• 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...

  • Melbourne Angels

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

  • Büro North

      Soren Luckins launches a rallying call for true creatives to put down their digital tools and start dealing in...

  • Shelli Trung

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

  • 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...

  • all future everything /LTU

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

  • VicHyper

    A local look at the futuristic Hyperloop concept from the driving forces behind a team that has defied global...

  • Xero

    What’s involved in making a beautiful product that people love? Laura Cardinal, Global VP of Product Management at...

  • TANK

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

  • NASA

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


Desperately seeking empathy

Bring your questions, ears, mouths, eyes, pencil and paper for this workshop on design as therapy, complete with a...


Researchers can be the business

For the very first time at Pause, we set our sights on commercialising the most forward-thinking research papers from...

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