• 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...

  • Beattie Wines

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

  • Rome2rio

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

  • SapientNitro

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

  • all future everything /LTU

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

  • TrademarkVision

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

  • TANK

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

  • Thumbtack /USA

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


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...


Startup Pitch

Whatever the stage of your journey to startup life, if you have a bold idea with a demonstrable return then the Pause...

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