If you haven’t heard of Pause Fest be prepared to feast your eyes and ears on some pretty spectacular displays. 7 stages, 30+ international speakers, 200 local speakers, 24 workshops, 18 panels, 30 startups and 21 tracks of content so we promise you there will be something for everyone.
For 2019, Pause Fest isn’t interested in where art meets design. Here, they are all about design in business, designing great teams, startups, business models, how creativity drives innovation, value and profits. It’s design meets business. If this sounds like something right up your alley, check out some of the design talks that will be held at Pause Fest 2019.
THE POWER OF CREATIVES: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE GREATNESS
Lydia Hummel // VP Design and Studio Director, Tiffany & Co.
Whether you’re building new teams or revitalising old ones, there are a few things that can help create sustainable group dynamics. Creative Lead, Lydia Hummel, explores why it pays to empower your designers, and why an agile ‘Team of Thinkers’ is the best model for sustainable greatness.
HOW TO NURTURE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION
Juliana Proserpio // Co-Founder & Global Design Director, Echos – Innovation Lab
As designers, we’re constantly redesigning our relationship with our surroundings. Design is an action for creating new futures, new solutions and new business. In this talk, Juliana Proserpio from innovation lab, Echos, will explain what it means to build desirable futures, and how to foster an innovation ecosystem.
INSIDE THE COMMODIFICATION OF INTIMACY
Dr. Melis Senova // Founder, Huddle
Warmth. Closeness. Togetherness. Join Huddle founder, Dr. Melis Senova, for a look at the nature of intimacy. What role does intimacy play in our lives? And how will emerging technologies affect that role in the future? In a world of fractured connection, intimacy might become the most valued attribute yet.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF CRAZY
Stephen Gates // Head of Design Transformation, InVision
Today, creative people have the opportunity to affect businesses in ways we haven’t seen since the Industrial Revolution, but too few of us know how to take advantage of these opportunities. In this keynote, InVision’s Head of Design Transformation, Stephen Gates, will share unique insights on creativity and innovation that he has learned through leading creative teams for some of the world’s biggest brands and working with senior teams at Apple, Google, Facebook and beyond.
DESIGNING FOR TRUST, GROWTH AND GETTING SH*T DONE
Julia Khusainova // Experience Design Manager, Airbnb
Airbnb has been a peer-to-peer platform since the beginning, but now we’re opening up to businesses and new product lines. How is design uniquely positioned to unlock the business growth and new opportunities, while challenging the fundamental model of Airbnb business at the same time?
Pause Fest goes down 6-8 February 2019 at Fed Square. Pre-sale and early bird tickets are now sold out. Prices are set to increase every month. Pause Fest 2018 sold out so make sure you get yours ASAP via www.pausefest.com.au