What is Gray Area?

Gray Area is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that applies art and technology for social and civic impact. The Gray Area Festival is our chance to bring together people from around the world to experience a jam-packed slice of our year-round programming at the Grand Theater. 2019 celebrates our 5th year of the Gray Area Festival. You can donate to Gray Area and learn more about our work on our website: grayarea.org

What does a Festival Pass Include?

A festival pass get you access to our Thursday Night Opening Performance, Friday and Saturday Day Conference, and a selection of exhibition screenings and evening performances. Purchasing a Festival Pass is the only way to access the Conference Programming. It does not give you access to Workshop Day. A separate ticket will be available for Workshop Day.

Will Individual tickets to Performances & Exhibits be available?

Yes, we will be releasing individual tickets to scheduled exhibit screenings and performances in May. Festival pass holders get to choose their preferred scheduled performance and exhibit screening times.

What is your schedule?

We will announce more details on the schedule in the coming weeks but for now here is an overview of how the programming will unfold.
THUR 7/25 NIGHT
- Performances TBA
FRI 7/26 DAY
- Conference Day 1 TBA
FRI 7/26 NIGHT
- Performances TBA
- ISM Hexadome Exhibition
SAT 7/27 DAY
- Conference Day 2 TBA
- Performances TBA
- ISM Hexadome Exhibition
SUN 7/28 DAY
- Creative Coding Workshop Day TBA
- ISM Hexadome Exhibition*
SUN 7/28 NIGHT
- Performances TBA
*Exhibition runs through August 4th.

Ticket Refunds or Exchanges

Gray Area does not offer ticket refunds or facilitate exchanges nor do we issue hard tickets. Due to the large number of attendees and our small staff we just can't offer this service. You are welcome to re-sell or gift your ticket to someone else and issue the buyer your electronic ticket document you received in your email upon purchase yourself. They will need to bring the electronic ticket to be scanned at registration.

Media Passes

Please send a request for a media pass to festival@grayarea.org with the following information: First Name, Last Name, Email, Publication Link and Writer Profile. We will respond to let you know if the media pass has been approved within 24 hours.

Code of Conduct

The Gray Area Festival is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.

All participants and audience are expected to treat other speakers, staff, and audience with respect. All participants should be mindful of their speech and behaviors both in person and on social media to protect the inclusiveness of the Festival environment.

No form of harassment or assault will be tolerated, including:

Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
Inappropriate photography or recording.
Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.
Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
Excessive profanity.
Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.
Anyone asked by Staff to stop unacceptable behavior (including, but not necessarily limited to the above) is expected to comply immediately.

Gray Area reserves the right to revoke attendance at the Festival for anyone who does not comply with Staff requests, at our discretion. If an individual is in violation of the Code of Conduct during the Festival, they may be asked to leave and will not receive a refund.

If you experience or witness harassment or threatening behavior, please find the nearest Gray Area Staff member immediately. We are always available to contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.