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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10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

The object JR selected? A melted typewriter, from a police station in Tunisia that was ransacked by protestors during Arab Spring. He calls it a “poignant symbol of the Arab Sp...
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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.


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There's no time like the present, start preserving your stories & your loved ones today. Download the #StoryCorps app http://t.co/8skBwM4DXa
TED Prize 21 Apr
Watch: Award-winning students worked w/ #TEDPrize winner @Sugatam to explain "What is a SOLE" http://t.co/ukMiCLc2Aq @SchoolinCloud
TED Prize 21 Apr
WATCH: The @SETIInstitute's Jill Tarter makes her 2009 #TEDPrize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. http://t.co/B0oOpszgMV
TED Prize 21 Apr
Wanna tell your story? @StoryCorps has an app for that! https://t.co/myUxmrJ5p2
TED Prize 21 Apr
RT @StoryCorps: "I'd see how this simple act of being interviewed could mean so much to people" Dave Isay, talks with @Upworthy. http://t.…
TED Prize 20 Apr