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World’s leading festival
for business and creativity.

Pause Fest is an independent, industry-driven movement with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward. Our innovation focus is about people, mindset and culture - for a good purpose.

We’ve been described as 'Innovation Capital', 'Octoberfest for business' and 'Woodstock for digital natives’. In 2020, we welcomed over 9,000 attendees and 10,000 online live viewers with over 80 media outlets from across the world. In fact, over the course of ten years, our event has seen 80,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors.

In 2021, we’re self claiming ‘MTV for innovation’ title and we can’t wait for you to experience the next level of online event experience built on UX. Less FOMO, more INSPO.

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Speakers

Featuring
HyperloopTT
Dirk Ahlborn
Founder & CEO
Google's Empathy Lab
Danielle Krettek Cobb
Founder
Netflix
Myleeta Aga Williams
Director, Content - SEA and Australia
NASA
Christopher Gerty
Exploration Spacesuit Informatics Lead
Bompas & Parr
Sam Bompas
Founder
Newlab
Scott Cohen
Co-Founder
Afterpay
Lee Hatton
Executive Vice President
NxT Museum
Merel van Helsdingen
Founder & Managing Director
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TICKETS

Go global, or go home. Be fast.

Pause Fest 2021 Online is stretched across 14 days to accommodate your new lifestyle. We believe in less FOMO, more INSPO. We have an amazing range of new tickets for you to binge on, meet new clients, reskill and do business. The earlier you get a ticket the earlier you enter the Pause Club - the festival hub.

  • Super Early BirdSOLD OUT
  • Autumn SprintSOLD OUT
  • Early Bird2 OCT > 21 NOV
  • Full Price22 NOV > 3 FEB
  • Late Bird04 FEB > 7 FEB
GET PRESS PASS

Press and blog passes are on an invitation basis only. You'll need to have minimum 100,000 monthly readership or 30,000 followers.

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YOUR CONCIERGE

If you are working in HR, BD or you may be looking for future clients etc. We have a dedicated personal assistant, called Concierge that will find and schedule ten meetings for you from attendees at the event. Plus you get all the benefits of Innovation ticket. Limited service.

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PROGRAM TRACKS

Grow, scale, dominate! Easy, right? The world’s leading minds will share their experiences in how they scaled their business.
Junkee Media, Afterpay
Citrix
Looking for purpose within your business? We bring you leading brands to talk about how pivoting to purpose will create meaningful impact.
HyperloopTT, Small Fires
Publishing
Tech is a disruptor, we know that. But what are the effects and practical implementations of these tectonic shifts in our society and business?
WGSN, Startup Genome
Atlassian
What’s the function of design in today’s world? How will we experience and express this in the future products and environments.
Bompas&Parr, NXT Museum
Google Pay
Building a product? There are so many variables in building a perfect product and all of these must come together for the launch.
I&Co
 
Have brands truly been authentic during 2020? Many pivoted and transformed to be relevant in a changing market. Staying relevant and resilient is a must today.
Netflix, Adidas
 
We are gathering Australia’s policy makers, entrepreneurs and world leaders to talk about how to build better, more smarter society.
Turismo de Portugal Commune di Milano
iDiscover
Artificial intelligence, privacy and cyber security will transform the next decade. We’ll look into future of AI fueled services and what it means for humanity.
European Space Agency

 
Everything from current trends, new movements to shocking truths, hard issues and deep discussions on everything tech.
Revolut, Newlab

 

THIS IS PAUSE FEST

REASONS, NO EXCUSES.

  1. Exclusive and practical content
  2. Leading international & local speakers
  3. Skills building workshops
  4. Video on demand
  5. 1-on-1 Online and round tables
  6. Pause Club community access
  7. Professional development
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News

21 Oct 2020
Innovation for everyone

Going into a brand new world in 2021, Pause Fest is democratising access to the world’s leading talent in...

21 Oct 2020
Pause Fest Presents: Explosions of Flavour by Bompas & Parr Live

Join us for an innovative experience on a whole new level. Get ready for a spectacular culinary event like...

20 Oct 2020
Pause Fest 2021 Headliners just dropped

We are so excited to bring you the first announcement of our Pause Fest 2021 speakers.  This year has...