• 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...

  • The Mill /USA

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

  • Dropbox

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

  • Scale Investors

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

  • The Mill /LA

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

  • QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA)

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

  • 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.

  • Isobar

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

  • TrademarkVision

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

  • NASA

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


How risk and change is shaping the modern leader

Be privy to personal insights from Margaret Manning OBE, CEO of Adelphi Digital and someone who knows just what it...


Music To Our Ears: Technology & The Music Industry

Some of the brightest and busiest minds in the music world discuss how the industry is finally embracing technology....

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