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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...

  • Typism

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

  • Xero

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

  • EM Advisory

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

  • Büro North

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

  • Startup Muster 

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

  • Pixar Animation Studios /USA

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

  • Scale Investors

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

  • NASA

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

  • Ex Magic Leap /USA

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


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...


Storytelling in a Virtual World

As tech companies develop new tools and production companies try to invent the next “it” experience, the virtual...

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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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