Unconference, think tank, art project.


Planning Travels
It’s the sense of connection you know and love, created, delivered, and grown for the community, by the community. We build the experience one human exchange and one solitary moment of reflection at a time. This is a literal suitcase that is traveling the country, linking us and changing us, even as we change it. 
It's a traveling suitcase waiting for interactions, experiences, and stories. It's what we make it to be and we need you to be a part of it.

Upcoming Event

Pause & Play

How do we use technology and software to get things done? What keeps us excited and wanting more?

Recent Events


Can a software platform, like English as a creole, include elements of other languages??

Stand Tall

Produced by Women Innovating Together. What do inclusion, justice, and representation in tech look like?

How do we think about coding? How do we think? 

About Pause

Want to get involved?

PauseOnError is a gathering of software developers and consultants who use Claris FileMaker. This is a SELF-ORGANIZING effort; content is created by the attendees who don't just listen to presentations: they participate in discussions, share, and make things. It's taken many forms over the years but, above all, it's just really cool to get together, share our work, get feedback and learn from each other. Check out past events for more.

A geek is someone who socializes via objects.

Past Events

May 25, 2017

The Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA. Mar 25-28, 2017. Homepage, Attendees and Schedule: Los Gatos 2018

March 13, 2016

Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel, Cleveland, OH. Mar 13-15, 2016. Homepage, Attendees and Schedule: Cleveland2016 wiki

October 26, 2014

Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Oct 26-28, 2014. Homepage, Attendees and Schedule: PDX2014 wiki.

June 6, 2013

 Pause[x]Berlin June 6-8, 2013, Hotel, Berlin. Stralauer Allee 3, 10245 Berlin. Details and schedule here.

March 3, 2013

Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon. March 3-5, 2013. Homepage, Attendees and Schedule: PDX2013 wiki

October 20, 2011

Pause[x]London, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Oct 20 - 21, 2011. Homepage, attendees, and schedule here.

February 17, 2011

Ace Hotel, NYC. February 17th and 18th, 2011 Details, registration & how to participate: NYC2011 wiki

January 21, 2010

Ace Hotel, Portland. January 21-22, 2010 Homepage, Planning, Notes and Sessions: Portland wiki.

July 16, 2009

The first one. Ace Hotel, NYC. July 16th and 17th, 2009 Homepage, Attendees and Schedule: NYC wiki

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Co-founders: John Sindelar, and Ernest Koe. Big props to our distinguished Steering Committee alumni: Lisette Wilson, Susan Fennema, Martha Zink, Todd Geist, Molly Connolly, Matt Navarre, Andy Gaunt, Kate Lee, Dan Weiss, and Gerald Chang.

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