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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. Our innovation focus is about people, mindset and culture - for a good purpose.

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 80 media outlets from across the world. In fact, over the course of ten years, our event has seen 80,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors.

In 2021, we’re self claiming ‘MTV for innovation’ title and we can’t wait for you to experience the next level of online event experience built on UX. Less FOMO, more INSPO.

About fest

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Speakers

Featuring
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Antler Global
Yasmine Morrison
VC
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SYLVAIN
Alain Sylvain
Founder & CEO
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City of Melbourne
Sally Capp
Lord Mayor
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Hootsuite
Megan Hughes
Country Mngr. & Reg. Sales Dir., APAC
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ZOOX
Karen Sorensen
Senior Manager, Marketing
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IDEO
Jennifer Riel
Global Director, Strategy
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D&AD
Tim Lindsay
Chairman
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Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist
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Pause Club

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Pause Fest 2021 Online is happening in days, get ready. If you still don't have your tickets try the hot sale on Business tickets combo for next 24hrs.

 

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GET 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.

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YOUR CONCIERGE

If you are working in HR, BD or you may be looking for future clients etc. We have a dedicated personal assistant, called Concierge that will find and schedule ten meetings for you from attendees at the event. Plus you get all the benefits of Innovation ticket. Limited service.

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Hassan Sukkar

“The event was fantastic, both in its content and its execution.”

Hassan Sukkar

Marketing – Australia and New Zealand, TESLA

Rita Arrigo

“I’m such a big fan of Pause Fest. What inspires me most about Pause is that it is always thinking about the future world we want. I see my role in helping people to understand how we use tech to get there. But Pause loops together so many different parts of the community - artists and creative, business leaders, tech gurus and many more. Collaboration at scale is how we will achieve great things.”

Rita Arrigo

Industry Digital Strategist, Microsoft

Mike Butcher

“It’s the cornucopia of subjects that just really excite the mind.”

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-large, TechCrunch

Garry Williams

“A brilliant gathering of minds and an activation that every year for so many people creates new partnerships, new projects and new possibilities for their future objectives.”

Garry Williams

Creative Producer Innovation, Melbourne Connect

Ally

“Pause Fest is such a melting pot of people, organisations and ideas – it connects industry with exceptional opportunities. The SheEO development program that I am currently participating in I first heard about at Pause. It’s always reinventing, pushing innovation and driving home value add.”

Ally Watson

Founder and CEO, Code Like A Girl

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PROGRAM TRACKS

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Grow, scale, dominate! Easy, right? The world’s leading minds will share their experiences in how they scaled their business.
Junkee Media, Afterpay
Citrix
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Looking for purpose within your business? We bring you leading brands to talk about how pivoting to purpose will create meaningful impact.
HyperloopTT, Small Fires
Publishing
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Tech is a disruptor, we know that. But what are the effects and practical implementations of these tectonic shifts in our society and business?
WGSN, Startup Genome
Atlassian
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What’s the function of design in today’s world? How will we experience and express this in the future products and environments.
Bompas&Parr, NXT Museum
Google Pay
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Building a product? There are so many variables in building a perfect product and all of these must come together for the launch.
I&Co
 
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Have brands truly been authentic during 2020? Many pivoted and transformed to be relevant in a changing market. Staying relevant and resilient is a must today.
Netflix, Adidas
 
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We are gathering Australia’s policy makers, entrepreneurs and world leaders to talk about how to build better, more smarter society.
Turismo de Portugal Commune di Milano
iDiscover
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Artificial intelligence, privacy and cyber security will transform the next decade. We’ll look into future of AI fueled services and what it means for humanity.
European Space Agency

 
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Everything from current trends, new movements to shocking truths, hard issues and deep discussions on everything tech.
Revolut, Newlab

 

THIS IS PAUSE FEST

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REASONS, NO EXCUSES.

  1. Exclusive and practical content
  2. Leading international & local speakers
  3. Skills building workshops
  4. Video on demand
  5. 1-on-1 Online and round tables
  6. Pause Club community access
  7. Professional development
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News

09 Feb 2021
Final 24 global leaders join the Innovation Capital

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07 Feb 2021
Pause Awards 2020 Winners Announced

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19 Jan 2021
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