PauseFest 2020 sources industry relevant volunteers with Paddl

Customer Stories Jan 29, 2020

PauseFest brings together thought and business leaders, innovators, creatives and a cohort of curious minds from around the world. Celebrating its 10th year, PauseFest 2020 saw 2000+ patrons each day showcasing new developments and thought provoking concepts for the future across the creative, tech and business industries.

Ensuring that local and international guests have a motivating and enriching experience is the top priority. With a dynamic programme of keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and interactive experiences, choosing how best to spend your day is an exciting challenge.

Like most major festivals, PauseFest requires a small army of volunteers to support event logistics and help guests navigate their experience.

With such a diverse range of complex subject matter, PauseFest engaged Paddl to surface volunteers with experience and personal interest in this years topics to deliver a first class guest service.

Vivien Tran - Melbourne VIC, AU | Paddl
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XP Profiles surface industry relevant volunteers

The Paddl Talent team shared 4 opportunities with PauseFest on in search of Front of House, Speaker Liaison, Staging Assistant and Social Media Support volunteers.

Paddl Experience Profiles enable deeper analysis into an applicant's experience by capturing a broader range of learning activities.

With over 400 applicants, Paddl focused on this years content pillars to deliver a highly curated shortlist of 60 volunteers with demonstrated experience across technology, design, marketing and business skill sets.

Paddl has been amazing and the volunteers are exceptional. We get a lot of good feedback from speakers and attendees on how friendly they were. Great partnership! - George Hedon, Founder and CEO of Pause Fest
A smiling volunteer from at PauseFest 2020

Volunteering builds valuable skills and experience

Paddl's global community of Infinite Learners are driven to gather valuable experience from all kinds of learning activities. Volunteering can provide access to unique opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach.

The PauseFest experience offers networking with local and international business leaders, unique content on our future industries, insights from global thought leaders and much more.

Tickets are expensive, by volunteering Paddl's Infinite Learners had access to all of this plus a unique perspective from behind the scenes of one of Australia's best future festivals.

I'm exploring grad programs in tech consulting and UI/UX. Volunteering at PauseFest helped me develop my communication skills... I also got to help a company demonstrate their AR/VR technology!
- Vivien Tran, 3rd Year Commerce & IT Student

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PauseFest is all about delivering 'content you can't Google' and an energising experience to Australia's current and future leaders. With Paddl, the team at Pause has been able to rely on committed volunteers that contribute the same curiosity and wonder as the thousands of guests they host each day.

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