Murmuration Festival

Murmuration Festival

July 5, 2016

September 23, 2016 – September 25, 2016 all-day
Cortex Innovation Community
Murmuration Festival @ Cortex Innovation Community

The Cortex Innovation Community will host a 3 Day Festival of Science, Technology, Music, & Art event you won’t want to miss! Featuring influential speakers, national thought-leaders, maker expo, juried art competition, cutting-edge music performances, and more.  Learn more below.

Featured on the music side are Flying Lotus, Tycho, Deerhoof, and Yacht. The Thought Series features Mark Hatch of TechShop, Dr. Atyia Martin of the City of Boston, Steve Cousins of Savioke, and Calum Pearson of Cirque Du Soleil. The music lineup also includes Dan Deacon, Suuns, Prince Rama, Sky-Pony, and local artists ICE and Yowie. Additional elements on the thought leader side include sessions on virtual reality, robotics, creativity, big data, and much more. Check out the complete list of speakers and sessions at

Murmuration will transform the Cortex campus into a showcase for new technologies. Equal parts science fair and tech meet-up, the Maker Expo is a place where local and regional enthusiasts, crafters, hobbyists, engineers, and artists will come together. They’ll share with the public their work and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, and art.

Murmuration is a celebration of innovation, particularly innovation happening across the region. The Innovation Showcase will feature companies, innovators, and entities within the startup ecosystem in St. Louis and the surrounding area. Showcase participants will be demonstrating and exhibiting their product or services.


Art@Murmuration is an exhibit and competition that will feature festival-themed sculpture and installations from invited artists. The first place winner, selected by jury vote and votes collected from festival attendees, will receive a cash award. The winning entry will also be exhibited on the Cortex campus until next year’s festival.

Everyone is welcome at Murmuration, even our youngest innovators. The Future Innovators Zone is a special family-friendly area where young and not so young can engage in fun and educational activities and explore the art, science, and technology that surround us every day.