Upcoming Events

April 26, 2024

10:30-11:45 a.m |  Hybrid-event


Mick Ebeling

American Inventor, Humanitarian of the Year, Founder of Impossible Labs

The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Spring Speaker Series welcomes Mick Ebeling, author, inventor, filmmaker, and named one of the world's most influential and creative people for ONE session on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Ebeling founded Not Impossible, an award-winning social innovation lab, on the premise that nothing is impossible. His approach has brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, crafting 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees, giving a ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years, and developing wearables that allow deaf and hearing people alike feel music haptically in a “surround body” experience.

Since the launch of the Eyewriter and Not Impossible Foundation, Mick has passionately studied the concept of “Impossible.” All the modern conveniences we see around us were once considered “impossible” by people who didn’t know any better. Synthetic fabrics, cell phones, and digital watches (not to mention cars and computers) were all figments of the imagination until inspiration met execution and the impossible became a reality.

In this talk "The Fallacy of the Impossible," Mick dives deeper into “Impossible,” the underlying psychological effects it has on an organization, and how to overcome “Impossible” so true innovation can take place.

People interested in hearing the talk, which concludes with a Q&A session, can attend in person or online.

The 10:30-11:45 a.m. event takes place at 3510 Capital City Blvd, Lansing, MI 48906.

This event is a hybrid-event, whether joining us in person or online, you must register here.

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now Founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Mick has dedicated his life to tapping into the power of innovation, technology, and story to change the world.

Mick’s mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows for a unique problem-solving approach, bringing together a community of passionate and talented engineers, doers, makers, idea generators and storytellers to create solutions that better the world. Partnering with a wide array of companies and organizations, Ebeling not only pushes the bar on innovation, he also shares the emotionally resonating story of doing so.

Ebeling’s book, Not Impossible: Do What Can't Be Done, recounts his life experiences that led to the founding of Not Impossible. Published in several languages, the book was hailed as “a true testament to the power of determination [...] Bursting with optimism and new ideas,” by Deepak Chopra.

Not Impossible is the only company to win Time Magazine’s Top Invention of the Year three times as well as being named winner of Fast Company’s World Changing Idea twice. Named one of WIRED Magazine’s Agents of Change, a two-time SXSW Innovation of the Year award winner, a three-time Tribeca Disruptor Awards recipient, a fellow with The Nantucket Project, and recipient of every major creative and advertising award, Ebeling is on a mission to provide “Technology for the Sake of Humanity.”

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