Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth this year, add CXI 2018 conference to your wish list! For its 12th year running, PSFK is hosting an intimate conference where emerging pioneers and established experts will take the stage to discuss all things innovation around the new consumer experience.
Honored as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014 and 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. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible Labs, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mickʼs 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 “Top 50 Inventions of 2010" and the device is now part of the permanent collection at the NY 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 Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3-D-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 3-D 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 the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards as well as being nominated for Design of the Year from the London Design Museum. In 2014 it garnered the Titanium Cannes Lion as well as Gold and Bronze Lions. Project Daniel also won AICPʼs Next Cause Marketing Award, Best in Show in the 2014 One Show, the 2014 Silver and Bronze Telly Award, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editorʼs 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 the MoMAʼs permanent film archives. On January 6, Ebeling published his first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldnʼt Be Done, which recounts his life experiences, the Eyewriter, and Project Daniel.
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