2019 ITA Spring Collaborative

April 28-30 at the Westin Chicago River North

Register and Make Room Reservations Now!

When you attend an ITA Collaborative, expect a full agenda of sessions for our members and guests: leaders of the IT profession throughout the US and Canada, including IT consultants and service providers, software publishers, and the Internal Technology Leaders of most large CPA firms. We'll offer the same great sessions, great takeaways, and all-important networking time to meet new members and re-engage with ITA members you already know.  

We invite you to use the links below to Register and Make Room Reservations.  If you know you are coming, why not take advantage of the Early-Bird period to March 4 to sign up and be certain you and your associates get a room at The Westin Chicago River North.  A great hotel in a Great City.

Our outstanding Keynote Speakers are featured below.  Building on the successes we had past two years, we are scheduling Monday Deep-Dive, Executive Workshops on a variety of topics from which you will be able to choose.  Highlights are below, more details can be found by selecting the Agenda Button.

Our Sunday Optional Event will be something new and very exciting.  Members have been discussing a give-back activity to the industry/community as part of an ITA event, and we have a great opportunity to do that in Chicago.  We will be offering two different opportunities for our ITA community to work with i.c.stars, a Chicago nonprofit organization that provides a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for low-income adults.  Select the Button below for full details and registration.

On Wednesday, May 1, consider the ITA Leadership Alliance (ILA) year-long program.  Click Here for details.  And, something NEW!  ITA and the Strategic Leadership Association (SLA) are co-locating for our Spring Meetings and offering member rates to each.  Click Here for SLA Meeting details, registration and about the their topic "From Fighting Fires to Fire Insurance: Transforming to a Subscription-Based Business Model".

Use the Buttons below for the current agenda and for full information to register, make room reservations, and sign-up for the i.c.stars Volunteer options for Sunday.




Sandee Kastrul

Peter Sheahan

Sunday 4:30 pm

Monday 8:00 am

Engagement:  The Power, And Potential Of Our Personal, Civic And Business Connections

MATTER: Create More Value, Move Beyond The Competition And Become The Obvious Choice!



Get A Grip On Your Business:  Six Keys To Getting What You Want From Your Entrepreneurial Company
    Mike Paton - EOS Worldwide

Mental Toughness For The Corporate Athlete 
    Chris Dorris - Mental Toughness and Business Success Coach

The Future Ready Accounting/Consulting Firm
    Tom HoodMaryland Association of CPAs and Business Learning Institute



Sunday, April 28
i.c.Stars Community Service Events
Meet Greet and Eat (New Members and 1st Timers) 
General Session
Welcome Reception
Dinner – On Your Own

Monday, April 29
All Day Meeting
Deep Dive Workshops
Evening Dinner & Party

Tuesday, April 30
All Day Meeting

Wednesday, May 1
ITA Leadership Alliance (ILA)
Strategic Leadership Alliance (SLA) Spring Conference



Questions about Hotel Reservations:  Patti.Hanewall@italliance.com
Questions about Registration:  ITA@italliance.com