right (west) on Taylor St.
4. Turn right (north) into the UIC Halsted Street Parking Structure. Parking costs about $12 on Friday and $7 on Saturday. When entering the parking structure, use the left most lane unless you happen to have a parking permit.
5. Walk northwest to Polk St. and Halsted St., cross the street and enter UIC Student Center East (SCE).
6. Take the escalators up to the third Floor of the building to enter the registration area.

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