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Nominations are now open for the 2014 TED Prize

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Education innovator Sugata Mitra accepts the 2013 TED Prize and shares his wish for the world. Could you or someone you know win the prize in 2014? Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Each year, the TED Prize is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. Think JR’s global participatory art project, Inside Out, or Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud. By leveraging the TED community’s resources to support the winner and investing $1 million in their idea, the TED Prize inspires leaders to dream bigger about what’s possible.

Nominations for the 2014 TED Prize are now open. We’re looking for nominees who know how to capture imaginations and make a measurable impact. We know you share our passion for world-changing ideas. That’s why we’re counting on you to nominate a visionary you respect that is capable of leading a high-impact collaborative action.

From now through June 16, you are invited to nominate yourself or someone else – perhaps a co-worker, a friend, a mentor or even an innovator you admire from afar – for the 2014 TED Prize.

Because winning the TED Prize is a life-changing experience, we want to make sure that you fully understand the process. Applications will be reviewed by the TED Prize jury, who will consider the power of each finalist’s wish for the world and the potential impact of their execution plan. The TED Prize jury will select the winner in December of 2013 and work with them on their plan. The TED Prize winner will reveal their wish and accept their award at the TED Conference in Vancouver, BC in February 2014.

For more information about the nomination process and tips on what makes a good wish, head to the TED Prize website. Or look the very informative infographic below.

TED-Prize-Infographic

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  • Jim Ryan commented on Apr 11 2013

    Addendum to my post on immunology follows.

    It may be that the kids that go shoeless most everyday, of which I was one, gain better immunity from the changing environment daily, in small incriments, via the extra tough skin on the soles of the toughened feet, which may act as a filter, while introducing possibly harmful bacteria to the body, from that more indirect route, giving the body time to produce more antibodies.

  • Jim Ryan commented on Apr 11 2013

    I have much to contribute in animal psychology, that is not understood today. Please help me, to help others, thank you.

  • Jim Ryan commented on Apr 11 2013

    Here is an example of my thinking.

    Immunology
    by Jim Ryan

    In the following I would suggest that science study children that rarely wear shoes or don’t wear shoes at all. I would divide the study into different nations or groups of nations with basically, the same diseases.

    I would divide the shoeless– because of intense poverty, from the people and children that choose to go shoeless and those that rarely or almost never go without shoes.

    I might look at the data as the mostly shoeless by desire as mentally and possibly physically, stronger and therefore, more resistant to disease, unless science finds differently.

    It may be that kids and people exposed to the pathogens in the dirt, grass and mud puddles on a constant basis, build stronger immune systems, at least for those that choose to go barefoot.

  • Jim Ryan commented on Apr 11 2013

    I would like the award, to design tests in bacteria. I believe asthma is curable for most if not all, but the loss to big pharma must stop such.

  • commented on Apr 11 2013

    Reblogged this on Busy Lizzies.

  • Awele commented on Apr 11 2013

    Do you want RJOY nominated?

    Awele (ah WAY lay)