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Pause Fest 2016

Pause 2016 Satellite Events - Two Square Pegs

Pause Fest

Friday, 12 February 2016 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (AEDT)

Pause 2016 Satellite Events - Two Square Pegs

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Creating the X-Factor in Innovation for Better Business
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Diversity is now the X-factor in business success. Why? 

The fact is diversity in thinking is critical for a persons as well as a company's ability to innovate and adapt in such fast-changing, global and connected environment.

Diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age lead to new insights, new ways of working, new solutions and new products. Diversity helps breeds innovation. And innovation breeds business success.

But how do we find diverse people to collaborate with? 

How do we build build truly diverse teams? and most importantly, manage them and work in them?

This panel discussion will give you tips and help you find ways to connect with diverse perspectives for success.

The moderator + host for this event

Trang Du - Founder 

Two Square Pegs

Two Square Pegs is a social enterprise which provides some much-needed affordable hands-on support for small businesses. By connecting them with experts on Two Square Pegs, small cash-strapped businesses can gain access to affordable expertise through alternative payment arrangements. We recognise that many experienced professionals are frustrated by the lack of opportunity to use, update or grow their skills in the workplace. We provide a new approach to find interesting work that makes a real difference to a business.

Trang is a social entrepreneur and designer who believes in creating useful and engaging products, and is passionate about harnessing technology to help solve social issues through community based projects. Projects, which foster collaboration, encourage people to connect and build great working relationships. Trang believes that diversity and prosperity go hand in hand in business. To truly drive growth and innovation, we need to embrace business solutions that create more inclusive and flexible opportunities for people to contribute.

The panel speakers

Baqir Khan - Manager Member Led Projects & Volunteering Program

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

ASRC has a really great integration model for newly arrived Australians in their organisation as well as an employment division that helps people find long term sustainable employment solutions.

Baqir Khan manages the Member Led Projects & Volunteering Program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Innovation Hub. He is also an adjunct lecturer at RMIT, where he teaches Language Management in International Organisations. Baqir has conducted research in learning development, culture & information systems, sustainable sourcing, mentoring, leadership and innovation. He also has extensive experience working with local and international NGOs in the community and development sector. He speaks regularly on the issues of empowerment and program innovation.

Matthew Lambelle  - CEO

Wise Employment

Wise Employment is a NFP that owns and operates 4 socially responsible companies that sees qualified tradespeople and skilled professionals work alongside people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, that have struggled to sustain employment such as people with a disability, mental illness, long term unemployed, tenants of public housing and refugees. 

Matthew Lambelle is passionate about solutions that improves the lives of people, enhances the community, makes commercial sense and adds value. He is an accomplished services sector executive with a flair for leading people, business strategy, change, operations, business development, marketing and communications. With a proven ability to adapt, quickly analyse key business drivers, manage P&L’s, grow multimillion dollar revenues, develop and execute strategies that create value

Phillip Taylor - Director of Productive Aging

National Seniors Australia

National Seniors  is an organisation helping older Australians and represent their views on issues such as age discrimination, mature age employment, superannuation, pension increases, health and aged care

Phillip Taylor has researched and written in the field of age and the labour market for 25 years. His interests include the management of labour supply, individual orientations to work and retirement, employer attitudes and practices towards older workers and international developments in public policies aimed at combating age barriers in the labour market and prolonging working life. He also a Professor of Human Resource Management at Federation University Australia as well as adjunct Professor in research at Monash University

Jan Owen - Founder

Foundation of Young Australians

At FYA we believe young people are not a problem to be helped or solved. In fact we believe just the opposite. Young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. And can do it all with a social conscience that will let them build a better world in the process

Jan Owen is a a pioneer of the youth sector in Australia, Jan has dedicated most of her working life to social change and encouraging young people to give back and invest their talents in their communities and things they are passionate about. Before joining FYA, Jan was Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia, which aims to increase the impact of the Australian social sector. Prior to this,  Jan has contributed to the establishment of many social change organisations in Australia and served on a wide range of Boards. 























