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10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

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Dave Isay was shocked to learn he was in the running for the 2015 TED Prize. And yet, today his TED Prize wish — to grow StoryCorps’ “digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity” — was granted, fueled by $1 million and the vigor of TED’s global community. Could your idea win the next TED []

8 talks to inspire TED Prize wishes

8 talks to inspire TED Prize wishes

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TED Prize winners turn ideas into world-changing projects, with $1 million in seed money and the TED community’s support. Beyond having a solid track record of making high-impact change in their communities and beyond, all prize winners must be capable of one thing: dreaming big. Does this sound like you or someone you know? This []

“It’s like climbing a mountain—you take one step at a time”: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch talks campaigning to end anonymous companies

“It’s like climbing a mountain—you take one step at a time”: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch talks campaigning to end anonymous companies

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Earlier this month, the Queen announced legislation to clamp down on corporate secrecy in her speech at the opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom. This may be news to the rest of the world, but it was a hard-won victory for the campaigners at Global Witness, an international non-governmental organization known for hard-hitting field investigations []

Obama pledges support for massive new Pacific Ocean “hope spots,” echoing a TED Prize wish

Obama pledges support for massive new Pacific Ocean “hope spots,” echoing a TED Prize wish

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On June 17, 2014, US president Obama pledged support to create 700,000 square miles of new Pacific Ocean “hope spots” — no-fish, no-drill zones to help the ocean recover. As Sylvia Earle asked in her 2009 TED Prize wish:

I wish that you would use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — and campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas — hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet. How much? Some say 10 percent, some say 30 percent. You decide: how much of your heart do you want to protect?

31 days underwater: A TED Prize winner dives deep to visit Fabien Cousteau as he aims to beat his grandfather’s record

31 days underwater: A TED Prize winner dives deep to visit Fabien Cousteau as he aims to beat his grandfather’s record

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Sylvia Earle is always on a mission. She launched the ocean conservation campaign Mission Blue in 2010 after winning the TED Prize, establishing protected marine “hope spots” around the world. And last weekend, Earle dove 63 feet beneath the ocean’s surface to visit Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, on his Mission 31. Earle, []

What is the TED Prize (and how can you win next year’s)?

What is the TED Prize (and how can you win next year’s)?

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What do a British chef, an education technology professor and a pioneering ocean researcher have in common? They’re all winners of the TED Prize – a cash award of $1,000,000 that’s given annually to a forward-thinking individual with a fresh, bold vision for sparking global change. The Prize begins with a big wish – one that will motivate people []

The TED Prize wish: What you can do to end anonymous companies

The TED Prize wish: What you can do to end anonymous companies

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By Natasha Scripture Anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch stood up on stage at TED2014 tonight and revealed her TED Prize wish: to get rid of anonymous companies once and for all by making who owns and controls them public knowledge. As head of Global Witness, a UK-based non-profit that has been campaigning for transparency for the []

A scandal of epic proportions hidden in plain sight: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch reveals her wish at TED2014

A scandal of epic proportions hidden in plain sight: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch reveals her wish at TED2014

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“TED Prize winners are heroes,” says longtime TEDster Jeff Skoll, as he introduces this year’s TED Prize winner. “They often go on to exceed even their own most audacious goals.” Watch Charmian Gooch’s TED Talk >> This year, by sheer coincidence, the Skoll Foundation and TED chose to honor the same person with their annual awards—Charmian []

TED Prize, by the numbers

TED Prize, by the numbers

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A few numbers to keep in mind: 3, 31, and 1 million. That’s because nominations for the 2016 TED Prize are being accepted through the end of the day on March 31, 2015. You have until then to nominate a mentor, a co-worker or a visionary leader whose work you admire from afar for this []

The anatomy of a TED Prize wish

The anatomy of a TED Prize wish

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The TED Prize turns our staff into genies: every year, we give a million dollars to one inspiring leader with a bold wish for the world. Here’s a sampling of wishes that have won in recent years: “My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to []

5 reasons to nominate yourself for the TED Prize

5 reasons to nominate yourself for the TED Prize

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Chances are, you’ve heard Ghandi’s famous words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Now, you have an opportunity to bring this famous adage to life by dreaming up a high-impact collaborative action for the global community. The TED Prize is an annual $1 million grant given to a bold leader with []