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 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
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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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 Convention Exhibition Centre.

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CREATOR

$195
  • 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

$1,395
  • 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

$1,195
  • 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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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
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

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...

25 Jan 2020
Global and Australian Premieres at Pause 2020

In only few days, you will be able to hear-first, learn-first and experience-first some of the most...

12 Jan 2020
Pause Week of events

Pause Fest is more than just a conference; it's an entire experience. And with that in mind, we have...