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
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

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.

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CREATOR

$295

Is for the individuals that seek to commmercialise their ideas.

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EXPLORER

$895

Is for the individuals that seek professional development.

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LEADER

$1,195

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

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...

19 Jan 2019
Meet your stage MC’s

The stage hosts to us are equally as important as the speakers, maybe even more, because you go through the...

19 Jan 2019
Hello to legends. The Pause programming team!

Pause Fest’s global reputation which shines a light on the best of the Australian creative, tech and...