pause fest 2020

What is Pause Fest All About?

IT’S ALL ABOUT KNOWLEDGE FROM OTHERS – COLLABORATING AND COMMUNICATING.

 IDEAS THAT CAN’T BE GOOGLED.

Pause Fest is an annual tech conference held in Melbourne from February 5-7 2020. The content is all about technology, graphic design, the future of technology and the future for us.

 There is so much knowledge coming from speakers who have been in the trenches working on these new technologies. The wisdom they have and are willing to share with everyone is truly invaluable – these are things that a simple web search won’t yield for you.

KEYNOTES

From local heroes to global dominators, together on a few stages in half-hour blocks – these people will treat you to a journey through their eyes.

PANELS

At the Pause Fest tech conference, hear from leaders as they discuss, and debate, on the trending topics and conversations from the industry. This is your opportunity to join, absorb, and ask questions of these very knowledgeable people.

MISTAKES AND FAILURES

We all failed at something. Read that again. We all failed at something. Understand and learn from the leaders as they share all the highs and lows from their experiences. We are all human – don’t think for a second that everyone doesn’t fail at some point in time. Sometimes trends move quicker than companies can adjust – sometimes we believe we have come up with the best new flashy thing, and it just doesn’t seem to take off as you’d anticipated. You are not alone, not in the slightest. Remember fidget spinners? They came and went as quickly as the Melbourne weather changes, but in its 15 minutes of fame, it caused a shortage in ball bearings as the world had never seen. The next big thing can cause a huge ripple.

FIRESIDE

There is nothing better than having a front-row seat when two titans collide in one epic journey. Be there to hear it. These speakers will have it all for you.

WALKING TALKS

As long as you can walk and talk, these are the perfect opportunity for you to not only discuss the subject but meet the people involved. Honest answers to real questions – the only chance you will have is if you are there.

CASE STUDIES

Sometimes the best way to learn is through challenges, insights and perspectives. The pure and honest wisdom available on this platform is just incredible.

WORKSHOPS

Hands-on and interactive workshops are the best way to pick up a skill or two. Places are limited to 30 participants, and the workshops run for about 1-2 hours. These places will fill up fast, so get in quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available now, so get in soon before prices rise!

See below for a full list of speakers:

WayneAllanTechnical Product ManagerRealestate.com.au
GalitArielFounder and immersive space explorerwondARlands
ArturoArrarteHead of Growth – Asia PacificSlack
KatyBarfieldCEOYume
PaulBassatCo-Founder and PartnerSquare Peg
SusieBayesHead of Partnerships and PhilanthropyGuardian Australia
MichaelBiercukCEO & FounderQ-CTRL
KaylaBrizoLead Product ManagerSony Music Ent.
NickyBrysonDirector of Strategy & Insight, PwC & FounderThe Trenches
SebChanChief Experience OfficerACMI
StephenieChengProduct ManagerNetflix
KaleyChuAuthor100 Lunches
TrentClews-De CastellaCEOPHORIA
BryonyColeCEOThe Future of Sex
StevenCornwellGlobal Director, Grand ExperienceERA-co
NigelDaltonCo-FounderBandGarage
AthanDidaskalouCo-FounderJuly
DidierElzingaFounder and CEOCulture Amp
HughForrestChief Programming OfficerSXSW (Live Video)
PaulFrancisGlobal Head of Sport ScienceAdidas
KateFreebairnUX DirectorGoogle Nest
RichFulcherUX DirectorGoogle, Material Design
JohnGraham-CummingCTOCloudflare
BrianGreenCharacter TDWalt Disney Animation Studios
Dr AngusHerveyCo-Founder & Political EconomistFuture Crunch
JasonJuma-RossTech StrategyFacebook
SungkuKangDirector of Research and DevelopmentGiantStep
ManuelLawrencePedestrian PlannerArup
TammyMartinCo-FounderBandGarage
NathanMussonFoundereMoo Media
TomOgletreeSenior Director of Social Impact and External AffairsGeneral Assembly
MilesOrkinChief of StaffGoogle Cloud – Apps UX
SarahOwenSenior EditorInsight, WGSN
DomPriceWork FuturistAtlassian
DomPymCo-FounderUp Banking
MikeRigbyVP and Executive Creative DirectorR/GA
JessicaRuhfusFounderCollabosaurus
TimRuseCo-Founder and CEOZero Latency
MikeSafyanVP of LaunchPlanet Labs Inc.
CormacSheehanFounderGreen Planet
David Sheldon-HicksCofounder & ECDTerritory Studio
DavidShingDigital Prophet
AurelienSimonExecutive Producer, Emerging TechnologyThe Mill
AlastairSimpsonHead of Design; Platform, Growth, Trello & ConfluenceAtlassian
BarbaraSoalheiroFounderMESA
JamesSpenceleyChairmanAirtasker
LucyThomasCEOPROJECT ROCKIT
HaraldurThorleifssonCEO & FounderUENO
LisaWattsCEOThe Conversation
JasonWhiteCo-Founder & CCOLeviathan
AshleighWilsonQLF Student Services & Community ManagerCoder Academy
StephanieWinklerHead of InsightsAPAC, VICE
LaDonnaWitmer WillemsAssociate Editorial DirectorDropbox Brand Studio