About Robbie Mitch

I work for Econnect Communication in Brisbane and am el Presidente of the SEQ ASC Branch

South East Queensland AGM 2014

27 February 2014
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Save the date!

The south east Queensland AGM will be happening 27 Feb 2014.

Time: 6-7pm

Venue: TBC in South Brisbane or West End

RSVP and suggestions: robbie@econnect.com.au

Please watch this space for further details.

Science Week Trivia Night, Brisbane

13 August 2013
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

The South East Queensland Australian Science Communicators branch has teamed up with the Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland to celebrate National Science Week with a spot of trivia.

Hosted by the Green Beacon Brewery,Teneriffe, and mc’d by the talented Dr Joel Gilmore, the night will be cocktail of good beer, food, science and fun.

Invite your family, colleagues and friends or rock up on the night to join in on the fun.

Capacity is limited, so book your tickets and register your team now at http://sciencetrivia2013.eventbrite.com.au/

Ticket prices
Before the night: Members $12, Non Members $17
On the night: Members $15, Non Members $20


  • 6 pm – Doors open
  • 7 pm – Trivia begins
  • 9 pm – Trivia finishes


Yes, there will be plenty of these!

What if I don’t have a team?

Don’t worry. If you don’t have a team, we’ll help you form one on the night. Help us out by arriving a little before trivia begins and we’ll be sure to help you find some friends.


Some street parking is available on Helen Street and in surrounding streets. We suggest you carpool and nominate a designated driver if you are going to drive in.

Public transport

The Brisbane City Glider stops at the CityGlider Terminus at the Teneriffe Ferry, about 100 metres from Green Beacon Brewery. The 393 bus also stops mere metres away at Commercial Rd at Florence Street, stop 13. To find your best public transport options, visit Translink.

Age Restrictions

Unfortunately, this event is for those aged 18 and over only.

SEQ AGM + Meet the Experts

30 January 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The South East Queensland AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th January at QPAC cafe, South Brisbane.

Members can nominate on the night or via proxy for the following positions:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Social media manager
  • Student liaison
  • Committee member

To coincide, we will be hosting a panel discussion with three prominent science communicators

  • Jenni Metcalfe, Director of Econnect Communication
  • Claire Cameron, Acting Science Communications Manager at Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  • Ben Creagh, Communication Manager with CSIROs Environment Group
  • Liz Minchin, Queensland editor, The Conversation

They will share their experiences, both good and bad, in communicating science to various audiences and reveal the challenges of understanding the needs, expectations and concerns of specific audiences.

This event is aimed at science communicators, researchers, scientists – at all levels – who are interested in learning about what practicing science communicators do in their day-to-day working lives and why it matters. It will also provide attendees with a forum to explore networking opportunities.

When: Wednseday 30th January, 2013 from 6pm
Where: QPAC cafe, South Brisbane
RSVP: robbie@econnect.com.au

National AGM and Trivia Night

27 November 2012
6:00 pmto10:00 pm
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

Think you could out-fact Dr Karl? Then show off your skills at our Science Trivia Night.

Organise a table of friends or team up with others on the night. Hosted by science all-rounder David Ellyard the night will be a great way to meet like minded people and exercise the brain.

ASC members are also encouraged to attend the National AGM which will be held before the Trivia, to share their ideas on organising the next ASC conference to be held in Brisbane in 2014 and to elect a new president.

What: Science Trivia Night and National AGM
When: Tuesday 27th November, AGM will run from 6-7pm. Trivia will kick off at 7:30pm
Where: Ship Inn, Southbank
Cost: ASC members free, Non-members $10, Non-member students $5
Bookings:  Please book your tickets at brisciquiz2012.eventbrite.com.au

What bugs you?

26 September 2012
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Ever wanted to be a discoverer or name something? Then entomology may be the profession for you given only an estimated third of all insects in Australia have been classified so far.

At this month’s South East Queensland get-together Geoff Thompson one of Australia’s few specialist insect illustrators talks to us about the field and his work as an insect collector, museum curator and illustrator/photographer.

What: ASC SEQ get-together
When: Wednesday 26th September, 6-7:30pm
Where: QPAC cafe, South Brisbane
Cost: Free

Social media workshop – Brisbane event

22 May 2012
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Science-­‐connect a FREE workshop on science communication through social media
Are you interested in using social media to communicate science?

Is social media part of your job as a science communicator?

Come along to the Science-­‐connect workshop and learn more about:

  • Applying social media in science communication
  • Engaging and keeping the attention of your target audience
  • Determining if your social media applications are effective

Receive feedback on your use of social media applications from experts in the field:

  • Paul Goldston from Reload Media (www.reloadmedia.com.au)
  • Elliot Franks from the social media research team at Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (formerly DEEDI)

When: Tuesday 22 May, 6-7:00pm, before The Big Snapshot of Australian Science Engagement
Where: The Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point
Entry: Free. Drinks and finger foods provided
RSVP: http://thebigsnapshot.eventbrite.com.au/

For all enquiries please email: writ7210@gmail.com

Queensland science communicators, we want you!

22 May 2012
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Big Snapshot of Australian Science Engagement – Brisbane Event

How are we engaging people with science in Australia, and how do we do it better?

The ASC with Bridge8 and Econnect Communication are creating a high definition picture of Australian science engagement. This is your chance to contribute right at the start.

The new project is funded by the Australian government’s Inspiring Australia Strategy to gather information about the who, what, where, when, why and how we communicate science.

It will be a fast paced session, led by Jenni Metcalfe, Director of Econnect Communication. Your input and ideas will help shape a forthcoming national survey of science engagement activities.

Learn more about the project.

When: Tuesday 22 May, 7-8:30pm, right after Science-connect – social media workshop
Where: The Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point
Entry: Free. Drinks and finger foods provided
RSVP: http://thebigsnapshot.eventbrite.com.au/