Pause Fest 2020
5 February 2020

5-7 Feb 2020
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

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 'Australia's SXSW''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.



Pause Fest was built on a set of values that have stood firm for a decade, but our programming evolves each year as we keep apace with the industry’s trends and needs. We’ve created a culture for the brightest of creators and innovators to come together and share their projects, knowledge, passions and insights – openly, freely and generously for the benefit of the entire community.

Every experience you have is a raw material to create with. We believe that creativity was, is and will be the future of any business; because creativity is innovation, connecting different experiences into a new one. We firmly believe that everyone is creative - it’s a skill that can be learned. Pause Fest provides an environment in which you can learn how to be more innovative and then apply those learnings to your everyday business, no matter the industry you’re in. 

You should pause to learn, network and grow.


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