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TED Prize Winners

Every year, TED names three new recipients for the TED Prize. These are the winners' acceptance talks, where they reveal their wish to change the world.

Read about the 2009 winners >>

From 2005, Bono shares a call to action on Africa; photographer Edward Burtynsky shows jaw-dropping photos of industrial landscapes and asks for help teaching the next generation to be green; and medical inventor Robert Fischell wishes for design help for next-generation health tools.

From 2006, architect Cameron Sinclair sets out a plan for sharing open-source design for humanity; filmmaker Jehane Noujaim wishes to tap the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future; and Dr. Larry Brilliant asks for the TED community's help in building a global early-warning system to find and contain new pandemics.

From 2007, Bill Clinton talks about how we can help build a health care system in Rwanda; James Nachtwey shows searing photographs of war and conflict; and E.O. Wilson shares his vision for the Encyclopedia of Life.

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Play_iconJR: My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

JR: My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

24:09 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 2,205,705 | Comments: 367

Play_iconJamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

21:53 Posted: Feb 2010

Views: 5,486,400 | Comments: 1025

Play_iconKaren Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule

Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule

09:54 Posted: Sep 2009

Views: 523,626 | Comments: 297

Play_iconJill Tarter: Join the SETI search

Jill Tarter: Join the SETI search

21:23 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 1,019,789 | Comments: 176

Play_iconSylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

Sylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

18:16 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 777,687 | Comments: 151

Play_iconGustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra: El Sistema's top youth orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra: El Sistema's top youth orchestra

17:06 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 1,564,471 | Comments: 200

Play_iconJose Antonio Abreu: The El Sistema music revolution

Jose Antonio Abreu: The El Sistema music revolution

16:58 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 775,817 | Comments: 131

Play_iconJames Nachtwey: Moving photos of extreme drug-resistant TB

James Nachtwey: Moving photos of extreme drug-resistant TB

05:52 Posted: Oct 2008

Views: 343,060 | Comments: 32

Play_iconNeil Turok: My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

Neil Turok: My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

24:50 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 369,752 | Comments: 63

Play_iconKaren Armstrong: My wish: The Charter for Compassion

Karen Armstrong: My wish: The Charter for Compassion

21:28 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 975,069 | Comments: 432

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