Making powerful ideas visual

Mind Doodle is live mind mapping TEDxBristol on 2–3 November 2017

Everyone should be able to share knowledge freely and communicate ideas despite cultural and geographical barriers, which is why Mind Doodle is live mind mapping talks at TEDxBristol.

TEDxBristol is the biggest TEDx event in Europe. It attracts a dedicated local community, whilst drawing attention from a global audience online. The last event received 2.7 million online visitors during the one-day conference and a total of 8 million visitors in three months.

In order to further amplify the powerful ideas that are explored through TEDxBristol, we are supporting the event in two ways:

1. Live mind mapping talks so that knowledge, thoughts and personal stories from the speakers are available to online visitors in real-time.

2. Through the Community Partnership Programme, we are providing free tickets for people from local communities who could not attend the event otherwise.

The event is non-profit and volunteer led, with admission fees and commercial sponsorship covering costs. We have aligned our support with TEDxBristol to help share the important messages to an audience who may otherwise not be able to receive them.


TED was conceived in 1984 as a conference exploring the convergence of technology, entertainment, and design. Since then, it has grown into a world-renowned stage for sharing forward-thinking ideas.

The conference has come a long way since it began. It has received support and recognition from some of the world’s biggest corporations, including sponsorship from the likes of Google, GE and The Coca-Cola Company, but most importantly, its success is due to the high quality of thought-provoking talks that are delivered.


In recent years, communities have taken ownership of their own TED-like events with the increase in popularity of TEDx. These are independent TED events, licensed by TED and following its key principles.

Through these local events, the brightest minds from around the world are given a platform to communicate their ideas. With no commercial, religious, or political agenda, the goal of TEDx events is to spark conversation, connection and community.

Benefits of mind mapping TEDxBristol

In addition to increased creativity and enhanced problem solving skills, mind mapping also boasts improved memory recall as a major benefit, and research suggests that mind mapping stimulates both sides of the brain simultaneously.

This means that mind maps can fire up the left side of the brain with sequential and action-orientated thinking, in parallel with using the right side of the brain for creative problem solving through an explorative phase of thinking.

By live mind mapping TEDxBristol talks, Mind Doodle is enhancing the way that audiences interpret key messages, allowing viewers to make sense of the talks in a creative and actionable way.

The benefits of embracing a visual story of TEDx talks through live mind maps include:

· Concepts become easier to interpret and understand

· Information is retained in your memory

· Visual format creates simple and clear argument structure

· Powerful ideas are shared with those who can’t attend in person

· Archive for access to key facts and quotes in the future

You can also accompany the live mind mapping with a live video stream of TEDxBristol to hear the talks as you visualise the ideas.


Mind Doodle is free to use and the mind maps from TEDxBristol will become a collection of reference points that are public and available online.

With quick access to the online archive at, you can return to the mind maps to pull out key information from any of the talks at a later date.

We are committed to removing the obstacles for communicating important messages. By accessing live mind maps, visitors can interpret complex information, personal stories and powerful talks in a visual way.

By live mind mapping the talks at TEDxBristol, we are helping to spread ideas to people around the world, whilst also providing free access for young people from local communities to attend the event in person.

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