Our events are designed to bring together top information technology executives and future industry leaders.


i.c.stars hosts events throughout the year attracting hundreds of industry leaders–CIOs, CTOs and other practitioners. Events range from half day conferences to HR Roundtables to daily High Tea.

Some events, such as our annual Capitalize and iOpener conferences, are market focused, bringing together high tech leaders to discuss trends and economic forces shaping the IT industry and workforce. Other events Hack the Dream and TechBash are as social and community-oriented as they are thought-provoking.

While each event is unique and serves as a source for funding our technology and leadership skills training program, they all provide unparalleled opportunities for i.c.stars interns to network and learn from industry leaders.

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TechBash 2020

TechBash 2020

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Ticket $50 Join us for i.c.stars end of year celebration bringing together i.c.stars interns and alumni as well as Chicago's technology and business leaders! This year's TechBash will be taking place virtually- but we'll be brought together by a signature cocktail, a unique speed networking activity, and a CIO & i.c.stars alumni Talent Show- [...]

Register Here - $50 Celebrate with tech & business leaders from the Metro Milwaukee area Please join i.c.stars |* Milwaukee for our first StarBash end of year celebration event!  We were hoping to celebrate in person but due to the impact of COVID we will be celebrating virtually in the comfort of our own [...]

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

Capitalize 2020

Capitalize on Illinois 2020

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT

Join 200 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs from the Chicagoland area.

Chicago HR Roundtable v2

HR Roundtable Chicago

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm CDT

i.c.stars is bringing together HR, Talent Acquisition and D&I leaders to talk through taking best practices in recruiting and retaining diverse talent on April 21st for our first all-virtual thought leadership and networking event. This panel discussion and interactive Q&A will be moderated by Sandee Kastrul, President and cofounder of i.c.stars, an innovative technology, [...]

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