The TED Prize is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1 million dollars into a powerful idea, the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.
2015 Nominations are open!
Nominate an individual — or yourself — to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change. Our TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish — and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.
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New Class: El Sistema Fellows
This month, New England Conservatory announced the appointment of their fifth Sistema Fellows Class, the most internationally diverse and highly specialized cohort in the program’s history. With the addition of the newest 10 members to the 40 existing Sistema Fellows alumni, Abreu’s wish is well on its way to fulfillment.
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Charmian Gooch unveils the Great Ripoff Map at TEDGlobal, showing the impact of corruption
In March, anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch stood on the TED stage in Vancouver to make a... Oct 08, 2014
Feeling blue about the state of the ocean? How a TED Prize wish helped one woman create a sea change
“Thousands have lived without love; none without water,” said Sylvia Earle as she stood on the... Oct 02, 2014
Musings from a “Male Granny”: a retired British schoolteacher in France spends his free time Skyping with children in India
David Swancott is a retired biology teacher who lives an hour southeast of Bordeaux, France. He... Sep 25, 2014
The Washington Post reports on a TED Prize wish: Charmian Gooch’s campaign to end anonymous companies
On 25 September, the Washington Post published an in-depth article about how corporate law can... Sep 25, 2014
“Skype Grannies” convene in London with 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra
Best-known for his hole-in-the-wall computer scheme – which put Internet-connected PCs into the... Sep 23, 2014
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@TEDPrize on Twitter
- TED Prize "What I learned from spending 31 days underwater" #oceans @MissionBlue @FCousteau: http://t.co/Vcr4JFjVXm Oct 23 3:37pm GMT
- TED Prize RT @ImperiledOceans: Why a #swordfish’s sword doesn’t break http://t.co/ApnghbhsDE via @natgeo @edbites RT@Seasaver http://t.co/kHin1qWu2C Oct 22 3:43pm GMT
- TED Prize RT @thebteamhq: “A public registry of the real human owners of companies can bring business into the open” - @Global_Witness http://t.co/Rt… Oct 22 3:42pm GMT
- TED Prize RT @WiredUK: "The tide is turning, and transparency is an issue whose time has come" @charmian #WIRED14 http://t.co/Okcol9dKD9 Oct 21 4:54pm GMT
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