What is Pause?

Pause Fest is the premier creative tech conference and festival for Asia Pacific, a catalyst for innovation, and a uniter of industries: a showcase for the leaders of the world’s future economy.

We attract a powerful mix of industry professionals from enterprise to startups, cultural institutions, local government, media, academics, creatives and the passionately curious. Visionaries.

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Why Pause?

  • Sony missed the mp3.
  • Coke and Pepsi missed energy drinks.
  • Kodak missed digital.
  • Nokia forgot about innovation.
  • Borders missed ebooks.
  • Travel agents didn't foresee the internet.
  • Banks missed digital currency.
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  • Pause. Don't miss the next big thing.
Sponsors and partners

Pause Fest is founded on the principal that innovation happens when different mindsets and skillsets collide. We call it 'creative collisions'.

Creativity, Tech & Entrepreneurship

Hack your brand in an innovative way.

“The chance to explore technology, society and the future with the best digital thinkers.”

Deloitte Digital

“Progressive community event with collaboration at its heart!”

Guardian Australia

“It's like SXSW, Ted talks and Burning Man all in one.”

Spondo

Pausecast // Relive the moment

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TAC
Pause the Road Toll Ideas Hack

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Alexander Chung
Can Australia Become the next Silicon Valley?

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This American Life
Storytelling in the Open Web

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Inlight Media
A Future Powered By Beacons

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Bschool
$1bn Faculty: How to build your empire

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What is purity?

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Guardian Australia
Storytelling in the open web

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Jon Lawrence and Trish Hepworth
How digital copyright law is killing Australian innovation?

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Ben Keenan
No time, no resources and no budget is the most creative brief ever.