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  • Join top 75 startups across three days

    Join top 75 startups across three days
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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...

  • Startup Muster 

    Get up close and personal with the 2016 stats about the Australian startup ecosystem, along with key insights...

  • LaunchVic

    Discover how LaunchVic is creating tomorrow’s growth and prosperity by accelerating connections between people and...

  • Pixar Animation Studios /USA

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

  • PUSH Collective

    Trump's election and Brexit signal the beginning of an era dominated by mistrust, conflict and widespread...

  • TANK

    Hear how TANK has challenged the notion of design-based business to develop relevant, meaningful customer experiences...

  • The Mill /LA

    Get ready for a close up of BLACKBIRD – the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars. 

  • Cyberinc /USA

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

  • Rome2rio

    Forget being a unicorn, sustainable startups are cockroaches. Michael Cameron of Rome2rio presents his lessons.

  • Google

    A look inside Google’s ZOO and how teams are experimenting with collaboration, creativity and technology.


How risk and change is shaping the modern leader

Be privy to personal insights from Margaret Manning OBE, CEO of Adelphi Digital and someone who knows just what it...


How to make ideas happen?

Creativity is an experience that needs to come alive beyond a brief. Discover how, at the intersection of creative...

Upcoming Events

Smart Cities Collaboration

10 February 2017
ACMI Cube Stage, Fed Square, Melbourne

Signal-Void by Substance

Signal/Void is a darker perspective on the networks we belong to and take part in every day: some voluntary, some...



Put simply, Plattar is the world’s simplest augmented reality creator.   An AR and MR enablement platform, it allows brands to easily and affordably build, manage and deploy their own AR apps and experiences, giving agencies the...


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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