While we'd like to play a part in encouraging and supporting people to meet up in the real world, we don't think it should be something that is 'owned' or organised by us. We have been scratching our heads trying to come up with a solution, and we think we may have found one... so we've created a separate (non-commercial) initiative to try and enable mappers to organise their own meetups around the world!
Take a look at http://www.meetup.com/MindMap/ and you'll find a site that's entirely designed to help this happen... we think it's pretty clever, even if we're a bit jealous that we didn't come up with it ourselves!
This is a bit of an experiment, but we hope some of our users will find this as cool as we do! So why not take a look and perhaps create a free-to-attend mind mapping meetup in a coffee shop or bar near you!