ALA President's Program featuring Mick Ebeling

Sunday, February 1, 2015 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

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“Say yes first, ask questions later. Commit, then figure it out,” says Mick Ebeling, who promises you an inspiring message about finding creative solutions to real-world problems by looking at them differently when he’s welcomed by Courtney Young as her featured speaker.

What if you discovered by accident that you could change the world? A film and TV producer by trade, and an optimist by nature, Ebeling shows in his book Not Impossible: The Art and the Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done (Atria Books, January 2015) how anyone can help change the world. On the cutting edge of the new Maker Movement, he is succeeding in finding ways to create and share new, simple, DIY technologies that offer people greater access to medical devices, communication devices, and other things they need. Ebeling will share some of the extraordinary stories behind his successes and lessons learned, and will talk about moving from “crowd-sourcing” to “crowd-solving.”

Mick Ebeling is founder of Not Impossible Labs and The Ebeling Group, an award-winning international production company and creative think tank. He is listed as a USA Network Cultural Trailblazer and won the 2014 Muhammad Ali humanitarian of the year award.

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