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 'Australia's SXSW', 'Octoberfest for business' and 'Woodstock for digital natives’. 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
Cloudflare
Michelle Zatlyn
Co-founder & COO
UENO
Haraldur Thorleifsson
CEO & Founder
Google NEST
Kate Freebairn
Director of Design
Atlassian
Alastair Simpson
Head of Design; Platform, Growth, Trello & Confluence
Netflix
Stephanie Cheng
Product Manager
Square Peg
Paul Bassat
Co-founder and Partner
David "Shingy" Shing
Digital Prophet
Uber Air
Kate Stannett (nee Debenham)
Head of Cities
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TICKETS

Limited allocation, be quick.

Pause Fest is the world’s leading festival for business and creativity. It's a moment in time when we get together to share our fears, wins, learnings, skills, and passion for creation. Pause Fest 2020 takes place between 5-7 Feb 2020 at Melbourne Exhibition Convention Centre.

  • PRESALESOLD OUT
  • EARLYBIRD2 OCT > 21 NOV
  • SALE22 NOV > 3 FEB
  • LATEBIRD4 FEB > 7 FEB

CREATOR

$145$95
  • Entry to three full days
  • Access to all stages
  • Access to networking app
  • Access to mentoring sessions
  • Access to tech careers
  • Access to Deal Room
  • Access to Startup Pitch Comp
  • Access to Tech Garden Expo
  • Entry to Founders Night
  • Entry to official Closing Party

Build your future.For founders looking for new experiences, traction, co-founders, connections, mentors and investors.

LEADER

$1,195$995
  • Entry to three full days
  • Access to all stages
  • Access to workshops
  • Access to networking app
  • Access to mentoring sessions
  • Access to tech careers
  • Access to Deal Room
  • Access to Tech Garden Expo
  • Entry to Founders Night
  • Entry to official Closing Party
  • Access to startup list at the expo
  • Access to trends report

Get down to business.For companies or pros looking beyond the horizon, growth and development, team building, clients and new talent.

EXPLORER

$995$795
  • Entry to three full days
  • Access to all stages
  • Access to networking app
  • Access to mentoring sessions
  • Access to tech careers
  • Access to Deal Room
  • Access to Tech Garden Expo
  • Entry to Founders Night
  • Entry to official Closing Party

Find new horizons. For the pros seeking the next step in their careers, trends, new ideas, collaborators and inspirations

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

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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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Are you thinking of attending but not sure? Or you are just curious and want a taste of Pause... See you in the Tech Garden Expo!

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
Cloudfare
WGSN
Adidas
Microsoft
Speakers Day 2
MESA
Facebook
Square Peg
Google NEST
Uber Air
Speakers Day 3
David "Shingy" Shing
Culture Amp
Atlassian / Trello
Territory Studio
Netflix

News

08 Aug 2019
Motion Response 2020 artists and studios announced

Pause Fest’s signature initiative now in its 10th year, stronger than ever, is back! Motion...

05 Oct 2019
Find who will own the future in the next decade at Pause Fest 2020

Pause Fest, the world's leading independent festival for business and creativity, is excited to reveal its...

02 Oct 2019
Your favourite ten keynotes from Pause 2019

In its ninth year, Pause Fest launched their talent-stacked roster for the festival held on 6-8 Feb 2019 at...