IIDA Leaders Breakfast 2016

Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

757 Market Street
San Francisco,CA94103United States
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Phone: +1 415-633-3000

It is our great pleasure to announce Mick Ebeling as our featured speaker at the Northern California Chapter’s 2016 IIDA Leaders Breakfast.

mick_ebeling_smallHonored by Advertising Age as one of the “Top 50 Most Creative People” in 2014 and the recipient of 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.

Mick is CEO of Not Impossible Labs, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick’s 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 “50 Best Inventions of 2010” and the device is now part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (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 Mick to fly to Sudan to 3D-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 3D-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 a 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, as well as being nominated for “Design of the Year” from London’s Design Museum. In 2014, it garnered the Titanium Cannes Lion as well as Gold and Bronze Lions. Project Daniel also won Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ Next Cause Marketing Award, Best in Show in the 2014 One Show, Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editor’s 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 MoMA’s permanent film archives.

This year, Mick’s first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, hit shelves. The book recounts his life experiences, the EyeWriter, and Project Daniel. Praised by Jillian Michaels as “a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others,” and hailed by Deepak Chopra as “the template for a new science of consciousness,” the book is now in its fifth printing.

In addition to this inspiring speaker, our chapter will bestow awards to two very deserving recipients. 

david_mourning_smallOur first award, the annual Leadership Award of Excellence, will go to David Mourning FIIDA AIA.

David B. Mourning is the President, CEO, and founder of IA Interior Architects (IA). An architect and interior designer for more than 30 years, David worked for several architectural and engineering firms before joining Environmental Planning and Research, Inc. (EPR). It was during his seven years at EPR that he developed a love for the practice of interior design along with the national contacts that enabled him to start IA in1984. David’s expertise in management, marketing, and design has directed IA’s rapid growth to nineteen offices in the US and London, as well as the IA Global Alliance, with partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada and Latin America. IA is the first and largest global architectural firm dedicated exclusively to interior architecture.

David holds an NCARB certificate and is licensed to practice architecture in 27 states. He is a member of CoreNet Global, AIA, an IIDA fellow, and has served as a commissioner on the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.

David has a wife and two children and resides in Ross, California. He shares his enthusiasm for golf with his clients and friends.

nanci_scoular_smallOur second award, the IIDA NC Distinguished Achievement Award will go to Nanci Scoular Industry IIDA.

Nanci Scoular has been committed to the Interior Design community for over 25 years. Hailing originally from South Africa, she started as an interior designer in Toronto then moved to the industry side with Interface in 1990. Four years later and still with Interface, Nanci joined the San Francisco/Bay Area community. She has since worked with both Herman Miller and Teknion on the dealer side, as well as PANTONE for Architecture and Interiors. Nanci has co-hosted the IIDA Honor Awards for the past 4 years and served on the Honor Awards Committee for the past 8 years. She was Co-VP Forums on IIDA’s Northern California Chapter Board for 2 consecutive sessions and then held the same position in the San Francisco City Center for another 3 years. In 2015 when invited by her good friend, Laura Guido Clark, she chaired the Art for HUEmanity fundraiser for Project Color Corps. Nanci currently works for Allsteel as an Architect + Design Manager and is heading up a new event for IIDA Northern California Chapter Partners.

Please join us in celebrating our design leaders of today and IIDA’s commitment to the future of design at this informative and inspiring event!


Sponsorship Opportunities and Pricing

Local Benefactor: $5000

  • VIP location of table at event – table seats 12
  • Recognition on IIDA website
  • Promotion with all local event advertisement
  • Inclusion in all press kits sent to the media
  • Verbal recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event on Program PowerPoint
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event in Printed Program
  • Five (5) tickets to VIP Reception on 09.20.2016 at STEM Kitchen|Garden

Sponsor Level: $3500

  • Premium table location at the event – table seats 12
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event on Program PowerPoint
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event in Printed Program
  • Three (3) tickets to VIP Reception on 09.20.2016 at STEM Kitchen|Garden

Patron Level: $2500

  • Table of 10 at the event
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event on Program PowerPoint
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event in Printed Program

Half Table: $1250

  • 5 seats – will be seated with individual ticket purchasers or other half table sponsors
  • Recognition at Leaders Breakfast Event in Printed Program
  • Individual Seats: $150 Member/Non-Member
  • Individual seats will not necessarily be together



Host a Student Member Volunteer this Leaders Breakfast by making them a guest at your table. This opportunity will be limited to the 20 Leaders Breakfast Student volunteers. If you choose to seat a student as your guest, just write “student” on your guest list form when you receive it. We will recognize your generosity at the event.



We are accepting credit card and check payments prior to the event:
Please visit www.iida.org (Leaders Breakfast Series) to place your order by credit card.

If you have any questions regarding reservations, would like to pay by check or require an invoice, please contact:
Anastasia Gedman, Leaders Breakfast and Special Events Manager
Telephone: 312.379.5129   Fax: 312.379.5163   Email: agedman@iida.org
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 567. Chicago, IL 60654

For additional event information, please contact:
Terry de la Cuesta, Table Sales Chair
Telephone: 669.800.2601   Email: tdelacuesta@oneworkplace.com

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for RESERVATIONS and PAYMENTS is September 14, 2016

Proceeds from all levels of sponsorship will go directly to support our not-for-profit organization at the international and local chapter levels.  Your contribution dollars are very important to the continued growth of our organization and are greatly appreciated.

Reservations online at www.iida.org


We hope you will be among the first to reserve your table/s or purchase individual tickets. We are getting a lot of interest already for this event so it is bound to sell out early! 

We acknowledge with deep gratitude the support of the 2016 IIDA Leaders Breakfast Series International Benefactors and for the generous support of our 2016 Northern California Chapter Partners.


Sincerely, Donald Cremers, President, IIDA Northern California Chapter, 2016-2017

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