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Pause 2018 launched call for entries

Over three days in February, Pause 2018 will be the epicentre for the world's creative, tech and business community. If you are a leader in your field, tech savant, digital manipulator, rule-breaker or troublemaker with a dangerous idea that will one day make a difference to the world, then we want to hear from you!

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Pause 2018 launched call for entries, apply now.

Over three days in February, Pause 2018 will be the epicentre for the world's creative, tech and business community. A gathering of great minds with new ideas, or solutions to old problems. Expressions of interest are now open for...

  • Red Engine

    See how combining traditional ways of thinking with new ways of doing can help your ideas around social content...

  • EM Advisory

    A short introduction into EM Advisory's portfolio and how they can help your business scale or IPO like a champ.

  • Dropbox

    In this talk you will learn how Dropbox, one of the iconic cloud companies, innovate internally and how they build a...

  • TrademarkVision

    Government is using technology to mimic the neural networks of the human brain with its new Australian Trade...

  • Pixar Animation Studios /USA

    The session looks at the evolution of characters in Pixar’s animated features and how advances in technology has...

  • QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA)

    A short introduction into QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) investment portfolio, it's successful startups and...

  • Frog /USA

    Harry West shares his thoughts on how design thinking may have made everyone a “designer', but, when everything is...

  • NASA

    See how NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab develops a first-generation Holodeck for astronaut training, engineering design, and...

  • Cyberinc /USA

    Hear about establishing a startup in Space X, building game changing products to stop cybercrime and being the...


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Empathy and Emotion in VR

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I think Pause is great because it’s sparking those conversations, it’s putting people in a context that they wouldn’t normally be in. – Taryn Williams, Wink Models