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Discover People, Passion and Purpose.

Discover content you can’t Google.

Discover creative collisions.


Make the most of your Pause experience at our satellite events.
With so much talent in one city, let alone country, we decided to create a whole series of in house and satellite events to ensure variety, promote talent, encourage interest, and develop practical skills.


Our event holders put in a lot of work to make sure that these events are high quality and engaging - so make sure that you show your support and grab a ticket as soon as you can! These seats go quickly, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

We will be adding these events as we go, so make sure you don’t miss out.


Most events are free to attend, however prior registration is essential for each individual event listed above.


Please note that attendance to only these events does not provide access to other events for conference attendees.


For the full Pause Fest 2016 experience, tickets to the 3 day conference are available by clicking here



On the Friday and Saturday of Pause, the Startup Expo showcases the newest products and insights from the best start ups in town. Exhibitors are able to present their ideas and plans for the future in front of the entire Pause community, speakers, special guests and major companies. This is a great opportunity for both startups and investors who for 2 days, are able to connect, collaborate and talk all things startup.  Come to the expo for live demos, giveaways, and to see if you can spot the next big thing.  


Are you a startup and ready for your big moment to shine? We've got great news for you! Apply now for one of our special "Golden Tickets" that will give you a spot at our Startup Expo and a one day conference pass for only $60! Just imagine where that exposure could take your business.


We have gathered a selection of the best of the best - the ultimate thinkers, creatives, entrepreneurs and developers will be presenting intimate, thought provoking and engaging workshops and masterclasses just for pause attendees. These masterclasses and workshops will challenge, inspire and sharpen your senses, and will make sure you have fun in the process. Come and learn, so you can create. We will be announcing these events soon, so make sure you don’t miss out. Spaces are very limited.


I have already purchased a conference pass, do I need to register?

Yes. These events have a limited capacity and are open the general public, so early registration is essential if you don't want to miss out!

I have not purchased a conference pass, can I still attend these events?

Yes! We love to share the Pause Fest experience to as many people as possible, so these events are open to everyone. However for all our other exciting events, talks, parties and experiences you will need to pick up a ticket to our conference.


Do I need to register for each event I wish to attend?

Yes. The events listed above all have a limited capacity, so prior registration is essential.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Limited parking is available to the rear of Federation Square. Pause Festival highly recommends catching public transport to all events, as we have specifically designed your Pause 2016 event experience around the transport hubs of Melbourne.

Federation Square travel information, click here


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring anything you need to engage at the event that you are attending. If you are attending a workshop of any description, be sure to bring your laptop and ensure you have the required software. Do not bring anything that would be inappropriate.


Is my registration/ticket transferable?

No, sorry.


Where can I find accommodation?

If you are travelling interstate or internationally to the festival there are many options to choose from in Melbourne CBD. Please remember that February is a very busy period, so book your stay at your earliest convenience.

Can I get a refund?

Pause does not issue an exchange or refund for a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed ticket. A change in personal circumstances does not entitle a ticket holder to return or exchange a ticket.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us at tickets [at] pausefest.com.au

Have questions about Pause 2016 Satellite Events - Two Square Pegs? Contact Pause Fest

When & Where

The Cube, ACMI
Fed Square
Corner Swanston and Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Friday, 12 February 2016 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (AEDT)

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Pause Fest

Pause is a catalyst for innovation, a uniter of industries, a platform for the future. We bring together the world’s best people and projects for one week of mind blowing digital creativity, innovation and inspiration.

Pause Festival has attracted a powerful mix of industry professionals, startups and early adopters from a broad range of digital disciplines. The event presents an unparalleled opportunity for people to connect, collaborate and launch creative digital projects alongside global leaders and visionary brands.


Sony missed the mp3.
Coke and Pepsi missed energy drinks.
Kodak missed digital.
Nokia forgot about innovation.
Borders missed ebooks.
Travel agents didn't foresee the internet.
Banks missed digital currency.

Don't miss the Next Big Thing.











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Pause 2016 Satellite Events - Two Square Pegs
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