The Australian event is allowing ten VIP volunteers to access festival grounds via microchip

Pause Fest, the creative business and tech event in Australia, is showcasing a new method for entry to their 2018 conference. While the event is in February, ten guests of the event have already been given microchips in lieu of passes to enter the festival's grounds.

Pause Fest's founder George Hedon told Forbes, “It is less about the ticketing aspect and more about pioneering a digital experience. There has been talk about inserting chips for sometime, but aside from chipping dogs and pets little has been done to see how they can improve our lives.”

The microchips cost $200 and use near-field communication (NFC) technology to allow their VIP owners total access around the event. But what about after the event? Well, microchip technology is gaining some popularity and does have other purposes; for example it can be used as a key for a home, or in the case of Swedish Railways, it can act as a train ticket.

Pause Fest

Pause Fest, the creative business and tech event in Australia, is showcasing a new method for entry to their 2018 conference. While the event is in February, ten guests of the event have already been given microchips in lieu of passes to enter the festival's grounds.

Pause Fest's founder George Hedon told Forbes, “It is less about the ticketing aspect and more about pioneering a digital experience. There has been talk about inserting chips for sometime, but aside from chipping dogs and pets little has been done to see how they can improve our lives.”