Networking: Not one size fits all

1:00pm Thursday, 30 April 2020
2:00pm Thursday, 30 April 2020
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In this webinar the AMaGA Emerging Professionals National Network ask our panel of special guests what networking has meant for them. Now it is more important than ever to build meaningful connection within our industry and to learn how we can support each other to make the sector stronger.

  • Can networking create opportunities?
  • Do you have to be an extrovert to effectively network?
  • How to make the most of your new connection.
  • Using your networks to start working for yourself.


Ben Newsome CF, Founder and Director of Fizzics Education

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 350,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Children’s Education Services Winner , 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.


Tilly Boleyn, Curator at Science Gallery Melbourne

Tilly is a massive nerd who is curious about the world and everything in it. She has a background in museums, galleries, education, festivals, broadcasting and research. Originally a microbiologist, Tilly ran from the lab into the arms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she quickly discovered a natural talent as a science gossip – meaning she better at talking about other people’s science rather than doing her own.

She has curated exhibitions on health, medicine, experimentation, the moon, play, the voice, engineering, waste, sustainability and is now working towards the opening show at Science Gallery Melbourne, MENTAL, and beyond. Tilly is currently delighted by blurring the boundaries between science, art, design, technology, maths, engineering, large-scale-batteries-powered-by-human-urine and doing things she's told aren't allowed.


Dr Mike Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Mike Jones is an archivist, historian, and collections consultant based in the Research Centre for Deep History, Australian National University. He has more than a decade of experience working with the GLAM sector on digital, archival, and public history projects. In December 2018 he completed his PhD in History at the University of Melbourne's School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (conferred in April 2019). The resulting thesis, Documenting Artefacts and Archives in the Relational Museum, is an interdisciplinary look at the history of computerisation in museums, the interconnectedness of archives and museum collections, and the ways in which collections-based knowledge is conceptualised, captured, and managed by large collecting institutions.

Nina Earl, facilitator, Emerging Professionals Network

Nina Earl is a curator and science communicator who works at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. With a background in earth sciences and water conservation she is now trying to understand the world of science through the objects used to research it. 


30th April 2020
12:30 – 1:30 PM ACST (SA, NT)
11AM - 12 Noon AWST (WA)

Emerging Professionals Network Members: $0 Network members tickets are subsidised by the Emerging Professionals Network
Members: $20
Non-Members: $40


All members who register receive:  

  • recording of the webinar
  • Q&A with the speakers 
  • Additional Resources

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