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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Milwaukee HR Round-table Event Details

Please join us for a round-table and panel discussion with leaders from American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, Rockwell Automation and i.c.stars.

Looking for ways to get involved? Check out our Get Engaged page for more information on volunteering!



Chicago – 20th Anniversary Gala: The Techie Prom

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST

Come celebrate 20 years of i.c.stars with drinks, dancing and a one-of-a kind silent auction. Join i.c.stars board members, alumni, staff and supporters who have empowered us to code the future; creating jobs, leaders, and social justice in Chicago for two decades.

i.c.stars Hack the Dream Information

Hack the Dream Chicago

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm CST

Hack the Dream is a social impact hack-a-thon that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, by bringing together technology and community organizations.