Chicago.pm has stepped up to be first group in recent years to bid for a repeat YAPC, and in close voting they nudged out Columbus for the opportunity to do it. Jonathan Rockway will be the head organizer, with support from previous Chicago organizers Josh McAdams and Pete Krawczyk.
Both groups submitted strong bids and it was a tough choice.
Watch for more announcements with final dates and other details. See you in Chicago!