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Pause Fest 2018

  • Fed Square Melbourne Place Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Pause is Australia's premier creative, tech and business event.

A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries, and a platform for the future, Pause brings the world’s foremost thought leaders like Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Hyperloop, Fast Company, Girls in Tech, This American Life, SXSW, Pixar and Lucasfilm together with local heroes, for one unforgettably action-packed event.


Pause is not just in the ether, it’s real and it’s here again in 2018. Pause is not just a group of people idly swiping their phones to a synth soundtrack during a PowerPoint lecture. Pause is a substantive convergence of minds that goes beyond the jargon and behind the hype. We meet, we talk, we argue and we work together for three days with explosive results.*

Pause 2018 will be bigger and bolder than ever, with over 150 global leaders on five stages delivering unstoppable inspiration on themes from Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence, Digital Culture and the Blockchain. Not to mention a Startup Expo, VIP dinners, a Business Breakfast and a super fun after party each night.

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