WHY SHOULD MY BOSS SEND ME TO PAUSE?

We believe, and you know, that working smarter is not about clocking minutes at your desk hunched over a laptop while guzzling free snacks. Pause is out-of-office time that is off the charts when it comes to productive hours invested. Pause gives employees a razor-sharp edge. So let’s cut to it.

Pause is Australasia's premier innovation event. It’s where leaders in tech, creative and business meet, network and stuff actually happens. It’s where you, and your colleagues, grab hold of the rafters as volcanic change sweeps the industry. Then you dust off the rubble, return to work and make your company bigger and better while the rest of the world becomes Pompeii.

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WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF PAUSE?

Memorise these talking points, repeat listen to Eye of the Tiger then march into your boss’s office with the Pause info you need.

1. Pause offers real solutions to our top challenges.

With more than 200 education sessions focused on 10 content tracks, you will be fully informed and up-to-the-second on what’s happening in our industry. You’ll get the skinny on what your peers are implementing and how they’re solving similar issues.

2. Pause will put you in front of industry trendsetters.

From Apple to NASA and local gamechangers, Pause Fest 2018 speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are at the forefront of the industry. Pause puts you so far ahead of the curve, you will have invented the curve. And you can bring what you learn back to apply innovative practices in your company.

3. Pause is the place to network.

You’ll make new connections with peers and find out how they’re managing common challenges. Also, you’ll meet potential partners, suppliers, investors and new employees who can help you solve current issues and shore up future growth.

4. Pause will keep you relevant.

Staying on top of the latest trends, tech and creative happenings is crucial for your business. Every Pause session is an opportunity to discover innovation and make eye contact with trendsetting speakers and attendees from global companies. There’s really no better place to take the pulse of the industry than Pause Fest 2018.

5. Pause will inspire our team and grow our profits.

There’s no I in Pause, because it’s not just about your personal development. Take what you learn from Pause Fest and share it with your team. By putting Pause into practice, your team will improve their bottom line.

WHO WILL BE AT PAUSE?

Pause will give you the chance to bump devices with attendees and speakers from leading global and local companies including Google, NY TIMES, NASA, Netflix, Fast Company, Airbnb, SAP, RMIT Activator, SXSW, NINE, Clemenger BBDO, Pixar, IBM, Telstra, BlueChilli, Sensis, AusPost, JWT and Mediacom plus a growing list of luminaries in the tech, creative and business world.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Book in your Company pass to Pause for you and your coworkers to share and get access to:

3 DAY COMPANY

  • Three days of thought provoking content, with over 117 sessions in six state-of-the-art venues in Melbourne’s cultural and creative hub
  • Access to workshops, experiences and one-on-ones with industry leaders from across the globe
  • Business breakfast pass
  • Access to all parties and experiences
  • Access to Meet the Expert and Startup Expo
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PAUSE RETREAT WEEKEND

You have the option to buy a Retreat + 3 Day Company pass to experience the festival in Melbourne plus an extraordinary Pause Retreat attended by world luminaries in business. Escape for a weekend packed with creating, innovating and chilling fireside with the people who define and redefine tech. The retreat includes:

  • Workshop with headlining Emmy award winner Gwen Gordon (formerly of Sesame Street & Apple)
  • An intimate bespoke experience for only 25 people
  • The industry’s savviest insiders from Airbnb, Pixar, TechCrunch and Netflix
  • Incredible creative workshops that will transform your thinking and your business
  • All inclusive delicious private chef meals, transport and three nights accommodation in the pectacular Otway Ranges Road
  • Top dog international tech friends for life

WHAT'S ON THE DOCKET FOR PAUSE 2018?

Pause 2018 promises more action than ever, with over 150 global leaders on five stages exploring a range of themes from Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence, Social Good and the Internet of Things.

Speakers

Kelsey Whelan
Product Manager - Netflix
Marissa Rosenberg
Ph.D Astrophysicist - NASA
Mike Butcher
Editor-at-Large - Tech Crunch
Sarah Owen
Senior Editor - WGSN
Shruti Shah
Entrepreneur in Residence - Silicon Valley Bank
Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist - Canva
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PAUSE IS NON-STOP ACTION

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WHERE IS PAUSE?

Fed Square Precinct in Melbourne’s CBD is the access point for all of the Pause Fest 2018 venues, as well as providing the location for our eye-popping experiences, like the Tesla test drives.

P.S. AND ANOTHERTHING...

We understand that your time is the most precious asset in the world.

That’s why Pause is independent and doesn’t serve anybody’s agenda or interests. We believe, hand over heart, in creating an un-missable experience that, unlike your awkward office Christmas party, will make a positive difference in your life and work.