2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Believing Is Seeing: Tech+Attitude Trumps Blindness

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St


For Erik Weihenmayer, blind at age 13, his messaging focuses on harnessing the power of adversity as an opportunity to problem solve and pioneer forward. He was the first blind person to scale Everest and has since scaled the 7 highest peaks.

Paired with pioneering producer Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible, they will explore what's now possible, and what is around the corner. Mick’s key mantra, "If not me, then who? If not now, then when?", has helped create new technology and pushed the innovation around health care into unforeseen bounds. Mick Ebeling's ability to disrupt the status quo and challenge the pre-determined has set a new pace in the world of innovation.

Hashtags: #sxsw #NotImpossible


Erik Weihenmayer at SXSW

Erik Weihenmayer

American Athlete, Adventurer, Author, Activist & Motivational Speaker

Touch The Top

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carste...

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Mick Ebeling

CEO & Founder

Not Impossible

Honored as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014 and one of the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarians of the Year, Mick Ebeling is a producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, ent...

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