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.

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 50 media outlets from across the world.

In fact, over the course of nine years, our event has seen 80,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors.

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Past speakers

Featuring
City of Melbourne
Sally Capp
Lord Mayor
Women in Tech
Ayumi Moore Aoki
Founding President
Atlassian
Alastair Simpson
Head of Design; Platform, Growth, Trello & Confluence
Canva
Tiffany Tai
General Manager (Enterprise) & Head of Business Operations
Xero
Steve Vamos
CEO
OzHarvest
Ronni Kahn
CEO & Founder
Fjord
Prue Jones
Design & Creative Director
Culture Amp
Didier Elzinga
Founder and CEO
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TICKETS

Tickets are limited. Buy now.

Pause Fest is the world’s leading festival for business and creativity. Pause Fest 2021 takes place between   3-5 Feb 2021 at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. Ticketing structure has changed for 2021 to cater for a better experience, please read the full breakdown here.

  • Super Early BirdSOLD OUT
  • Autumn Sprint7 MAR - 29 MAY
  • Winter Chill30 MAY - 28 AUG
  • Spring Chicken29 AUG - 2 OCT
  • Early Bird3 OCT - 20 NOV
  • Full Price21 NOV - 29 JAN
  • Late Bird30 JAN - 5 FEB
NEW SENSATION

NETWORKER

$345

$295
  • Access to:
  • Tech Garden Expo
  • Networking Space
  • Networking App
  • Biz Speed Dating
  • All Parties

Build your network.

For anyone looking for new experiences, connections, mentors, new talent, clients, investors and parties.


Inclusions: NETWORKING

MOST POPULAR

EXPLORER

$495$395
  • Access to:
  • Tech Garden Expo
  • Networking Space
  • Networking App
  • Biz Speed Dating
  • All Parties
  • Walking Talks
  • Speaker Sessions & Panels

Get down to business.

For companies or pros looking to learn, consume and expand their horizons via our awesome speaker lineup. Content you simply cannot Google!


Inclusions:NETWORKING
& KEYNOTES

ALL ACCESS

PLATINUM

$895$795
  • All benefits of EXPLORER and access to:
  • VIP Gala Dinner
  • Priority Access to Workshops
  • Exclusive Access to Side Events*
  • Event Report  & Trends

Premium experience.

An opportunity to meet like minded executives, network, and fully immerse yourself in all the magic that Pause Fest has to offer!


Inclutions:NETWORKING,
KEYNOTES & VIP

SHARABLE

EXPLORER+

$1,195$945
  • Access to:
  • Tech Garden Expo
  • Networking Space
  • Networking App
  • Biz Speed Dating
  • All Parties
  • Walking Talks
  • Speaker Sessions & Panels

Flexible for teams.

For companies looking to send teams in and out to soak up all the wisdom. This is 3-ON-1 ticket option, That's one person per day. It's super effective!


Inclutions:NETWORKING
& KEYNOTES

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SPEAK TO US ABOUT GROUP TICKET DEALS

APPLY FOR 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.

STARTUP HELPLINE

Are you an early stage startup and need support with your ticket? We have only 200 tickets at flat fee of $150 available by application only. Available from November.

THIS IS PAUSE FEST

REASONS, NO EXCUSES.

We’ve engineered, validated and improved over nine years to guarantee a solid return on investment.

  1. Diverse & Practical Content
  2. 30 International & 200 Local Speakers
  3. New Experiences and Workshops
  4. Exhibition floor and Emerging Startups
  5. Mentoring, Biz Dev & Parties
  6. Networking & VIP opportunities
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WHO IS SPEAKING?

Speakers Day 1
UENO
Culture Amp
WGSN
Sony Music Ent.
Square Peg
Netflix
ADOBE
Speakers Day 2
Dropbox
Canva
Slack
Adidas
Google
Guardian Aus
Future of Sex
Speakers Day 3
Oz Harvest
SXSW
Atlassian / Trello
Shopify
Woods Bagot
Women in Tech
ACMI

News

21 Apr 2020
Pause Fest 2021 expressions of interest are now open

Hey leaders, innovators and visionaries: World’s leading festival for business and creativity wants you...

05 Mar 2020
New Ticket Types in 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        

18 Feb 2020
AWS Pause Fest Startup Pitch Comp Winners

This year our startup pitch competition returned to Pause Fest for the 6th time. Qualifying rounds saw 30...