TED Prize

The TED Prize is awarded to an individual with a creative, bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1 million into a powerful idea, each year the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.

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8 talks to inspire TED Prize wishes

The TED Prize trophy visualizes how winner’s wishes ripple out into the world. Designed by Tom Shannon (hear more about it in this TED Talk), it’s gravity-defying design is a s...

How I learned to listen

Dave Isay still keeps the tape recorder he brought to his very first interview on his bookshelf. Photo: Amy S. Choi The core of StoryCorps is listening. It’s about honoring an...
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About the TED Prize

The TED Prize gives a visionary leader the chance to dream bigger, awarding $1 million dollars to an imaginative and high-impact wish for the world.

@TEDPrize on twitter

Hey #EdChat & #EdTech communities! Did you use Big Questions to spark curiosity in your classrooms this week? Tell us using: #BigQChallenge
TED Prize 6 Mar
#TEDPrize winner @SylviaEarle talks about changing attitudes to our oceans & women in science. http://t.co/VAPttoyAco via @Guardian
TED Prize 6 Mar
Today's #BigQChallenge by TED Fellow @SeeThisWay: "Was building the Three Gorges Dam in China a good or bad idea?" http://t.co/eNizUKjFek
TED Prize 6 Mar
Use the @SchoolinCloud Big Question library to help drive self-organized learning in your classroom: http://t.co/bUzavzJ0IW #BigQChallenge
TED Prize 5 Mar
Who will be the 2016 #TEDPrize winner? One month left to nominate an individual (or yourself) for our $1M prize. http://t.co/gu4XPSidJy
TED Prize 5 Mar