Embed yourself in the region’s innovation ecosystem as we showcase new technologies, advancements, and discoveries Innovation Festival’s conferences. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to break into the industry, become inspired, secure career opportunities, and network with top innovators and scientists.


Innovation Festival brings students, postdocs, and early career professionals from across the country and introduces them to companies and academic institutions looking for technically trained individuals for jobs and training programs.

 Join us for this novel opportunity to meet emerging talent!


Each year, we provide tremendous financial support for students and postdocs to join us at Innovation Festival. Simply complete a travel award application and let us help you unlock access to groundbreaking science, career opportunities, and a valuable network of peers and professionals alike.


This convergence of music and innovation is headlined by national touring and breakout alternative rock artists. Join the movement, be a part of the moment, and embrace endless summer vibes.


Taste the biosciences in the Midwest as we serve up flights from everyone’s favorite biomanufacturers – BREWERIES! Reserve your opportunity to experience regional breweries as we celebrate the fermentation industry during this epic summer experience.


No sleeping in a tent on the ground for our festival guests! Get a good night’s rest at The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center hotel located at the Innovation Festival Square.


The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 841-1000

Details: $169/night, plus taxes. Last day to book: July 12, 2023


Consider using a rideshare to Innovation Festival. Ride KC Public Transportation and the KC Streetcar also provide service to Crown Center.


Parking at Crown Center is open 24/7 in the parking garage, and is free with validation in Crown Center. Parking in the Crown Center garage can be utilized during both Conference and Beats Day during Innovation Festival. 


More information on parking is available at the Crown Center Square Parking Site.


Self-Parking at The Sheraton Kansas City Crown Center is  $25.00 overnight/Short term: $12. Onsite Valet Parking at The Sheraton Kansas City Crown Center is available overnight for $35.00/Short Term: $24.00.