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Biggerplate Unplugged - Utrecht

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 4:45 PM

Biggerplate Unplugged - Utrecht

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Biggerplate Unplugged: The Mind Mapping Conference

This unique event brings together mind mapping software users, developers, bloggers and trainers to explore trends and innovations in the world of mind mapping! After hugely successful events in London and Paris, we are bringing #BPUN to the Netherlands, and we hope you will join us for a fantastic day!

Listen to expert speakers, join in roundtable discussions - 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.


09:15 - 10:00 

Registration and refreshments
10:00 - 10:20 Biggerplate Update
Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes (Biggerplate)

Liam will discuss recent progress at Biggerplate, and outline current projects and future plans, including ways to help and support small mind mapping businesses, and solutions for hand-drawn mind mappers.

10:20 - 10:40

Three mistakes visual-spatial thinkers make at work

Saskia Smet

Saskia Smet (Numentum)

This presentation will provide insights on the problems visual-spatial thinkers encounter when working in modern organisations. Most people are not aware these problems are causing additional stress & frustration.  

10:40 - 11:00 Mind mapping within large government
Marc van Oudheusden

Marc van Oudheusden (Dutch Government)

Marc is senior advisor on crisis management and security for the Dutch government. He will discuss the pro's and con's of implementing mind mapping in large government organisations, and explore the constraints that exist, as well as possible solutions and work-arounds.

11:00 - 11:30 Networking and refreshments break
11:30 - 12:20

World Cafe 1: Barriers to mind mapping adoption

 Hans Terhurne

Hans Terhurne (Creamatics)

In the first of these highly interactive 'World Cafe' sessions, Hans will lead an exploration of the barriers that mind mapping and mind mappers encounter in organisations. Attendees will be asked to discuss perspectives in small groups, then share and exchange ideas between tables!

12:20 - 12:40 Cloud-based mind mapping: Advantages and obstacles
Michael Hollauf

Michael Hollauf (MindMeister)

Michael is the managing director at MindMeister, and will discuss the advantages of a cloud-based mind mapping solution, whilst also exploring some of the common obstacles/objections to cloud-based services in general. 

12:40 -13:00

Project collaboration: From planning to execution 

Lucas Calabro

Lucas Calabro (Mindjet) 

How Mindjet helps teams collaborate and execute successfully throughout all project phases combined with the new social tasks system to keep all teams on track. 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break (food provided)

14:00 - 14:20

Study better with visual thinking

Marco Bertolini

Marco Bertolini (Revedution)

If you are using the right tools and methods, studying can be great fun. Marco explores ways to help students of all ages understand and memorize faster and deeper through the use of visual thinking tools such as mind mapping.

14:20 - 14:40 Mind mapping for smarter meetings 
Mathieu van der Wal

Mathieu van der Wal

Mathieu discusses how mind mapping can be used to improve meetings, by helping keep people engaged, helping perspectives to be understood, and defining clearer actions. Mathieu will outline a suggested approach based on a combination of tools, communication, and discipline.

14:40 - 15:00

Mind mapping 3.0

Hans Buskes

Hans Buskes (Master Mind Maps)

Hans Buskes takes you on the road to mindmapping 3.0; exploring how to make sense of information overload to solve a police cold case, using a a real-world example of how mind mapping helped to capture a pyromaniac!

15:00 - 15:30

Networking and refreshments break

15:30 - 15:50

Biggerplate Q & A

15:50 - 16:30

World Cafe 2: How to get the Netherlands mind mapping? 

John Albers

John Albers (BrainFun Coaching) 

In this second interactive session, John will guide an exploration of the possible ways that we can increase the use of mind mapping within the Netherlands, and enable a great number of people to utilise this approach. 

16:30 - 16:45

Concluding remarks 

16:45 - 18:30

Networking drinks



Connection of MindsLive Mind Mapping provided by Connection of Minds

Throughout the conference, facilitators from Connection of Minds will be live mind mapping all the presentations and discussions to create a series of mind maps that will be made available after the event on 


Space is limited, so book your ticket soon to avoid missing out on this fantastic event!

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When & Where

Meeting Plaza Utrecht
20 Godebaldkwartier
3511 DX Utrecht

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 4:45 PM

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We provide the best source of mind mapping content, learning, and community in the world. Our online mind map library features thousands of mind map templates and examples that are available to download for free. We also provide training and events for people and organisations who want to get the maximum benefit from using mind mapping tools and techniques!

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