• Such a great purpose driven few days

    Such a great purpose driven few days
    Amy Broadfoot

  • Technology is not about breakthroughs

    Technology is not about breakthroughs
    Alysha Naples

  • Pause has done wonders to me and opened me up to so much

    Pause has done wonders to me and opened me up to so much
    Rebecca Rusinovic

  • Had an amazing time at Pause

    Had an amazing time at Pause
    Cat Hayes

8-10 FEB 2017, Fed Square, Melbourne

Pause is Australasia's premier innovation festival empowering creators since 2011. Put yourself into fast forward at Pause 2017, with three full-throttle Creative, Tech and Business days. Advance yourself with a different perspective.


Welcome to Australia's best community builders MCing at Pause 2017

Get a glimpse of and a few words from digital industry pros as they warm up the crowd before their peers take to the stage in Pause’s dynamite programme of keynotes, panels, workshops and experiences.   Kirsten Mann – GM...

  • Google

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

  • The Mill /LA

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


    Get ahead of the game and up to speed with the latest trends in programming ahead of SXSW 2017

  • Scale Investors

    A short introduction into Scale's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know before...

  • Spaceship

    Lifting the lid on Australia’s rapidly evolving Fintech ecosystem, Paul explores the future of savings and...

  • all future everything /LTU

    Bringing you insights from the bleeding edge of technological and creative development in augmented, mixed and virtual...

  • The University of Sydney

    Learn first-hand from a leader in the field about developments in the quantum technology set to spark a new, worldwide...

  • Josephmark

    ‘Innovation’ may have lost all meaning, but that’s only because Australia’s doing it wrong – find out how, as a...

  • Thumbtack /USA

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


HAX Accelerator: Starting and scaling a hardware start-up

HAX Accelerator is the world’s first and most prolific accelerator for hardware. Get a behind the scenes take on the...


VR From Passion Project to Hollywood Blockbuster

With so many misconceptions that VR is prohibitively expensive or inaccessible, industry pros break down the myths by...

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