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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.

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

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Due to the current situation, we are revising our ticketing options to provide holistic options which better suit the new world we are facing. For now, please register your interest and we'll let you know first when they go live.

 

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  • Full PriceTBC
  • Late BirdTBC
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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

22 Sep 2020
How to get your Award entry done pronto

Our Pause Team is here to help you figure out how to fill out your submission in a day! Are you a slow poke...

17 Sep 2020
Pause Fest Easy Guide to Awards

Over the last 11 years, we have seen many of our Pause visitors, speakers, partners and sponsors shine...

25 Jul 2020
Pause Awards 2019 Winners

This is what we believe in: the old mindset and ways of working will not change unless we celebrate our...