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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.

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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_iconDave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

25:35 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 1,093,198 | Comments: 211

Play_iconE.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life

E.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life

22:35 Posted: Apr 2007

Views: 904,536 | Comments: 86

Play_iconJames Nachtwey: My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

James Nachtwey: My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

21:56 Posted: Apr 2007

Views: 732,761 | Comments: 96

Play_iconBill Clinton: My wish: Rebuilding Rwanda

Bill Clinton: My wish: Rebuilding Rwanda

24:07 Posted: Apr 2007

Views: 708,181 | Comments: 94

Play_iconEdward Burtynsky: My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education

Edward Burtynsky: My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education

34:25 Posted: Oct 2006

Views: 520,511 | Comments: 54

Play_iconRobert Fischell: My wish: Three unusual medical inventions

Robert Fischell: My wish: Three unusual medical inventions

26:49 Posted: Oct 2006

Views: 295,107 | Comments: 32

Play_iconBono: My wish: Three actions for Africa

Bono: My wish: Three actions for Africa

27:52 Posted: Oct 2006

Views: 563,871 | Comments: 109

Play_iconCameron Sinclair: My wish: A call for open-source architecture

Cameron Sinclair: My wish: A call for open-source architecture

23:34 Posted: Jul 2006

Views: 903,972 | Comments: 73

Play_iconJehane Noujaim: My wish: A global day of film

Jehane Noujaim: My wish: A global day of film

25:38 Posted: Jul 2006

Views: 301,083 | Comments: 50

Play_iconLarry Brilliant: My wish: Help me stop pandemics

Larry Brilliant: My wish: Help me stop pandemics

25:50 Posted: Jul 2006

Views: 558,077 | Comments: 52

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