• G'day and welcome to Pause 2017, Fed Square, Melbourne

    G'day and welcome to Pause 2017, Fed Square, Melbourne

  • Global Design & Strategy firm that Transforms Businesses at Scale

    Global Design & Strategy firm that Transforms Businesses at Scale
    Frog

  • Pause 2017 Opening Titles by Xiaolin & Echoic Audio

    Pause 2017 Opening Titles by Xiaolin & Echoic Audio
    Different Perspective

  • Content Makers, Designers and Producers Beyond Reality and Accross Platforms

    Content Makers, Designers and Producers Beyond Reality and Accross Platforms
    Mixed Reality

  • Artists, Technologists & Makers Working at the Frontiers of Visual Narrative

    Artists, Technologists & Makers Working at the Frontiers of Visual Narrative
    The Mill

  • The World's First and Largest Hardware Accelerator

    The World's First and Largest Hardware Accelerator
    HAX

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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.

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CREATIVITY³

A powerhouse of provocation, Monika Bielskyte, Alysha Naples and Diana Williams work at the intersection of creativity and tech, on a journey that travels deep into the future of audience engagement to prototype the possibilities for...

News
  • AKQA /UK

    The most innovative and enduring teams combine five characteristics for success and constant contribution. Find out...

    Creative
  • Ex Magic Leap /USA

    Reimagine the way that digital information is present in our lives, as recent breakthroughs in VR and AR allow digital...

    Creative
  • Startup Week/end

    Find out just how easy it can be to build a startup in today’s economic climate, as Andrew Hyde tells all about the...

    Tech
  • Bec Brideson

    Women are the fastest emerging economy – more than India and China put together twice over. Brideson cracks open what...

    Tech
  • Cyberinc /USA

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

    Tech
  • Pixar Animation Studios /USA

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

    Creative
  • Carthona Capital

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

    Tech
  • Typism

    Creativity is just like a muscle – it needs exercising regularly. Learn how Creativity Fitness can enhance your...

    Creative
  • LaunchVic

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

    Tech
  • PUSH Collective

    Get stuck in to what sets the great examples of storytelling apart from the bullshit strategies and campaigns, and why.

    Creative
  • The Mill /USA

    There are many misconceptions that immersive media is prohibitively expensive or inaccessible. Prepare to break down...

    Business
  • Beattie Wines

    A successful global entrepreneur herself, Beattie is committed to supporting the growth of startup culture in Victoria...

    Tech
  • Frog /USA

    Harry West shares his thoughts on how design thinking may have made everyone a “designer', but, when everything is...

    Business
  • Google

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

    Business
  • Josephmark

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

    Business
  • TANK

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

    Business
  • Thumbtack /USA

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

    Business
  • 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...

    Creative
  • Red Engine

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

    Creative
  • Isobar

    Dive into self-drive with the lowdown on autonomous car technology

    Tech
  • Scale Investors

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

    Tech
  • Etsy /USA

    Get answers to burning questions about building products globally, successfully and for culturally diverse users.

    Tech
  • QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA)

    A short introduction into QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) investment portfolio, it's successful startups and...

    Tech
  • Rome2rio

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

    Tech
  • 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...

    Business
  • Startup Muster 

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

    Tech
  • all future everything /LTU

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

    Creative
  • EM Advisory

    A short introduction into EM Advisory's portfolio and how they can help your business scale or IPO like a champ.

    Tech
  • SapientNitro

    As Natural-Language-Processors, AI and voice-based interfaces improve, discover how human computer communication,...

    Creative
  • Castor & Pollux

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

    Creative
  • Rampersand

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

    Tech
  • The Mill /LA

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

    Creative
  • Bahama Belle

    The challenges faced by startups are not dependent on age of experience. Get the lowdown form Pause’s youngest speaker...

    Business
  • Pozible

    A short introduction into Pozible platform, it's successful projects and how can you use it to your funding advantage.

    Tech
  • TrademarkVision

    Government is using technology to mimic the neural networks of the human brain with its new Australian Trade...

    Business
  • Flaunt Marketing

    A mind-boggling look at how the over 50s have taken over the world and what actions need to be taken as a result.

    Business
  • Shelli Trung

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

    Tech
  • Büro North

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

    Creative
  • VicHyper

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

    Tech

The best way to predict the future is to create it

Whether an individual who wakes up every day with passion to unlock an idea, an intrapreneur who is crafting a...

Tech

Pitchfest

It might be hard to create, build or grow a social enterprise. But it’s worth it. All you need to have is a solution...

Tech
Upcoming Events

Prototyping the city of the future

10 February 2017
ACMI Cube Stage, Fed Square, Melbourne

Overrated Reality by Sociedad Fantasma

In a time where reality is overrated, a shy guy is rejected by the coolest girl in the party but decides to try again,...

Motion

Plattar

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...

2016

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