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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Enhancing Human Functionality With Technology

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As kids we long to be superheroes. We yearn for jetpacks, space travel and teleportation. Hopes get dashed when we discover Batman's life costs $682 million. Commoditized space travel thrills us, but then we realize we'll never go. We fund Kickstarter space travel projects and dream practically. We hope for chargerless electronics and productive commutes to work.
Our parents get sick, our peers get debilitating diseases and we take on caregiving responsibilities we didn’t foresee. We ponder the practicality of jetpacks, realize they may never happen and realize we may be disabled at some point. We forget about our wishes and look for things to simplify life; ways to interpret needs of someone who can't speak or how to pay for sh*t you need if you fall ill.
It doesn't have to be dismal and we don't have to settle. We can design smarter solutions to make life better for everyone. Join us for a conversation with advocates who are actively looking at solutions to better humanity.

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Speakers
avatar for Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

CEO/Founder, Not Impossible
Recently 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... Read More →
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Virginia Ingram

Partner, The Workshop Group
Virginia cut her teeth in the digital space when it was only an emerging industry. She’s come a long way since those early days -- working for the first DSL company in New York (back when AOL dominated) and riding out the dot-com boom at an internet incubator.
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Holly Stiles

Attorney, Disability Rights NC
Holly has worked for Disability Rights NC, the North Carolina Protection & Advocacy System for people with disabilities, since 2009. She has focused much of her recent litigation activity on addressing the disability-based stereotypes and assumptions that institutions are attaching... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Room 9ABC Austin Convention Center

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