World’s leading
creativity-infused
business event.

A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries,
Pause Fest is a platform for the future.

We’ve been described as “Australasia’s SXSW” and as “Woodstock for digital natives” (shucks!). In 2018, we welcomed over 400 startups, 1200 businesses and over 35 media outlets from across Australia.

In fact, over the course of nine years, our event has seen 50,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors.

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Speakers

Featuring
WGSN
Sarah Owen
Senior Editor
NASA
Dr Marissa Rosenberg
Senior Research Scientist – Neuroscience
Microsoft for Startups
Emily Rich
Managing Director
Facebook
Jason Juma Ross
Head of Tech, Entertainment & Connectivity
ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Duke University
James Beacham
Post-doctoral researcher
Google
Ricardo Prada
Director of UX
South by Southwest (SXSW)
Hugh Forrest
Chief Programming Officer
Amazon
Cecilia Ambros
Head of Creative Studios, US for Amazon Advertising
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TICKETS

Tickets will sell out. Don't be the late bird.

Pause Fest is the world’s leading creativity-infused business event, where creators learn how to do business and leaders learn how to think creatively. Pause Fest 2019 takes place between 6-8 Feb 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

  • PRESALESOLD OUT
  • EARLYBIRDSOLD OUT
  • SALE16 NOV > 4 FEB
  • LAST MIN4 FEB > 8 FEB

CREATOR

$295$245

Is for the individuals that seek to commmercialise their ideas.

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EXPLORER

$895$745

Is for the individuals that seek professional development.

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LEADER

$1,195$995

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

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LEARN MORE

Learn more about the new ticketing structure for Pause Fest 2019. All tickets are for three days, full festival and inclusive of GST, ticketing and processing Fee.

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
Nightingale Housing
InVision
NASA
GoDaddy
CISCO Chill
WIRED UK
Microsoft
Speakers Day 2
Smiling Mind
NASA
Google
Quantcast
Koala
Cognia Law
Giant Leap Fund
Speakers Day 3
Airbnb
Proximity Worldwide
Atlassian
WGSN
nChain Group
The Home Depot
Precursor Ventures

News

04 Dec 2018
Everything you need to know about Startup Pitch Competition and Expo

It's been a wonderful buildup to Pause Fest 2019 and we managed to score some incredible experiences (...

18 Nov 2018
Introducing Waking Walks

Intimacy is far from a walk in the park. It requires hard work. But what if we’ve been doing it the wrong...

18 Nov 2018
Meet the Motion Response 2019 artists and studios

Pause Fest’s signature initiative now in its 9th year, Motion Response allows artists to regain creative...