Big names for the massive festival. Very yours. Pause MCs.

'You don't go to Pause for the filter coffee', we clearly stated that last year. We want you to experience a fully crafted event to the very detail. From the speaker to reception and our recharging corner.


And we would not have the event without the most welcoming, intelligent, witty, local community builders that will open their minds and hearts to welcome you to their stage.


This year in particular, with TWO new stages, we present to you the absolute champs in the Melbourne eco-system. Track them by the stage and day below.

And don't forget to say hello when you see them!








Day One - 7 FEB 2018 Global Stage Deakin Edge Garry Williams Inspire 9
  Local Heroes ACMI Cinema 1 Beatrix Holland Bureau de Change
  Pub Talks Beer Deluxe Joshua Lipscombe LaunchVIC
  Specialist Stage Taxi Riverside Michelle Mannering Variant X
Day Two - 8 FEB 2018 Global Stage Deakin Edge Kirsteene Phelan Rome2Rio
  Local Heroes ACMI Cinema 1 Jeanette Cheah Hacker Exchange
  Pub Talks Beer Deluxe Amelia Schmidt Code Like A Girl
  Specialist Stage Taxi Riverside Rohit Bhargava Startup Playbook
Day Three - 9 FEB 2018 Global Stage Deakin Edge Anna Reeves That Startup Show
  Local Heroes ACMI Cinema 1 Cat Hayes MAKE Studios
  Pub Talks Beer Deluxe Sheree Rubinstein One Roof
  Specialist Stage Taxi Riverside Simon Small Lexer