Past Special Events

Stakeholders 2016

When: Monday, January 18th, 2016
Where: 1871, Auditorium, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and i.c.stars ‘dares to dream.’ Each year, on MLK Day, i.c.stars brings these two together, inviting its supporters, alumni and their families to consider King’s legacy and to become agents of change in their communities. This year, more than 100 i.c.stars stakeholders including technology...

TechBash 2015

When: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Where: Untitled Supper Club, 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet and mingle with the CIO's of 50 companies who will act as "CIO Help Desk Hosts" at TechBash 2015, ready to take your questions on business, leadership and technology once you submit your "ticket". The CIO's will be stationed around the event throughout the evening. i.c.stars will provide a Star Map and schedule so that TechBashers can...

iOpener Innovation Conference 2015

When: Friday, August 21st, 2015
Where: Motorola Mobility, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 18th Floor, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The annual i.c.stars iOpener conference brings together CIO’s, entrepreneurs, students, alumni of i.c.stars, and vendors to explore innovations in technology. This year's conference theme: How technology is getting smarter to support changing workforce and business demands Conference Agenda: Paylocity...

Capitalize on Illinois Conference 2015

When: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Where: 516 North Clark St (Maggiano's), Chicago IL, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
This premier event brings together over 200 C-Level IT executives, i.c.stars alumni, sponsors and board members to share and learn together. Capitalize on Illinois is a great opportunity to meet the i.c.stars interns and alums while being immersed in our innovative culture. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carey Kogol, Development...

Stakeholders 2015

When: Monday, January 19th, 2015
Where: 1871 - Auditorium, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and i.c.stars 'dares to dream.' Each year, on MLK Day, i.c.stars brings these two together, inviting its supporters, alumni and their families to consider King's legacy and to become agents of change in their communities. This year, more than 100 i.c.stars stakeholders including technology, business and...

TechBash 2014

When: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Where: 632 North Dearborn Street (Castle - formerly known as Excalibur), Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet and mingle with the CIO's of 50 companies who will act as "CIO Celebrities" at TechBash 2014. The CIO's will be stationed around the event throughout the evening. i.c.stars will provide a Star Map and schedule so that TechBashers can easily find a "Celebrity" to say hello, network in a relaxed atmosphere and have a drink. Tickets are $250...

iOpener Innovation Conference 2014

When: Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Where: 1034 W Randolph St (Venue One), Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The annual i.c.stars iOpener conference brings together CIO’s, entrepreneurs, students, alumni of i.c.stars, and vendors to explore Disruptive...

Capitalize on Illinois 2014

When: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Where: 516 North Clark St (Maggiano's), Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 7:00 am - 11:30 am
This premier event brings together over 200 C-Level IT executives, i.c.stars alumni, sponsors and board members to share and learn together. Capitalize on Illinois is a great opportunity to meet the i.c.stars interns and alums while being immersed in our innovative culture. Highlights include: Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder of i...

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010