Uncover what’s possible when innovation and music collide! 

Innovation Festival brings to Kansas City breakout, established, and legendary music artists for three days of entertainment and discovery. Innovation Festival is Kansas City’s opportunity to mingle with cutting-edge innovators across science and tech while unlocking the connection between music and science.


What is your refund policy?

Badges for Beats Day are non-refundable. No refunds or exchanges will be honored. Innovation Festival is a multi-day, rain or shine event. Programming for Innovation Festival is not limited to a specific artist or speaker. Speakers, presenters, artists, and programming are all subject to change.


Conference Badge cancellations submitted by June 1, 2023 will be fully refundable and will not be charged a cancellation fee. Conference Badge Cancellations received between June 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023 will be charged a $75.00 fee. 


Conference Badge Cancellations received on or after July 1, 2023 will be entirely non-refundable. 


If the event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, the Innovation Festival team will share updates as they are available. Innovation Festival is not liable for any fees incurred by participants/attendees. Speakers, presenters, artists, and programming are all subject to change.

Please contact info@theinnovationfestival.com with any additional questions.

Where will the conference programming be held?


Is there a conference agenda?

Yes! Keep an eye on the “Conference” tab of our website to keep in the loop.

What items can I bring on Beats Day?


  • blanket or ground tarp (no larger than 6’ x 8’), 
  • clear small bags and backpacks no bigger than 12” x 12” (subject to search; an exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection)
  • factory-sealed water bottles (one per person up to 1 liter each)
  • strollers
  • small cameras and smartphones

Not Permitted (Leave these at home!): 

  • outside food or beverages
  • glass containers 
  • coolers/thermoses 
  • flags and flag poles
  • umbrellas or tents (anything view obstructing) 
  • chairs
  • video and audio recording equipment 
  • professional cameras
  • selfie sticks and GoPros
  • pets (service animals exempt)
  • wagons/skateboards/Segways
  • weapons/illicit drugs/contraband
  • balls/frisbees/projectiles/fireworks-pyrotechnics

I’m interested in speaking or presenting a poster at Innovation Festival. What should I do?

Join our mailing list to learn when the speaker application opens up!

I’d like to have an Exhibitor Tent during Innovation Festival. What are my options?

If you are interested in an exhibitor tent or table during Innovation Festival, please reach out to info@theinnovationfestival.com

How do I get a press/photo pass or an interview with the Innovation Festival masterminds?

You can submit press pass inquiries or email interview requests with the subject line, “PRESS” to info@theinnovationfestival.com

I’m interested in Sponsoring. What should I do?

View our sponsorship packages via the “Sponsorship” tab of our website. We’d love to have you involved!

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Crown Center and Innovation Festival will abide by all city ordinances and mandates.

Are cameras/recording equipment permitted?

Small cameras and smartphones are OK to enter the venue. No professional equipment will be allowed into the venue. Professional is defined as any camera with a detachable lens. No tripods, GoPros, or selfie sticks allowed. Audio and video recording devices are not permitted. Innovation Festival will be recording select live performances. 

If you are interested in acquiring a press pass for the festival, please email info@theinnovationfestival.com with “PRESS” in the subject line and we’ll be in touch! 

What happens if it rains?

Innovation Festival is a rain or shine event. Badges purchased are for the festival and not for a specific performer. Refunds will not be issued if particular bands are impacted by inclement weather.

Will there be handicap accessible facilities?

We at Innovation Festival strive to provide a non-discriminatory venue and welcoming environment for all guests. For guest service inquiries related to Innovation Festival accessibility requests and disabilities, please reach out to us at info@theinnovationfestival.com.