George Hedon is the Founder and CEO of Pause Fest, the world's leading festival of business and creativity. Under his creative leadership, Pause Fest has attracted major brands, startups, agencies, corporate entities and governments; has hosted more than 700 international and local speakers supporting the growth of Australian-born businesses and enterprises; and welcomed 65,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers. Since its inception in 2010, Pause Fest has captured the minds and hearts of the nation to become the industry epicentre and launch platform for countless local startups including Canva, Zero Latency and Girls in Tech.
George's interests lie in unfolding the future with meaningful experiences and interactions with real humans. His expertise in design, advertising, media, music, curation and events has positioned him as an in-demand speaker at meetups and global industry events such as SXSW, and as a judge for various events including Techstars Startup Weekend.