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One Spark postponed until spring

Organizers say delay is out of respect to those recovering from hurricane

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One Spark and Bold Events are postponing the One Spark 2017 Innovation Festival scheduled for next month until next April "out of respect and mindfulness to our community and the hardships they will face over the coming weeks and months as we work toward recovery."

This event has been rescheduled to take place on April 6 and 7 at EverBank Field, with a kickoff concert to be hosted by Bold Events at the new Daily’s Place amphitheater on April 5.

Organizers said creators need time, dedication, focus and a solid support system to prepare for One Spark and the chance to validate and launch their businesses. Many give up their full-time jobs for this opportunity, and One Spark and Bold Events said they hope that postponing the Innovation Festival will allow potential creators "to recover and resume their work with the same passion, energy and conviction needed to participate in the event."

Dates for creators to apply for the April festival have not been announced.