Biggerplate Unplugged brings together mind mapping software users, developers, bloggers and trainers to explore trends and innovations in the world of mind mapping!
Listen to expert speakers, join in roundtable discussions, or even put yourself forward for a 'lightning session' - these are lively, interactive, and engaging events that provide a unique opportunity to turn online connections into real world collaboration, and a chance to explore and shape the future of mind mapping.
Space is limited, so book your place now!
Event Focus: "Mind Mapping and the Mainstream"
(10:00 - 10:30) - Registration
A selection of presentations from leading software developers and mind mapping experts, who will share their experience, expertise, and perspective on the past, present, and future of the mind mapping world.
Liam Hughes (Biggerplate)
From Arena to Industry: Who Needs Mainstream?
Liam asks if an obsession with 'mainstream' mapping acceptance is a realistic or helpful pursuit, and suggests the alternative pursuit of greater commercialisation within the mind mapping world.
Liam is the founder of Biggerplate.com
Chris Griffiths (ThinkBuzan)
Modernising Mind Mapping: The Buzan Legacy
Chris talks about negotiating the marriage between Tony Buzan's hand-drawn mind maps, and the needs of a new, technologically fluent generation.
Chris is CEO of ThinkBuzan
Craig Scott (iThoughts)
Touchy-Feely Mind Mapping
Craig will talk about his experiences building one of the first mind map tools designed solely for mobile and touch based input.
Craig is the creator and lead developer of iThoughts
Nick Duffill (Harport Consulting)
Communicating with Inductive Mind Maps
Mind mapping software is an invaluable tool, not only for mind mapping... Nick discusses an alternative design of map for communicating and explaining ideas.
Nick is Principal Consultant at Harport Consulting
John Barber (Mindjet)
Mind Mapping and Beyond
People often view mind mapping software as an isolated tool. John will look at trends Mindjet are seeing, and changes that need to happen in order for mapping software to become an integrated natural fit with the rest of your workflow.
John is Pre-Sales and Solution Sales Manager at Mindjet
Jim Mather (MindGenius)
"Is there justification for giving mind mapping mainstream status?"
Mapping software helps keep people purposefully connected and make tangible progress. We need to promote those who have used these approaches to be more competitive and more collaborative, in order to spread the message further. Jim Mather will be sharing his experience of using this approach in Government.
Jim is the Chairman of MindGenius sister company Gael
Steve Rothwell (Elstar Consulting)
Creating Documents with Mind Mapping Software
Having used your mind mapping software to capture some ideas for a business document... why not keep going and prepare the content in full before exporting to a word processor for final formatting? Steve will introduce the process and review the benefits of this approach.
Steve is Principal Consultant at Elstar Consulting
Thomas Thornton (MindMeister)
Mind Mapping in Education
Education systems focus on collecting the dots, and there is little time spent on teaching how to connect them. Thomas suggests schools should therefore include mapping in the curriculum, and provide focused training and support for teachers.
Thomas is Business Development Manager at MindMeister
Andrew Wilcox (Cabre)
Search Friendly Mind Maps
Do you want the masses to see your maps? Of course you do. Google likes words, but can it see the words on your map? Andrew will provide a few tips to help you get your maps found by google and therefore your intended audience.
Andrew is the Owner of Cabre
Interactive discussions that give our speakers and audience members the chance to ask and discuss key questions, and explore topics of interest. Based on questions put forward by attendees and the wider mapping community, each rountable discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues raised in the preceding presentations.
Roundtable Discussion 1: Introducing Mind Mapping
In this session, we'll look at the way in which mind mapping is presented and marketed to the un-initiated, and whether current approaches are effective or alienating.
Roundtable Discussion 2: Barriers to Adoption
Here our speaker panel and audience will discuss the barriers that prevent wider adoption of mind mapping, and how they may (or may not) be overcome.
Roundtable Discussion 3: What comes next?
To wrap up the day, we'll explore what actions we can take, and explore the wider question of what the next era of mind mapping might look like, based on what we have learned over the course of the day.
Fancy a Drink?
Join us after the event for a drink and a chat!
We'll be making our way to the "Captains Cabin" pub (4-7 Norris Street) once the event finishes, and if you'd like to reflect on the day and share a drink with your new mapping friends, then please come join us! If you want to signal your intent to join - then visit this page: Post Event Drinks
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