• 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

#Pause2018: Journey = Destination

Watch out for announcements below. 

Meet the Pause 2018 Programmers

We have carefully crafted Pause 2018 Programming team with an absolute eco-system champions to start preparing you for the 10th Anniversary of Pause in 2020 - NOW. The team consists of dynamic multi-talented industry veterans deeply...

  • Melbourne Angels

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

  • TrademarkVision

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

  • Bahama Belle

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

  • Büro North

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

  • Frog /USA

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

  • Xero

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

  • NASA

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

  • Google

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


How Design Thinking is Changing Business

Design thinking is a framework for delivering great experiences to your clients. Discover where it comes from and...


Life in the Infosphere: Hypernudges, Blackboxes… and you

We are so immersed in an information universe – an ‘Infosphere’ – that we are largely unaware that we inhabit...

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