NEWS
Mick Ebeling to receive Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award
POSTED 27 Feb 2019 . BY Jane Kitchen
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced philanthropist and changemaker Mick Ebeling will be the closing keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, taking place 11-13 September 2019 at The Venetian Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Ebeling will also be presented with the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award for his creation of Not Impossible Labs, a technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.

Ebeling founded Not Impossible in 2008 on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of ‘commit, then figure it out’ allows him to convene a disparate team of doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all.

This unconventional approach brought to life highly acclaimed initiatives including the EyeWriter, Project Daniel, Don’s Voices and most recently Music Not Impossible. Through these initiatives, Ebeling has brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees and ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years.

“Mick’s passion for helping others through innovative and creative solutions makes him an excellent choice for the 2019 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “I’m confident this inspiring keynote speech will motivate our conference attendees to explore inventive solutions to everyday challenges in their personal and professional lives.”

Prior to launching Not Impossible, Ebeling was a career producer and filmmaker. Since the launch of Not Impossible, he has been able to harvest the power of technology and story to change the world. A recipient of the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.

The Humanitarian Award is named in honour of the late spa pioneer Alex Szekely. It is awarded to recognise an individual who acts as a respected contributor to over wellbeing, encouraging the renewal of mind, body and spirit. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include Dr. Maya Angelou, John Ondrasik, Alice Waters, Jewel, Lisa Ling and Peyton Manning.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Opportunities: - Mick Ebeling to receive Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award...
Sign up for FREE ezine
Spa Jobs spa Industry News spa training spa oppportunities magazine spa opportunities blog spa-kit.net spa industry products Submit your news Advertise on Spa Opportunities Contact us at Leisure Media Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Jobs Search






diarydates

  Powered by leisurediary.com
19-22 May 2019
SPATEC Spring North America
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
23 May 2019
Forum HOTel&SPA
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

spa-kit
suppliers news


Can your spa uniforms take the heat?

Combining comfort and style is never easy, but when it comes to the demands of life as a spa therapist in a hot climate can your spa uniforms take the heat?

beauty-kit


Vinésime launches Élixir Du Temps to combat signs of ageing round the eyes
Vinésime, a professional vino-cosmetics brand based in France, has launched a new eye emulsion that is designed to combat the signs of ageing.


 
latest spa jobs
1 to 26 of 26 Jobs
Wellbeing and Fitness Manager
Champneys Tring
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Tring, UK More>>
 


Spa Therapist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Therapist
Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Spa Therapists

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawkham, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawsley, Daventry, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Jersey More>>
Spa Therapists

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Redhill, Surrey, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rhinefield House Hotel

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Nantwich, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Guernsey More>>
Spa Therapists

Wood Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK More>>
Spa Manager

The Headland Hotel

Salary: £30,000 plus bonus + benefits
Job location:
Newquay, Cornwall, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

No1 Lounges Ltd

Salary: £24,000 - £25,500 pa
Job location:
London, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

The K Club

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland More>>
Head of Department Roles

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Europe More>>
Deputy General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Europe More>>
General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Europe More>>
General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Belgium More>>
General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Germany More>>
Deputy General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Belgium More>>
Deputy General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Germany More>>
Head of Department Roles

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Belgium More>>
Head of Department Roles

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Germany More>>
Head of Department Roles

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Italy More>>
Deputy General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Italy More>>
General Manager

Aspria

Salary: Competitive
Job location:
Italy More>>
Spa Therapists

New Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Sutton Coldfield, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
St Helier, Jersey More>>

Spa Attendant
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Spa Sales and Reservationist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Senior Spa Therapist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Jobs page: 1


 
latest spa news

27 Feb 2019

Mick Ebeling to receive Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award

BY Jane Kitchen

Ebeling will also be presented with the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award for his creation of Not Impossible Labs

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced philanthropist and changemaker Mick Ebeling will be the closing keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, taking place 11-13 September 2019 at The Venetian Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.


Ebeling will also be presented with the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award for his creation of Not Impossible Labs, a technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.

Ebeling founded Not Impossible in 2008 on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of ‘commit, then figure it out’ allows him to convene a disparate team of doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all.

This unconventional approach brought to life highly acclaimed initiatives including the EyeWriter, Project Daniel, Don’s Voices and most recently Music Not Impossible. Through these initiatives, Ebeling has brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees and ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years.

“Mick’s passion for helping others through innovative and creative solutions makes him an excellent choice for the 2019 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “I’m confident this inspiring keynote speech will motivate our conference attendees to explore inventive solutions to everyday challenges in their personal and professional lives.”

Prior to launching Not Impossible, Ebeling was a career producer and filmmaker. Since the launch of Not Impossible, he has been able to harvest the power of technology and story to change the world. A recipient of the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.

The Humanitarian Award is named in honour of the late spa pioneer Alex Szekely. It is awarded to recognise an individual who acts as a respected contributor to over wellbeing, encouraging the renewal of mind, body and spirit. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include Dr. Maya Angelou, John Ondrasik, Alice Waters, Jewel, Lisa Ling and Peyton Manning.



Connect with
Spa Opportunities
Magazine:
View latest issue
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

Kempinski Hotels takes inspiration from Hemingway for Cuban resort
Four Seasons opens second hotel in India
CBG Architects complete set of wellness villas in Australia’s spa country
Revealed: Foster + Partners' major hotel project with LVMH
UK’s The Massage Company expands into India, with plans for 50 franchise locations
Rosewood Ningbo set for ‘new green landmark’ in the heart of ancient Chinese city
 
Catalogue gallery



Featured supplier




Invest in your employees – and your company – with FH Joanneum’s MBA in spa management

The FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers a unique MBA programme in International Hospitality and Spa Management, and for the first time, is offering substantial financial grants for students who begin the course this year.


Company profile



Amac offer fully-accredited training courses which are recognised nationally by employers. Fitness education is our area of expertise and the quality of our teaching remains unrivalled by any other provider.
View full profile>>

spa directory

Consultancy & management

Spa software

Accessories

Consultancy & management

Skincare

Salt therapy products

Trade associations

Spa furniture

Lockers/interior design

Spa uniforms

Spa software



Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd