World’s leading
festival of 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. Pause Fest is designed for progress.

We’ve been described as “Australasia’s SXSW”, "Octoberfest for business" and as “Woodstock for digital natives” (shucks!). In 2019, we welcomed over 500 startups, 1500 businesses and over 24 media outlets from across Australia.

In fact, over the course of nine years, our event has seen 65,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors.

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Speakers

Featuring
WGSN
Sarah Owen
Senior Editor
WIRED UK
Katia Moskvitch
Business & Space Editor
Victoria State Government
The Hon Martin Pakula MP
Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade
Microsoft for Startups
Emily Rich
Managing Director
Facebook
Jason Juma Ross
Head of Tech, Entertainment & Connectivity
Google
Ricardo Prada
Director of UX
ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Duke University
James Beacham
Post-doctoral researcher
Amazon
Cecilia Ambros
Head of Creative Studios, US for Amazon Advertising
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TICKETS

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Pause Fest is the world’s leading creativity-infused business event, it's a moment in time when we get togher to share our knowledge, learnings, skills, projects, exciteiment and intelligence. Pause Fest 2020 takes place between 5-7 Feb 2020 at Shed 14 Docklands in Melbourne, Australia.

  • PRESALECOMING SOON
  • EARLYBIRDCOMING SOON
  • SALECOMING SOON
  • LATEBIRDCOMING SOON

CREATOR

Is for the individuals that seek to commmercialise their ideas.

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EXPLORER

Is for the individuals that seek professional development.

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LEADER

Is a shareable pass for the teams that seek business development and investment opportunities.

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LEARN MORE

Click above to learn more about each ticket. All tickets are for full three days of the festival and inclusive of GST/other fees.

THEY SAID...

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"THE FUTURE IS COMING, BUT IT'S NOT IN A RUSH."

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"THE DIGITAL NATIVES' ANSWER TO WOODSTOCK."

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"IT DRAWS TOGETHER SOME OF THE WORLD'S BRIGHTEST MINDS."

REASONS, NO EXCUSES.

We’ve engineered, validated and improved over nine years to guarantee a solid return on investment. In exchange for your ticket price, you’ll get:

  1. 21 Tracks of Content
  2. Experiences and Workshops
  3. Exhibition Floor & Startups
  4. Side Events & Parties
  5. Speed Dating & Networking
  6. Executive & VIP opportunities
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WHO IS SPEAKING?

Speakers Day 1
Adidas
Speakers Day 2
MESA
Speakers Day 3
Territory Studio

News

25 Jun 2019
Pause Fest 2020: First three speakers announced!

TEAMWORK SYSTEMS. BLADE RUNNER 2049. SPORT SCIENCE. There is one thing that has been a...

16 Apr 2019
Expressions of interest for Pause Fest 2020 are now open!

Calling leaders, innovators and visionaries: World’s leading creativity-infused business festival wants...

20 Jan 2019
Welcome to the Tech Garden

In 2019, we present to you the Tech Garden. The Tech Garden is our exhibition space mixed with Startup...