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Reasons to Pause in 2016


Set to run 8-14 Feb. in Melbourne, Australia, Pause Fest is the premier annual digital event aimed at supporting and showcasing the best in creative, tech and business from Australia and all around the world. In the past two weeks, more than 30 new speakers have been added to this year’s agenda, which is chock-full of groundbreaking events. Be sure to visit the site to get up-to-speed with all the excitement underway. Officially, 10 Feb. is Creative Day, 11 Feb. is Tech Day and 12 Feb. is Business Day, but each day offers a dazzling array of curated offerings to inspire and feed every facet of your interests. For example, look for events Read more

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Interested in being a guest speaker? Start early!


If you have the goal of becoming a successful guest speaker in the business world, I have some tips to share about getting started. These are based on my experiences working with some very talented people who are currently on-the-rise as star presenters, including Sarofsky Corporation’s Erin Sarofsky – and Chad Hutson and Jason White, the principals of Leviathan. Here are the preliminary tips (two more follow below):

. Start early
. Focus on these efforts as a key business activity
. Set your sights strategically to target the right opportunities
. Have a very specific vision for your proposed presentation and communicate it with the correct person before the deadline while also providing a well-organized summary of your speaking history Read more

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Pause Fest 2014

Pause Fest 2014 is now underway in Melbourne, Australia. That’s right – we’re missing it again… but there’s always next year, right?

Taking place 13-16 February in Melbourne, Australia, Pause Fest is a springboard that allows creative professionals from the digital realm to meet, inspire, learn, launch and join forces… promoting digital culture and enabling worldwide creative collaborations.

The Pause Fest ID I’m embedding here is courtesy of Váscolo, Read more

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The Next Now: Pause Digital Festival 2012

Pause Digital Festival is now preparing to bring some of the world’s best and brightest leaders in the digital industries to Melbourne, Australia, for the second straight year. Set to run Nov. 8-11, 2012, the itinerary promises 14 screenings, six industry workshops, eight interactive projects and the PauseStage premiere conference event, making Pause Fest the must-attend event for all innovators in the creative industry.

The exclusive PauseStage one-day event offers some especially extraordinary opportunities for professional development through a moderated Q&A session from Mark Simpson of Sydney’s Sixty40 studio, and speakers like Leviathan’s executive creative director Jason White, among many others from world-leading studios and agencies. For further information on purchasing tickets, planning your trip and all the events, check-out the Pause Fest 2012 program (embedded above or here) or visit www.pausefest.com.au.

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Pause Fest 2011 call for creative submissions



PauseMelbourne Australia’s pioneer digital festival Pause Fest is set to showcase the future of technology, art and ideas from 7 through 13 November, 2011. Since the event is being designed to foster sharing, networking and education, creative companies and agencies worldwide are being invited to submit projects for possible display. Read more

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