2012 Winner Talks
The CITY 2.0
2012 TED Prize Wish:
2011 Winner Talks
2011 TED Prize Wish:
I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world…INSIDE OUT. Watch the Video
2010 Winner Talks
2010 TED Prize Wish:
I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. Watch the Video
2009 Winner Talks
2009 TED Prize Wish: Cosmic Company
I wish that you would empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company. Watch the Video
2009 TED Prize Wish: Ocean Wish
I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — 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. Watch the Video
2009 TED Prize Wish: Musical Education
I wish you would help create and document a special training program for at least 50 gifted young musicians, passionate for their art and for social justice, and dedicated to developing El Sistema in the US and in other countries. Watch the Video
2008 Winner Talks
2008 TED Prize Wish: An African Einstein
My wish is that you help us unlock and nurture scientific talent across Africa, so that within our lifetimes we are celebrating an African Einstein. Watch the Video
2008 TED Prize Wish: Charter for Compassion
I wish that you would help with the creation, launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion, crafted by a group of leading inspirational thinkers from the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect. Watch the Video
2008 TED Prize Wish: Once Upon a School
I wish that you — you personally and every creative individual and organization you know — will find a way to directly engage with a public school in your area, and that you’ll then tell the story of how you got involved, so that within a year we have 1,000 examples of innovative public-private partnerships. Watch the Video
2007 Winner Talks
2007 TED Prize Wish: A Better Future for Rwanda
I wish you to help create a better future for Rwanda by assisting my foundation, in partnership with the Rwandan Government, to build a sustainable, high quality rural health system for the whole country. Watch the Video
2007 TED Prize Wish: The Power of News Photography
I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age. Watch the Video
2007 TED Prize Wish: The Preservation of Earth’s Biodiversity
I wish that we will work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life. Watch the Video
2006 Winner Talks
Dr. Lawrence Brilliant
2006 TED Prize Wish: A Global Detection System
I wish that you would help build a global system to detect each new disease or disaster as quickly as it emerges or occurs. Watch the Video
2006 TED Prize Wish: Togetherness Through Film
I wish to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film. Watch the Video
2006 TED Prize Wish: Open-Source Design
I wish to create a community that actively embraces open-source design to generate innovative and sustainable living standards for all. Watch the Video
2005 Winner Talks
2005 TED Prize Wish: Social Movement for Africa
Wish One: I wish for you to help build a social movement of more than 1 MILLION American activists for Africa.
Wish Two: I wish to tell people ONE BILLION times about ONE, with as much of this as possible before the G8 Africa Summit in July 2005.
Wish Three: I wish for you to show the power of information — its power to rewrite the rules and to transform lives — by connecting every hospital, health clinic, and school in one African country, Ethiopia, to the Internet.
2005 TED Prize Wish: Global Sustainability
Wish One: I wish my artwork could persuade millions of people to join a global conversation about sustainability.
Wish Two: I wish we could launch a ground-breaking competition that motivates kids to invent new ideas in sustainable living.
Wish Three: I wish I could create an IMAX film that would make my work accessible to a broader audience
2005 TED Prize Wish: Discover New Cures for Brain Disorders
Wish One: Help me discover new cures for brain disorders utilizing a responsive neurostimulator computer device implanted into the cranial bone connected by wires to electrodes in the brain.
Wish Two: Create the final design for a portable Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS) that can erase a migraine headache without drugs.
Wish Three: Create a Brain Trust to rethink our approach to medical liability.