IIDA Leaders Breakfast 2016 tommorow.
Mick Ebeling as the featured speaker at the Northern California Chapter’s 2016 IIDA Leaders Breakfast.
mick_ebeling_smallHonored by Advertising Age as one of the “Top 50 Most Creative People” in 2014 and the recipient of the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Mick Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker.
Mick is CEO of Not Impossible Labs, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick’s firm belief that nothing is impossible.
Not Impossible’s first project was the development of the award-winning ocular tracking device, the EyeWriter, which enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. TIME magazine called it one of the “50 Best Inventions of 2010” and the device is now part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Not Impossible’s latest endeavor, Project Daniel, now celebrates its one-year anniversary. The subject of Intel’s “Look Inside” campaign, Project Daniel enabled Mick to fly to Sudan to 3D-print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world’s first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100. TIME magazine said, “It’s hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place.”
Project Daniel has won numerous accolades, including a 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, as well as being nominated for “Design of the Year” from London’s Design Museum. In 2014, it garnered the Titanium Cannes Lion as well as Gold and Bronze Lions. Project Daniel also won Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ Next Cause Marketing Award, Best in Show in the 2014 One Show, Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon. Driven to help many by telling the story of extraordinary individuals, Not Impossible continues to drive forward on projects that utilize technology for the sake of humanity. The work has been entered into MoMA’s permanent film archives.
This year, Mick’s first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, hit shelves. The book recounts his life experiences, the EyeWriter, and Project Daniel. Praised by Jillian Michaels as “a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others,” and hailed by Deepak Chopra as “the template for a new science of consciousness,” the book is now in its fifth printing.
2. David B. Mourning is the President, CEO, and founder of IA Interior Architects (IA). An architect and interior designer for more than 30 years, David worked for several architectural and engineering firms before joining Environmental Planning and Research, Inc. (EPR). It was during his seven years at EPR that he developed a love for the practice of interior design along with the national contacts that enabled him to start IA in1984. David’s expertise in management, marketing, and design has directed IA’s rapid growth to nineteen offices in the US and London, as well as the IA Global Alliance, with partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada and Latin America. IA is the first and largest global architectural firm dedicated exclusively to interior architecture.
David holds an NCARB certificate and is licensed to practice architecture in 27 states. He is a member of CoreNet Global, AIA, an IIDA fellow, and has served as a commissioner on the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.
3. The second award, the IIDA NC Distinguished Achievement Award will go to Nanci Scoular Industry IIDA.
Nanci Scoular has been committed to the Interior Design community for over 25 years. Hailing originally from South Africa, she started as an interior designer in Toronto then moved to the industry side with Interface in 1990. Four years later and still with Interface, Nanci joined the San Francisco/Bay Area community. She has since worked with both Herman Miller and Teknion on the dealer side, as well as PANTONE for Architecture and Interiors. Nanci has co-hosted the IIDA Honor Awards for the past 4 years and served on the Honor Awards Committee for the past 8 years. She was Co-VP Forums on IIDA’s Northern California Chapter Board for 2 consecutive sessions and then held the same position in the San Francisco City Center for another 3 years. In 2015 when invited by her good friend, Laura Guido Clark, she chaired the Art for HUEmanity fundraiser for Project Color Corps. Nanci currently works for Allsteel as an Architect + Design Manager and is heading up a new event for IIDA Northern California Chapter Partners.