• Share the stage with the world’s best

    Share the stage with the world’s best

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  • Interact with our audiences

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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...

  • LaunchVic

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

  • Castor & Pollux

    Encouraging an industry that has been nearly completely democratised to think more laterally and move towards the...

  • Dropbox

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

  • NASA

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

  • Covo /USA

    Being an entrepreneur isn’t what it used to be. Learn how the evolution of work is shaping the spaces around us and...

  • Cyberinc /USA

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

  • PUSH Collective

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

  • Thumbtack /USA

    When well-defined, a company’s core values act as an important guide for every action taken. Hear about Thumbtack’s...

  • Red Engine

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


Get site specific

Get inspired by your own location as you discover insights into site specific immersive installations at the...


Motion Response Awards

This is Pause Fest’s signature initiative – one which allows artists to take back creative control, experiment with...

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...



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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