BlawgThink: Powered by MindManager

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October 26, 2005

Mindjet is excited to announce the first "Powered by MindManager" conference. BlawgThink 2005, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Chicago, will be the first large conference to use MindManager as its central organizing principle. Breakout sessions will be run with MindManager, conference "scribes" will take notes in MindManager, the main conference room will feature a large map of all the thinking going on, and there will be presentations on using MindManager in the legal field. The event organizers plan to use MindManager’s External Linker" (available for free in the Mindjet Labs) to instantly pull information from the breakout sessions into the main conference map. And they have a lot more ideas in mind on using MindManager to create the perfect conference environment.

If you have any interest in how MindManager can be used in the legal arena, this one conference will probably tell you more in two days than you would learn in two months. Go to the BlawgThink site for more information on this first-ever "Powered by MindManager" event as the date gets nearer.

And please let us know if you have any thoughts on how MindManager can help improve the value and quality of conferences. Think of BlawgThink as a bit of a test lab for using MindManager to build the perfect large interactive event. How would you do it?

8 Responses to “BlawgThink: Powered by MindManager”

  1. Hobart Swan

    Interesting idea! I will make sure the development team is aware of this and see if it’s something we can enable. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Dinos Konis

    An area of improvement in using MindManager for demonstrating to a large number of people, is in using a wireless mouse in presentation mode. The left and right mouse buttons do not work as expected, as they are assigned to Tab and Shift+Tab respectively. You would expect the left button to take you to the next topic and the right button to go backwards (like PowerPoint does in presentaton mode). This forces the presenter to either stay close to the keyboard or to ensure that the mouse pointer is over the Next button on the MindManager screen which is cumbersome aned restrictive.

  3. Robin Capper

    Sounds like it will be fun. I “discovered” MindManager when Hugh Bathurst used it to run a CAD Productivity Conference I attended.
    Hugh wasn’t trying to demo MindManager, in fact we had to ask what software he was using. It was a captivating demo of a mindmap being used to structure and capture conference information simply by doing it.

  4. Hobart Swan

    I recently had a conversation with the Ben McConnell, author of Creating Customer Evangelists, about how Mindjet could build a strong community that could share that kind of information. He had some very interesting things to say (big surprise :o)! I don’t think this would happen by the time this conference takes place. But maybe some kind of Camtasia-enabled online area where people could post these kinds of videos…(

  5. Steve

    For that matter, we need a lot more actual videos in the product, demostrating how to use people actually use it in real life. I have my own system, and I actually need to figure out my own process for MM. Why not let me see what others are doing?

  6. Hobart Swan

    Hi Graham,
    We have this on the list of things we would like to do–for the exact reason you state. We will see if our collective intelligence can make this happen. Thanks for the input!

  7. Graham Johnson

    Why not make the conference Maps available in real time on the Net? So that way if the maps are intuitive, we “foreigners” can follow along.