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.


Capitalize on Illinois 2023

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Single Conference Pass Join CIOs, sponsors, and i.c.stars alumni for our first major conference of the year. This conference will focus on: The Evolution of Cloud & Cybersecurity Listen to CIOs and technology experts speak on trends in the industry, engage in CIO-led breakout discussions, and network with tech executives at this first major [...]

Capitalize on Wisconsin 2023

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

i.c.stars |* Capitalize on Wisconsin 2023 Thursday, May 11, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery All-inclusive conference pass includes breakfast, CIO-networking, logo visibility at the event and i.c.stars website. All-Inclusive Conference Pass Are you a CIO, CISO, IT Practitioner interested in participating in the Capitalize on [...]

Past Events

Stargazing MLK Day Event

January 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Ticket- $50 Join the i.c.stars community for an engaging conversation with community and business leaders on the future of social justice and racial equity. This virtual convening will feature a series of conversations with leaders in the format of "The View"! Star-studded discussion will be led by Hosts: *Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, i.c.stars [...]

StarBash 2021

December 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

TechBash 2021

December 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

i.c.stars iOpener Innovation Conference 2021

August 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

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

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