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Biggerplate Unplugged New York: Final Programme Details!

With just one week to go until Biggerplate Unplugged in New York, we're delighted to confirm the final few programme details for the mind map conference on 10th of March!

The theme for the 2016 mind map conference is "Mind Mapping for the 21st Century Knowledge Worker" and we've got a brilliant range of expert speakers, and interactive workshop sessions to explore and discuss uses of mind mapping, tips and best practice, and the future of the mind mapping sector in general. You can view the full event programme here: Biggerplate Unplugged 2016

Here's an overview of the speakers and sessions coming at #BPUN16 in New York:

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Biggerplate Founder Liam Hughes (that's me) will be opening the conference with a perspective on why mind mapping could/should be considered the essential tool for the modern information worker.

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Education expert and author Toni Krasnic will be talking about the need for students to connect rather than simply collect dots in educational terms, moving from disengaged accumulation of individual information bites, to a more holistic and effective ability to understand them in relation to one another in order to achieve genuine subject knowledge.

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Dr. Pablo Buitron will be talking about his innovative project to help the future doctors of America pass their medical exams with help of mind maps. Pablo will also discuss his experience of using mind maps to improve communication and understanding between Doctor and patient!

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Madeleine Philippe will be bringing an international perspective, as she follows up her fantastic presentation at Biggerplate Unplugged 2015 with a look at how we can help develop lifelong thinking and learning skills in students using mind maps, based on her experience teaching students at two university institutions in Brussels.

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After a brief pause for breath (and caffeine) we kick off once again with an interactive workshop designed to get those creative juices flowing, as Nora Herting from ImageThink encourages us to 'Draw our big ideas' in what promises to be a lively hands-on session!

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Marketing expert and author Stephanie Diamond will then explore the ways mind mapping can help marketing professionals to develop plans, generate content, and improve audience engagement, before returning later in the day to run an interactive session focused on how to market mind mapping!

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Roger C Parker will then be firing up aspiring authors with his tips on how to use mind mapping to get more out of the books you read, and also plan and deliver on the books you want to write!

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We're delighted to welcome Brian Sodl who was one of the earliest contributors to the Biggerplate library back in 2008 (see this mind map), who will be talking about the journey of a mind mapping knowledge worker, and the challenges of trying to introduce mind mapping as a working tool in different types of organisation!

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Larry Wolfe from Boeing joins us for his second Biggerplate Unplugged conference, and this time takes to the stage to talk through the lessons, learning, and experiences of the use and adoption of mind mapping with the Boeing Company.

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We conclude the day with two interactive sessions, with the first looking at how best to promote and share mind mapping with a wider audience, facilitated by Graham of Biggerplate, and marketing expert Stephanie Diamond!

You then have your chance to quiz the Biggerplate team and make your suggestions for new features, functions, and projects that we should be working on in the interactive Biggerplate Brainstorm and Question session.

Oh... and then we're going to give out a few awards to wrap up the day... but we can't tell you too much about that... it would ruin the surprise!

There is still time to secure one of the remaining places at the conference and participate in this exciting gathering of the mind mapping user community!

View full conference programme and booking details

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Liam is the founder of Biggerplate.com, and tries (with varying success) to write about key projects and progress at Biggerplate, as well as the wider world of mind mapping and our place within it.
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